Fall 2009 Course Description

Advanced Topics in Management

Section Title: Social Entrepreneurship
Instructor(s): Peter Frumkin
Course: P A 388L - Advanced Topics in Management
(previously Seminar on Topics in Public Management)
Unique Number: 63150
Day & Time: Mondays, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: SRH 2.104
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This course fulfills requirements for the following specialization(s):

Description: This course explores the skills needed to be a successful social entrepreneur. At a time when more and more of the most complex problems require fresh ideas and insightful innovations, we are seeing the rise of social entrepreneurs who are acting as change agents all around the world . A social entrepreneur is someone who seeks to bring innovation and change, and who spots opportunities to meet critical public needs where others only see obstacles. Through case studies, readings about successful social entrepreneurs and guest speakers who have done this difficult work, the class aims to impart to students both an appreciation of the challenges of being a change agent and the thrill of social entrepreneurship. Students will develop during the course of the semester a plan for a nonprofit or for-profit social venture that they believe can produce significant public value. Student completing a plan may enter the RGK Center's Social Innovation Competition and vie for start-up funding for their ventures.

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