University of Pennsylvania, Wharton and coursera offers an online course on social entrepreneurship for free.
About the course:
Social entrepreneurs and social innovators are tackling and diminishing many of the world's problems. They achieve significant positive social impact through the creative and aggressive mobilization of people and other resources.
This course will cover a select set of topics associated with social innovation and entrepreneurship whether nonprofit or for-profit. Students will be able to choose their level of engagement by selecting either the open track, or the signature track. Students in the open track will master a set of strategy and planning tools essential for social innovation success. Students in the signature track will work throughout the term on a plan for an organization that they wish to create and will receive feedback from the course team.
- What is Social Entrepreneurship? What is Social Innovation?
- Solution Design
- Competitive Analysis and Concept Testing
- Performance Measurement
- Organization Form and Pilot
- Establishing Checkpoints, Building for Scale, and Pitching
Duration: 6 weeks
Timings: 3 to 4 hours / week
To apply, click here.