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Change lives. Change organizations. Change the world.
Social entrepreneurs are increasingly blurring the lines between the sectors, using for-profit and hybrid forms of organization to achieve social objectives. This is creating new opportunities for applying business skills in the social sector, but the phenomenon is not well understood. This course focuses on the efforts of private citizens to create effective responses to social needs and innovative solutions to social problems.
Its aims are: (1) to introduce students to the concepts, practices, and challenges of social entrepreneurship in the United States and around the world; (2) to equip students with frameworks and tools that will help them be more effective in their pursuits; and (3) to engage students in a joint learning process to gain a better understanding of this emerging field.
This elective course is offered to all Stanford GSB and Sloan students. Current students, please check MyGSB for more information.