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FBE 330 Social Entrepreneurship (3 credits)

This course introduces students to the field of social entrepreneurship. Social entrepreneurship is the use of entrepreneurial business skills for the explicit pursuit of creating innovative solutions to social problems. In both non-profit and for-profit ventures, organizations engaged in social entrepreneurship act as agents of social; change, creating large-scale social change in the communities or around the world with a heightened sense of accountability to the constituencies they served and the outcomes created by their efforts. Topics covered will include assessment of opportunities, different business models used in the social sector, acquiring resources required for a new social venture, and the tradeoffs between social and financial returns on investment.

Prerequisites: HSB students: MGT 110 or MGT 120 or MGT 121; CAS students: Permission of Chair.