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Course 511: Social Entrepreneurship

SKU: CVC 430/511

Professor: Andrew Sears

This course will explore the discipline of social entrepreneurship focused on high-tech initiatives. This course will help students to:

  1. To be able to define the field of social entrepreneurship and key traits of social entrepreneurs.
  2. To be able to describe and apply key theories and concepts the field of social entrepreneurship.
  3. To be able to describe and apply the theories from the Lean Startup and Business Models needed to rapidly adapt to an uncertain environments facing social entrepreneurs.
  4. To be able to conduct a detailed analysis of an organization to assess which initiatives are contributing the most (and least) to its mission impact and revenue sustainability.
  5. To be able to synthesize and present theories and concepts of social entrepreneurship into strategic recommendations for organizations.


Title Cost

Gelobter, M. (2015). Lean Startups for Social Change: The Revolutionary Path to Big Impact (1 edition). San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers. 224 pg. ISBN: 978-1626561496


Osterwalder, A., & Pigneur, Y. (2010). Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers (1st edition). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons. ISBN: 978-0470876411.
Available Free Online.

Tuition Cost $900.00
Total Cost of Course, including Books (at Full Price) $917.86