Eminus Academy Introduction Video is linked below.
Globalization, climate change, polarization and conflict partnered with rapidly increasing technology and communications make us more aware of both the problems and opportunities facing humanity and our planet today. However, access to technology and communications is increasing and this is providing young people with the opportunity to address the problems facing humanity in innovative and novel ways. This social entrepreneurship course is designed to introduce youth to development trends and equip them with the business savoirfaire to create social change in their communities through starting and growing a successful social enterprise.
Students will be exposed to the concept of social entrepreneurship and learn how social entrepreneurs are bringing social change and new opportunities to their communities. This course introduces students to the basics of social enterprise planning and its role in sustainable development. As such, students will learn how local, national, and international development trends can intersect and interact with enterprise for the benefit of entrepreneurs and society.
Ultimately, students will be equipped to understand how enterprise can be a tool for achieving social change, along with the necessary tools to become effective and sustainable social entrepreneurs themselves. The final project presents the students with an opportunity to have their concepts reviewed by a virtual panel of potential funders. If you are looking to gain valuable tools to prepare you to make an impact in your community, this is course is designed for you!
Like all of our courses, Social Enterprise has been designed around a set of Sustainable Development Goals published by the United Nations. With this course, we hope to provide you with a quality education in business practices, to promote gender equality in business, to provide you with a path to employment, to promote innovation, to reduce inequality through corporate responsibility, to encourage responsible business, and to promote progress through partnership.
Upon completion of the Social Enterprise course, students will be expected to:
This is a collaborative learning experience requiring students to engage in online discussions, several realtime virtual lectures and presentations. Students will also be instructed on how to use the online platform to upload and share assignments, as well as dialogue amongst themselves to share experiences, successes and challenges. Each week students will be assigned an activity requiring them to engage with their community and works towards applying their new knowledge to funded projects.
In this applied, projectbased course, students will access a variety of video and text presentations/lectures and do collaborative activities with other students via online interactions to come to a better understanding of how having a social enterprise can benefit both the community and the business. The following lists the specific instructional methods that will be used:
Students registered in the course will need to have regular access to the Internet in order to review the wide range of weekly required and suggested resources.
Stratford, K. (2013). Social Enterprise: An Introduction. Victoria: Blue Beetle Books Inc.
Bornstein, D. and S. Davis. 2010. Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs to Know. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
MacMillan, I. and J. Thompson. (2013). Social Entrepreneur's Playbook. Wharton Digital Press:
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