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Social Entrepreneurship


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A business-as-usual approach to social and environmental concerns is no longer enough. In an age of radical transparency and accountability, organisations need to do all they can to ensure they’re driving positive change and creating value outside of profit.

Gain an in-depth understanding of the processes, tools, and skills needed to create a socially conscious organisation with the Social Entrepreneurship online short course from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Throughout this course, you’ll examine the challenges and opportunities associated with social entrepreneurship, and learn how to develop a business plan that actively addresses social issues.

Over eight weeks, you’ll examine the key organisational considerations for founding a social entrepreneurship enterprise, and learn how to measure the social impact and value it creates.

Is this course for you?

This course will benefit a variety of professionals, including current and future entrepreneurs looking to start a socially conscious organisation. Those in a management role, especially within non-profit organisations, social-sector consultancies, and social enterprises will gain the skills needed to make a measurable social impact. Policymakers will gain the knowledge and tools to better collaborate with social enterprises, philanthropic foundations, and social-impact funders. This course will also be beneficial to any leaders, executives, or managers looking to support and address a social issue and embed purpose within their firms.

This course is certified by the United Kingdom CPD Certification Service and may be applicable to individuals who are members of, or are associated with, UK-based professional bodies. The course has an estimated 95 hours of learning.

Note: should you wish to claim CPD activity, the onus is upon you. The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and GetSmarter accept no responsibility, and cannot be held responsible, for the claiming or validation of hours or points

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