Building & Investing in Social Ventures II

This is a project-based course to enable students to gain in-depth experience of building a social enterprise from scratch in a complex environment, and to learn from the experience about the management of social enterprise and impact investment. The aim is for students to develop key understandings and skills in conceiving a social innovation idea and transforming it into a scalable venture with measurable impact. The course covers concepts, perspectives, and tools for social ventures to reach the various development milestones, such as building an innovative business model and competitive strategies, developing meaningful strategies to scale the enterprise and social impact, building a convincing financial model and practical financing strategies, developing the right legal and corporate structure for the venture, and building an impact measurement system that are material to the enterprise as well as stakeholders. This course adopts the raw case-method of teaching in order to minimize the classroom – practice gap commonly observed in business and management education.

9:00am-5:30pm on Sunday, Saturday at MGWN DLC DSPACE (Feb 3, 2018 to Feb 4, 2018)
9:00am-5:30pm on Sunday, Saturday at MGWN DLC DSPACE (Mar 10, 2018 to Mar 11, 2018)
9:00am-5:30pm on Sunday, Saturday at MGWN DLC DSPACE (Apr 14, 2018 to Apr 15, 2018)
4:00pm-5:50pm on Thursday at MRSE B106 (Jan 29, 2018 to May 18, 2018)