ADMN 898 (1SY) - Topics

Topics/Social Enterprise

Durham   Paul College of Business&Econ :: Administration
Online Course Delivery Method: Scheduled meeting time, Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2022 - E-term IV (03/21/2022 - 05/12/2022)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   30  
CRN: 57269
Special Topics; may be repeated. Pre- and co-requisite courses vary. Please consult time and room schedule for the specific 898 topics section you are interested in for details.
You must sign up in the Dept Office before registering through WEBCAT.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated up to 4 times.
Only listed programs in section: Business Administration MBA
Instructors: Michael Swack

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
3/21/2022 5/12/2022 Hours Arranged ONLINE
3/23/2022 3/23/2022 W 7:00pm - 8:30pm ONLINE
4/6/2022 4/6/2022 W 7:00pm - 8:30pm ONLINE
4/20/2022 4/20/2022 W 7:00pm - 8:30pm ONLINE
5/4/2022 5/4/2022 W 7:00pm - 8:30pm ONLINE
Additional Course Details: 

Social Enterprise

This course examines innovative organizations – social enterprises – that are created to improve people’s lives and that contribute to improved social, economic and environmental conditions. These organizations adapt various aspects of the market model emphasizing both financial viability and social/environmental goals – measuring achievement in all of the areas.  Social enterprises are often launched to address problems where government, the private sector, and the traditional nonprofit sector fail to provide a public good. The course emphasis will be on how such organizations are started, the business models they develop, and how they scale (grow) their impact beyond local benefit.  The course will also focus on how these enterprises are financed by examining the field of impact finance. 

Through case studies, experiential activities and guest speakers, the course will give students an understanding of various approaches to social enterprise and illustrate the general strengths and weaknesses of different social enterprise business and financing models.