Learn how to solve social problems using business skills by enrolling in the new course in Social Entrepreneurship (ENTP 2030) offered by the Department of Entrepreneurship & Strategy at the David Eccles School of Business. The course will be offered for the first time during the fall 2018 semester. It is open to students in all majors.
Students will examine wide variety of approaches to solving social problems that use tools traditionally employed in business. The emphasis is on innovation and developing an entrepreneurial mindset.
In this course, students will look at the ways: (1) incumbent organizations are attempting to solve social problems; (2) entrepreneurs (in startups, nonprofits, government and corporations) are working on those same problems; (3) governments are transforming the way they provide services, measure outcomes and partner with others; (4) philanthropy is being redefined; and (5) data is being used to gain insights into social problems.
Learn key conceptual frameworks through readings, lectures, articles and videos. The class will provide a few guest lectures from world-class practitioners and field builders. Students will also examine several early-stage social or impact-oriented startups trying to tackle the social problem your team selects.
Learn more about the Department of Entrepreneurship & Strategy at eccles.utah.edu/entp.