Social enterprises, also commonly known as non-profit enterprises, are the growth engines for building vibrant communities and implementing social change. The objective of this program is to develop the knowledge and competencies required to establish and run a social enterprise organization. Program topics will focus on exploring the organizational, resource development, economic, financial and management skills needed for operating a successful, sustainable and effective non-profit organization. Students will have the opportunity to explore issues, challenges and opportunities that arise from working with various types of social enterprises across the boundaries of cultural difference.
This program is for students with strong interests in business management, community development, organizational behavior and finance. The program is designed to facilitate learning through active involvement in seminar discussions, workshop activities, writing, and oral presentations. Students will integrate their learning experience through research and in-service program learning with local community-based social enterprise models.
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Non-profit organizations, entrepreneurship, business management, government service and volunteering