Faculty Scholarship 1994 - Present

Social Entrepreneurship: Design of a New University Course

University students are the next generation of citizen problem-solvers. They will collectively face three enormous global challenges: (1) how best to intelligently and effectively address the economic inequality of extreme poverty in the less-developed regions of the world; (2) how best to sustain the global natural environment; and (3) how best to develop and encourage worldwide civic society. As entrepreneurship educators we have the opportunity to prepare our students to engage in solving these three major global problems-challenges through well-designed academic courses and degree programs. This article describes the design and implementation of a new university undergraduate social entrepreneurship course with a primary focus on understanding social and economic frameworks, social and economic analysis, and possible action solutions for addressing global problems. Emphasize is on combining theory with best social entrepreneurship practices.