[Business Administration] Social Entrepreneurship


General information

Course name Social Entrepreneurship
Course type Lecture+Tutorial
Course code BWL-SocEntre
Course coordinator Professor Dr. Petra Dickel
Faculty Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences
Examination office Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences
Short summary Social Entrepreneurship refers to the process of pursuing innovative business solutions to social problems. The lecture deals with various aspects of this relatively new research field, in particular the specific challenges of social enterprises and possible solutions to those challenges. A comprehensive overview on the theoretical concepts will be accompanied by using and discussing case studies as practical examples.

Information about study level

Study level Master
Also possible for Second year Bachelor

Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

Evaluation Exam
Frequency Summer term

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
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Information about requirements

Recommended requirements None

Information about course content, reading list and additional information

Course Content
  • Introduction to social entrepreneurship
  • Opportunities and challenges for social enterprises
  • Social entrepreneurs
  • Social business models
  • Social impact and performance measurement
Reading list
Volkmann, C.; Tokarski, K.; Ernst, K. (2012): Social Entrepreneurship and Social Business - An Introduction and Discussion with Case Studies, Gabler
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