London, United Kingdom

Business Planning for Societal Challenges

when 29 June 2020 - 17 July 2020
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 7.5 EC
fee GBP 2100

The 2020 UCL Summer School has been cancelled due to the spread of Covid-19.

Humanity and the planet face escalating social, environmental, and economic challenges. Entrepreneurs are perceived to hold a particular role in innovating and bringing about societal change and many also believe that business has a pivotal role to play in shifting society towards a more sustainable future (Hall et al., 2010; Baumann-Pauly et al., 2013). In consideration of UCL’s Grand Challenges, especially cross-disciplinary working for Sustainable Cities, Human Wellbeing and Transformative Technology, the module will engage participants to address societal and humanity’s challenges while planning businesses for a more sustainable future.

Course leader

Dr Diego Navarra

Target group

This is a level one module (equivalent to first year undergraduate). No prior subject knowledge is required to study this module but students are expected to have a keen interest in the subject area. Students must have completed at least one year of undergraduate study by the start of the module in order to enroll.

Course aim

Upon successful completion of this module, students will:

Be able to combine professional and academic perspectives in business planning
Have developed an understanding of practical considerations in relation to societal challenges combining research, experiences and case studies
Have explored how industry works at the interconnection between entrepreneurship, technology and societal challenges
Have shared knowledge and discussed ideas with the instructor as well as built connections among participants

Credits info

7.5 EC
7.5 ECTS / 4 US / 0.5 UCL

Fee info

GBP 2100: Students who enroll on both Sessions of the UCL Summer School will benefit from a built-in tuition fee discount.
GBP 1100: There is an option to stay at the UCL Summer School residence for the duration of the three-week course. Accommodation is within walking distance to the UCL campus and features private, en suite rooms with shared kitchens. The cost is approx. £1100 per three-week session.