Copenhagen, Denmark

Social Entrepreneurship and Business Model Innovation

when 24 June 2024 - 11 July 2024
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 7.5 EC
fee DKK 6000

Social Entrepreneurship describes the discovery and sustainable exploitation of opportunities to create business models which address humanity’s social and environmental challenges. Social entrepreneurship generates disequilibria in market and non-market environments, by finding ways of turning societal problems into complementary assets. The course will develop capabilities in social opportunity identification as well as social enterprise modeling.

Course leader

Anne-Karen Hüske - Department of Management, Society and Communication

Kai Hockerts - Department of Management, Society and Communication

Target group

This is a graduate level course. CBS Summer University courses at Copenhagen Business School is open to all and welcomes domestic and international students as well as professionals.

Course aim

Differentiate between social enterprise and social innovation mode and argue for selecting one mode as the basis for your group’s social business model.

Describe the factors driving group work behavior and its performance outcomes in social business modeling and apply these to your group’s experiences.

Contrast the hybrid strategies used to identify social business opportunities and formulate a strategy for how your group generates complementarities.

Discuss different forms of impact investing and argue which are most appropriate for your social business model.

Contrast different ways in which your social business model can be scaled up or replicated and determine the most appropriate choice.

Evaluate the applicability of social impact assessment tools and evaluate how their use affects the performance of your social business model.

Credits info

7.5 EC
This is an intensive 3-week course. 3-week courses cannot be combined with any other courses.
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Fee info

DKK 6000: Tuition fee for Open University students (EU/EEA/Swiss citizenship)
DKK 15000: Tuition fee for non-European students.