Scaling Social Enterprises

PADM-GP 2249 

This course provides a field opportunity for students to investigate the current practices of a social enterprise and conduct an impact assessment of the enterprise’s work to date. Students will investigate the success factors and challenges of the enterprise and make recommendations for the scaling of business opportunities. These opportunities will be viewed through the lens of social impact, financial return and stakeholder management. Students will have the opportunity to interview local stakeholders and develop frameworks for assessing business and impact scaling opportunities and making recommendations for the social enterprise’s evolution. Students are divided into work streams with specific focused analysis and assessment objectives. The course culminates in work stream teams delivering both written and verbal recommendation reports to enterprise management and stakeholders.

The course operates on-site during the J-Term with two preparatory sessions in the Fall semester and two wrap-up sessions in the Spring semester. Students receive credit for the Spring semester.

LOCATIONS

Every year, the course will operate in a different location. Review the left-hand navigation for both previous and upcoming locations. 

APPLICATION DEADLINES

There is no application for Spring 2021. For registration information, please review details outlined on the 2021 The Amazon (Brazil).