Scaling Social Enterprises
Photo: Kate Kelly (MPA 2020) and Raj Kaur (MPA 2021) in January 2020 interviewing farmers in Chalatenango, El Salvador.
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.
Every year, the course will operate in a different location. Review the left-hand navigation for the January 2022 location.
The application for January 2022 is now open. The application deadline is October 1.