Social Entrepreneurs: The Unsung Heroes of Community Building
Spring 2017 quarter
Managers of non-profit organizations ( also known as social entrepreneurs) are the unsung heroes of the newly developed concept of “socially responsible capitalism” . They are the champions of social movements geared at helping to right the wrongs of the competitive free-market capitalist system. They are the social architects for community building and implementing culture changes throughout the world, and most of all, for correcting the social imbalances caused by the highly competitive global market. This course is for students with strong interests in the field of business management of non-profit organizations, community building and organizational development. Its focus is to help build the student’s managerial skills needed for operating successful and effective community-based organizations. Specifically this course will explore the following learning areas:
- Analyzing the shortcomings of the free- market capitalist system and the need for the social entrepreneurs as corrective agents.
- Developing business plans and grant proposals for non-profit enterprises
- Understanding the basic accounting system for non-profit enterprises and preparing the organization’s financial statements and tax reports.
- Marketing the products and/or services of non-profit enterprises
- Managing effectively the human resources of non-profit organizations.
- Communicating effectively across cultural boundaries
- Promoting ethical behavior in the organization.
- Assessing the role of International non-governmental Organizations (INGO) in the global economy.
Students will have the opportunity to explore the issues, challenges and opportunities which arise from working with various types of businesses across the boundaries of cultural difference. This course is designed to facilitate learning through active involvement with real-world situations, and as such, Students will have the opportunity to explore the issues, challenges and opportunities which arise from working with various types of businesses across the boundaries of cultural difference. This course is designed to facilitate learning through active involvement with real-world situations, and as such, students are expected to perform an in-service learning project with a local business or nonprofit organization. At the end of the quarter, students are expected to present their in-service learning findings to the class.
Fields of Studybusiness and management communication economics
Business management, organizational development, community-based entrepreneurship
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