ENT 304 - Pop-up Social Enterprise
In this class students develop a social business that they run on campus for four weeks using the for-profit to nonprofit social enterprise organizational model. Students will learn key elements of the business planning process as well as be introduced to critical skills such as financial management, marketing, and human resource management. The connections between entrepreneurship, social welfare and responsibility, and community development will be explored as we learn the important role that social entrepreneurs can play in promoting a healthy and vibrant community. Lectures, class discussions, assignments, and guest speaker lectures will engage students in exploring social entrepreneurship from a variety of angles.
Applying theory to practice is the heart of this course. Using a unique hands-on learning approach, students will apply their classroom learning to the challenge of creating and operating their own business through the entrepreneurial venture, Pop-Up Enterprise. Each student will participate in a team to discover the rewards and challenges of entrepreneurship-the proceeds of which will benefit local community organizations in Westchester.
Not Liberal Arts