This course is open to students of Aurora universities.
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.
|Description of the teaching methods
|This intensive three-week course uses a mix of lecturing, firm visits with Copenhagen-based social enterprises and applied group work to maximize student learning. As part of this course you will work in diverse teams, allowing you to reflect critically on a social business model that you develop throughout the course. This experiential learning pedagogy culminates in the preparation of an investment ready social business model, which will be presented as part of a final pitch event, thus allowing you to acquire impact investing competencies – a skill set the Financial Times predicts is in increasing demand by employers causing “a real war on talent” (FT, 5 June 2021). The course is highly interactive with the corresponding expectation that students engage actively. Since this is an intensive 3-week course it is essential that you plan enough time every week both for class preparation (10-12 hours per week), attending lectures (12-14 hours per week) and group work after class (10-12 hours per week). An intensive 3-week ISUP course is thus not made for students who are working part or full-time while also attending the summer university.
|Feedback during the teaching period
|The course will be held in one of the CBS
Studios. These spaces are designed for active and student-centered
learning. Groups will receive feedback from instructors as well as
their peers in real time. In addition groups will receive online
feedback and mentoring via the Social Business Model Panorama on
Please also note that 3-week summer university courses require the completion of a pre-assignment during the month of June. So please make sure to plan in time for this task during the 4 weeks before the course starts.