Saturday, January 8, 2011

School to teach social entrepreneurism

The University of East London (UEL). has a three-year part-time BA in social enterprise run by health and social care organisation the Bromley-by-Bow Centre. In talking to many GenY folks and from articles, many young folks prefer to work for companies that have a social goal and may find this course useful.



Any one know of courses here in the US?

Amplify’d from www.guardian.co.uk

Social entrepreneurs have traditionally gone it alone, working long hours to try to build their dream and change society, picking up any free tips and advice available along the way. But as education and training providers realise that more people want to run businesses that are not brutishly capitalist, a greater number of courses are being introduced that focus specifically on social enterprise. So what do social enterprise courses offer? And will they really help you on your way to becoming the next Yunus or Bird?

On a bitingly cold Thursday afternoon in December, a semi-circle of people of various ethnicities and ages are listening to a lecture on "innovation and learning within organisations", near the Bow flyover in east London. All are students on the three-year part-time BA in social enterprise run by health and social care organisation the Bromley-by-Bow Centre, in partnership with the University of East London (UEL).

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