Social Entrepreneurship: Opportunities to Change the World

Course Code Offering Department(s) Units & Hours
GDBU1077 MKT (3,3,0)
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What is the course about?

GDBU1077 is about encouraging the entrepreneurial intention and venture creation of students to address social issues, create effective responses to social needs and innovative solutions to social problems, suggest ways to change the community and society, and provide impacts to the global community.

The aims of this course are:

  1. to introduce students to the concepts, practices, and challenges of social entrepreneurship in Hong Kong, Grater China and around the world;
  2. to equip students with frameworks and tools that offer insights into how social value is created and how social impact can be measured; and
  3. to engage students in a joint learning process with social entrepreneurs in Hong Kong so as to acquire a strong grasp of the various forms, models and approaches that social entrepreneurs are using to attain the “triple bottom line”, that is having the greatest financial, social and environmental impact.

Innovative and interactive entrepreneurship teaching methods like learning Elevator Pitch to seek venture capital, applying Economics of One Unit (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship) to determine the unit cost of goods sold, learning Stool Building (Entrepreneurship Workshop Ministry Limited) to develop students’ social innovation skills and entrepreneurial self-efficacy, participating in Social Business Plan Competition to practice social enterprising skills, and others, will be used to enhance pedagogical effectiveness. Social Venture Hong Kong (a venture philanthropic organization in Hong Kong) agreed to help liaise with social entrepreneurs to be guest speakers and to offer social venture projects for teaching and learning.


Notes for all GE courses

  • You can take a maximum of 6 additional units of GE courses from any categories as electives.