Social Entrepreneurship

Type: Normative

Department: social pedagogy and social work




SemesterAmount of hoursLecturerGroup(s)
728Associate Professor Loboda Viktoriya


SemesterAmount of hoursGroupTeacher(s)
728PERHA Anastasiia

Course description

The purpose of the selective educational discipline “Social entrepreneurship” is the formation of appropriate competencies in students, which, in turn, influence the formation of a set of knowledge and skills necessary for planning, organizing and managing entrepreneurship processes aimed at solving or mitigating social problems in a community with self-sufficiency, innovation and sustainability, for the effective launch of one’s own social enterprise and/or participation in social projects. An important component of the course is team work on the project of a social enterprise.

Course objectives include:

  • use basic knowledge of social entrepreneurship and the ability of critical thinking, analysis and synthesis for professional purposes;
  • apply acquired knowledge to identify, set and solve tasks in various practical situations in social entrepreneurial activity;
  • identify and analyze problems related to social entrepreneurship and develop measures to solve them;
  • evaluate (according to set parameters) social products/services, processes taking place in business structures, and draw appropriate conclusions for making managerial decisions.

Recommended Literature

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