Online course

Foundations in Social Entrepreneurship

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Course Information

Course information

Next start date
Enrollment closes
Saturdays
Course frequency
Every week
Duration
Time committment
- hours
Format
Online
Optional extra
GVI Program Abroad
Price*

Book before the end of June 2024 and receive a ZAR 1,700 scholarship

*Flexible payment options available
This course was created in partnership with
Course introduction

Are you motivated by a desire to see a change in the way business is done? If you’ve always wanted to learn more about social entrepreneurship, then this is the course for you. In this course, you’ll learn how to assess if an organisation is making a measurable impact and if they are meeting their social objectives.

You’ll learn the skills needed to become a social entrepreneur with understanding all the elements that make up a microenterprise, as well as the fundamentals of impact investing and how to start a social enterprise. Gain first-hand insight into initiatives such as improving business opportunities in underserved communities. Increase your understanding of key performance indicators (KPIs) and the differences between metrics and benchmarking in impact management.

Is this program for me?

Are you dedicated to making a positive impact? Do you want to be an entrepreneur that creates a business that helps address social and environmental issues? If you have a strong interest in socio-economic empowerment or are wanting to switch from your current profession to start up a social enterprise, this program is designed to help you do just that. If you are a college student, graduate or still in highschool, this program will give you the knowledge you need to begin your career journey in the complex and diverse field of social entrepreneurship.

Skills you’ll acquire

After completing this course you’ll be able to:

  • market and manage an entrepreneurship project 
  • learn about the different tools that can be used to design an impact strategy
  • monitor and evaluate organisational impact, and assess the different impact management strategies
  • create a working fundraising plan to fundraise for your program
  • determine how to best get set up a social enterprise with a focus on sustainable development.
Earn your certification

Want to show colleges, universities and employers that you’ve got the knowledge and skills covered in this course? Once you’ve successfully completed any of our courses, we’ll send you a digital certificate of completion at no additional cost. The certificate will feature the official name of the course and your name. Add the certificate to your college application, your graduate school application, your job application or your LinkedIn page.