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Specialization
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100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 14 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Introduction of the Business Model Canvas

Welcome to Course 2 of this Specialization! In this first Module we will introduce you to the Business Model Canvas - a useful tool that will guide you through the business plan process. You will be able to categorize the elements in the Canvas and start to use it in order to create your business model. ...
Reading
5 videos (Total 52 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Business Model9m
An Introduction for the Business Model Canvas | Karim Jabbar18m
Applying the Business Model Canvas to Hueforbi | Karim Jabbar & Renee Madsen16m
Peer Evaluation Assignment & Optional Case Assignment3m
Reading4 readings
Prerequisites for this course10m
Business Models as Models20m
Preview: Business Model Generation | Osterwalder & Pigneur 200910m
Babele10m
Week
2
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Applying the Business Model Canvas

In Module 2 you will gain more experience using the Business Model Canvas as a tool to conceptualize your business ideas and will be also introduced to the Social Business Model Canvas. Moreover you will receive advice about cooperating with your team members and coordinating in the iteration process. The Module will conclude with initial insight to writing a business plan - What are important elements of a business plan?...
Reading
8 videos (Total 57 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video8 videos
The Social Business Model Canvas | Ted Ladd9m
Start Developing Your Business Model Canvas5m
How to co-create a Business Model | Sudhanshu Rai2m
An Introduction to Business Plan Writing7m
How the RubyCup Team used its Business Plan3m
Use Babele to interact with others2m
Instructions for Peer Review & Optional Case Assignment1m
Reading1 reading
The Ruby Cup Business Plan45m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

The Purpose of a Business Plan

Welcome to Module 3! At this point you will start to dive deeper into creating your business plan. After analyzing a real-world business plan of a social enterprise you will listen to guest speaker giving advice about important issues to consider when writing your business plan. You will be encouraged to think through different organizational forms a specific social enterprise may implement and start to outline your own business plan. ...
Reading
5 videos (Total 42 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Key Elements of a Good Business Plan | Ted Ladd4m
What to Think Through before Starting a Business Plan | Sudhanshu Rai7m
Instructions for Optional Case Assignment & Peer Review3m
Interview CEO of Bybi | Oliver Maxwell8m
Reading2 readings
A Business Planning Guide to Developing a Social Enterprise30m
The Grunt Fund Calculator10m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Selecting an Organizational Form

In Module 4 you will intensify your knowledge about various organizational forms. In particular new organizational forms, tailor-made for social enterprises, in the US and the UK will be presented and you will be encouraged to scan the legal framework in your own country. Once you have identified a form that matches your expectations you will continue your business plan process by starting to think about funding options in the next Module of this Course....
Reading
7 videos (Total 66 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video7 videos
New Organizational Forms in the US: L3C & B Corp | Jeffrey Robinson8m
New Organizational Form in the UK: Community Interest Company (CIC) | Helen Haugh & Roger Spear14m
Start selecting an organizational form for your own startup4m
Mark Norbury (UnLtd) on organizational forms in the UK3m
Interview with CEO of "Den Sociale Kapital Fond" | Lars Jannick Johansen13m
Assignment Instructions2m
Reading1 reading
Why Consider A Benefit Corporation?15m

Instructor

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Kai Hockerts

Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility

About Copenhagen Business School

Centrally located in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, Copenhagen Business School (CBS) is one of the largest business schools in Europe with close to 23,000 students. CBS offers world-class research-based degree programs at undergraduate, graduate, and PhD levels as well as executive and other post experience programs. ...

About the Social Entrepreneurship Specialization

In this specialization you will learn how to create societal impact through Social Entrepreneurship. Social Entrepreneurship describes the discovery and sustainable exploitation of opportunities to create social change. We will introduce you to examples of Social Entrepreneurship and guide you through the process of establishing a venture to address a social or environment problem. You will form of team and study a problematic issue to learn more about the source of the problem. We will equip you with frameworks identifying opportunities, support your team, and outlining your idea. You will develop your idea and iterate on your business model throughout the Specialization, and conclude with completing a business plan....
Social Entrepreneurship

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