Professional Course

Social Entrepreneurship

GetSmarter, Online
8 weeks
8 weeks
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Course description

Social Entrepreneurship

Earn an official certificate of professional achievement from The London School of Economics and Political Science

  • The essential entrepreneurial knowledge and skills to develop a socially conscious organisation.
  • Knowledge of how to identify and address a social issue, and the tools to measure your organisation’s social impact.
  • A practical business plan to aid in the development of your social entrepreneurship project, along with the skills to drive positive change.
  • In-depth insights from one of the world’s leading social science universities about the need for greater social consciousness within government, business, and society.

Training content

Module 1

The entrepreneurial imperative: Drivers of change

Module 2

Understanding social problems

Module 3

Becoming a social entrepreneur

Module 4

Business models for social entrepreneurship

Module 5

Funding for social entrepreneurship

Module 6

To profit or not to profit: Choosing your organisational form

Module 7

Measuring social impact

Module 8

Social entrepreneurship: Criticisms, challenges, and opportunities

Course delivery details


  • 8 weeks (excluding orientation)
  • 7-9 hours per week, Self-paced learning online

Why choose GetSmarter?

  • Data-driven course selection
  • Outcomes-based design
  • People-mediated delivery
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