Social Entrepreneurship Course

at Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”

Since 2017

The course is optional for Bachelors and Masters students at the Faculty of Economics and is open to all students who are interested in social entrepreneurship.

The classes are held once a week, in Hall 300 at the Faculty of Economics, Tsarigradsko Shose Blvd. № 125.

The course aims to prepare students for the real world of business by setting examples of successful social enterprises in Bulgaria, Kenya, South Africa and the United States.

Students have the opportunity to acquire practical knowledge and skills related to the construction, financing and management of a social enterprise. By discussing case studies from Bulgaria and the world, students can learn the main steps, challenges and goals in the design phases, launching and scaling up successful entrepreneurial initiatives with a social element.

The content of the course includes analyzes of various business structures, resource management methods, team structure and good practices to achieve enterprise sustainability. Students look at strategies, risks, and challenges when starting and managing a social enterprise.

The practical direction of the course, at the expense of a very limited theoretical setting, is a major advantage of the subject. The course includes case studies, each examining the following factors:

1.Sustainability - Social enterprise revenue channels, methods to ensure a long-term vision for development.

2. Impact and Success Measure - Effect of the social enterprise (social impact, impact on target groups), methodology for measuring the impact of the social enterprise and its effectiveness.

3. Innovation - Types of social innovation, process of creation and growth.

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