School: University of St. Gallen
Registration Link: Social Innovation
Start Date: November 2, 2015 (6 Weeks Long)
Workload: Not Specified (Self-Paced)
Instructors: Dr. Susan Muller, Nicholas Wenzel, Christine Rimke
Credentials: Muller holds an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and a Ph.D. from the University of St. Gallen, where she works as a senior researcher at the Swiss Research Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Wenzel is the co-founder of InternsGoPro, a service that certifies the quality of European internships. Rimke is a graduate student at the University of Bayreuth.
Graded: Not graded
Description: Social innovation is more than a buzzword. It is a commitment that fuels a process, a system or solution that intentionally address social ills using technology, business models, and partnerships. In this course, students will learn how to design, test, introduce, and scale ideas that address issues ranging from addiction to poverty. During the six modules, the course will cover the differences between social innovation and concepts like social entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility; the types of social innovations and their impact on various public and private sectors; how to apply design thinking and lean startup concepts to spawn innovation and create value; and real world examples of social innovation and how they moved from idea to execution.
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