University of Virginia

New Models of Business in Society

This course is part of Entrepreneurship: Growing Your Business Specialization

Taught in English

Some content may not be translated

R. Edward Freeman

Instructor: R. Edward Freeman

112,838 already enrolled

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

4.7

(3,991 reviews)

|

98%

5 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

What you'll learn

  • New models of how to run an effective business that makes the world a better place

  • Corporate responsibility, philanthropy, and building sustainable value

  • Creating value for stakeholders through conscious capitalism and stakeholder theory

  • How to develop a business idea that makes money and makes the world a better place

Details to know

Shareable certificate

Add to your LinkedIn profile

Assessments

4 quizzes

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

4.7

(3,991 reviews)

|

98%

5 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

See how employees at top companies are mastering in-demand skills

Placeholder

Build your subject-matter expertise

This course is part of the Entrepreneurship: Growing Your Business Specialization
When you enroll in this course, you'll also be enrolled in this Specialization.
  • Learn new concepts from industry experts
  • Gain a foundational understanding of a subject or tool
  • Develop job-relevant skills with hands-on projects
  • Earn a shareable career certificate
Placeholder
Placeholder

Earn a career certificate

Add this credential to your LinkedIn profile, resume, or CV

Share it on social media and in your performance review

Placeholder

There are 4 modules in this course

We will begin the course learning the dominant story of business and discussing the four flaws in the dominant story. We will learn about the global financial crisis and how a new story is now emerging.

What's included

6 videos1 reading1 quiz

In our second module, we discuss both the histories and current issues surrounding corporate philanthropy, corporate social responsibility, and the environmental crisis.

What's included

7 videos1 quiz

In our third module, we look at the stakeholder approach to business, it's purpose and what it looks like to create value for stakeholders.

What's included

7 videos1 quiz

We close the course by learning how to become a stakeholder entrepreneur by discussing specific examples. This module concludes with an opportunity for what your next steps might be as a stakeholder entrepreneur.

What's included

6 videos1 quiz

Instructor

Instructor ratings
4.8 (914 ratings)
R. Edward Freeman
University of Virginia
1 Course112,838 learners

Offered by

Recommended if you're interested in Leadership and Management

Why people choose Coursera for their career

Felipe M.
Learner since 2018
"To be able to take courses at my own pace and rhythm has been an amazing experience. I can learn whenever it fits my schedule and mood."
Jennifer J.
Learner since 2020
"I directly applied the concepts and skills I learned from my courses to an exciting new project at work."
Larry W.
Learner since 2021
"When I need courses on topics that my university doesn't offer, Coursera is one of the best places to go."
Chaitanya A.
"Learning isn't just about being better at your job: it's so much more than that. Coursera allows me to learn without limits."

Learner reviews

Showing 3 of 3991

4.7

3,991 reviews

  • 5 stars

    78.60%

  • 4 stars

    16.98%

  • 3 stars

    3.23%

  • 2 stars

    0.72%

  • 1 star

    0.45%

JB
4

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

TA
5

Reviewed on May 15, 2020

PS
5

Reviewed on May 7, 2020

New to Leadership and Management? Start here.

Placeholder

Open new doors with Coursera Plus

Unlimited access to 7,000+ world-class courses, hands-on projects, and job-ready certificate programs - all included in your subscription

Advance your career with an online degree

Earn a degree from world-class universities - 100% online

Join over 3,400 global companies that choose Coursera for Business

Upskill your employees to excel in the digital economy

Frequently asked questions