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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Social Entrepreneurship by University of Pennsylvania

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59 reviews

About the Course

How do we create innovative and effective solutions to social problems around the world ? This course was designed for individuals and organizations who want to identify and bring about transformative societal change. Professors Jim Thompson and Ian “Mac” MacMillan help you develop both a strategy and a framework for your social enterprise based on their years of experience and expertise teaching social entrepreneurship and advising entrepreneurs. You’ll learn how to define a social problem, understand contextual realities, develop a solution, and plan for effective deployment. By the end of this course, you’ll have a deep understanding of the realities of launching an enterprise, be prepared for every step of the process, and put your social entrepreneurial venture on the path to success....

Top reviews

Apr 29, 2020

Great course on Entrepreneurship providing insights on crating a great business strategy according to the demographics and effective implementation.

Feb 6, 2020

The lecturers have in depth knowledge of the topics and the examples used the the course were done in such a way that i could easily relate with.

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By lizzy

Oct 26, 2019

The practical lectures is very useful in trying to map things out for better chance for success.

By Jimmy S

Apr 20, 2019

Excellent framework and real life examples applied for the developing world. Excellent!!

By Eric L

Apr 23, 2020

This was very well done and the teachers were obviously experts in their field.

By Haupt

Jan 9, 2020

Kurz und knapp. Aber trotzdem viele Punkte, auf die man nicht auf Anhieb kommt.

By Rajini D

Jan 10, 2018

So well explained and so critical to the work that i plan to begin. Thank you.

By Robert C

Oct 17, 2020

very well organized and easy to grasp the why and best sequence of effort.

By 刘峰

Feb 8, 2019


By Sophia W

Aug 20, 2020

Valuable applied knowledge to get me ready for solving social problems

By Alexander G

Jul 31, 2018

Great material, could be a little more challenging with the quizzes.

By Renz M R

Jul 31, 2020

Very informative course for social entrepreneurship. Thank you

By Chen C C

Dec 6, 2019

Excellence. It is concise and applicable to my micro-business

By Dr S D

Jul 19, 2020

Easy and relevant examples to understand difficult concepts.

By Maz b

Oct 16, 2018

Very well presented, structure and material very relevant

By Carlos V V

Apr 19, 2020

Excellent program. Excellent coverage. Excellent slides!

By Remesh S

Dec 9, 2019

Great course for every entrepreneur and startup


By Francis O

Jan 16, 2020

Clearer explanation of topics and examples

By Albert J

Sep 10, 2020

Very useful course and need of the time.

By Prashant R

Sep 15, 2019

Nice learning experience

By Kaneesha D

Jan 28, 2018

very useful. Thank you!

By Danai S

Sep 27, 2018

Very Useful, Thank you


Dec 15, 2018

Very good curriculum!

By Fotini M K

Nov 18, 2019

Very useful!

By Miguel P R

May 15, 2020


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By Gizella M A H

Sep 12, 2019

The course was extremely helpful for us who would like to get into social entrepreneurship (SE) or provide advice in SE. The examples are easy to understand and very practical, including the structure and presentation of Dr. Ian MacMillan and Dr. James Thompson. I finished the course in 1 week because Im doing it full time, but for others who would be doing this for a span of weeks part-time, the lack of integration of all the tables and charts and processes might prove to be difficult and might get lost along the way of memorizing/understanding. I would suggest that the last lecture to have a brief consolidation of all the key takeaways and important tables and charts. Thank you very much.