Social Venture Management

Course Objectives

Rapid changes of the social environment require creative and innovative solutions to address social issues. Meanwhile, changes in the concept of corporate activities have brought an increase in the number of start-ups whose primary objective is to solve social problems. At the global level, social ventures have already gained a certain degree of recognition. In Japan, they are anticipated to play an even more significant role in society going forward. This course aims to provide an understanding of particular methods of maximizing the social impacts of social enterprises while tackling issues that need to be addressed during their start-up and growth phases.
In this course, social venture is defined as “an organization that aims to maximize social impacts (favorable impacts brought to society through the resolution of material social challenges) while preserving financial sustainability.”

This course is intended for those who are considering starting a social venture, those who have an interest in participating in the management of a social venture, and those who are currently employed in a management position in a social venture.

Course Details

Programs: Full-time MBA, Part-time & Online MBA
Discipline: Creation
Course Level: Specialized Course
Required/Elective Course: Elective Course
Number of Credits: 1.5
Report: Day 4
Hours Per Class: 3 hours
Class Capacity: 35

 

Recommended Preliminary Courses

- Human Resource Management
- Organizational Behavior and Leadership
- Marketing I
- Strategy
- Accounting I
- Critical Thinking

 

Theme/Reading Materials

Day 1
Session A
THEMEIntroduction
Overview of the social venture management course
CASEMuhammad Yunus and Grameen
Session B
THEME

Introduction

Overview of the social venture management course

CASEMuhammad Yunus and Grameen(Continued)
 
Day 2
Session A
THEMESeed~Early Stage
Structural understanding of social issues and creating an initial concept / Vision and action
CASEHiroki Iwasa and GRA (General Reconstruction Association)
Session B
THEMEBuilding an Operational Value Chain Involving Stakeholders in the Early Stages of Business
CASEMobile Banking for the Unbanked
 
Day 3
Session A
THEMEBuilding a Profitable Business Model from the Early Stage of the Business to the Growth Stage
CASE

TABLE FOR TWO International

Session B
THEMEBuilding a Profitable Business Model from the Early Stage of the Business to the Growth Stage
CASEEiju Hangai's Calling - Life as a Business Development Professional - (Hangai's Birth - 2004)
Eiju Hangai's Calling - Life as a Business Development Professional - (2005- 2017)
 
Day 4
Session A
THEMESupporting growth
Funding and impact measurement
CASEAcumen Fund: Measurement in Impact Investing(A)
Session B
THEMESupporting growth
Funding and impact measurement
CASEAcumen Fund: Measurement in Impact Investing (A)
Acumen Fund: Measurement in Impact Investing (B)
 
Day 5
Session A
THEMEMaximizing social impacts
CASENPO Florence (2010)
Session B
THEMEOrganizational Development in the Growth Phase of Social Ventures
CASEKatariba 2011: Developments after the Great East Japan Earthquake
 
Day 6
Session A
THEMEOverall review and exercise
CASEEntrepreneurs who change society
Session B
THEMEOverall review and exercise 
CASECommitment Sheet 

Faculty

Suzuka Kobayakawa
Suzuka Kobayakawa
Creation, Critical and Analytical Skills
COURSES:
Social Venture Management
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