Cooperative enterprises are distinct from other forms of business enterprises. While other forms of business enterprises have profit as their main motive, cooperative enterprises are service oriented. This course has been developed with input from experts and practitioners from the social sector and co-operative enterprises,and focuses mainly on cooperative enterprise and its management.
How to Apply
Mini MBA Certificate
8 -12 Weeks
8-10 hours weekly
8th September, 2020
Level 1: £950 (6 Modules)
Level 2: £1,750 (12 Modules)
Students will learn how to create a strategy that aligns a theory of social change with a sustainable business model that will provide the requisite resources; build a performance management system that measures social return and guides strategic decision-making; and scale impact through multiple strategies including growth collaboration and policy influence.In addition to these core themes, the course touches on the nature of capital and funding markets, and on governance issues, examining leadership and management challenges from the perspective of investors, grant makers, and board members. The programme draws on cases from diverse industries, such as health, education, environment, youth services, and poverty alleviation, and impact investing, as a basis for identifying general leadership lessons that cut across industries. The course also includes conversations with social sector leaders at various stages of their careers, from start-up social entrepreneurs to leaders of established non-profit organisations. These conversations offer an opportunity to explore emerging issues, discuss career paths, and anticipate future directions.Social enterprises are a new type of business, characterised by an entrepreneurial approach to deliver activities that are aligned with an explicit social mission, that are becoming central to the global economic system. Their complex nature, together with their growing number and influence around the world, makes understanding and measuring their social impact a priority for all stakeholders (i.e., public authorities, impact investors, service-users, and social enterprises themselves). This course enables students to understand that social impact measurement can help social enterprises set realistic objectives, monitor, and improve performance, prioritise decisions, and access capital markets more competitively.
This course is accredited and, to be awarded credit, you must satisfactorily complete written components. Successful students will receive credit, awarded by the Board of Studies of London School of Social Enterprise and Sustainable Economics and International Affiliates. The award will be presented in the form of Advanced Certificate. Exceptional students will be recognised.
Please submit your application at least two weeks prior to the programme start date. Since qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis, early application is encouraged. Admission is selective and based on professional achievement and organisational responsibility. Although there are no formal educational requirements, proficiency in written and spoken English is essential. LSSE expects the full commitment of the participant and their organisation because our programmes enhance the leadership capacity of the participant as well as their organisation. While participants are attending a programme, sponsoring organisations agree to relieve them of their work responsibilities so that they can fully focus on the learning experience.
Throughout this course, you will examine how to create, develop, and scale the impact of high-performing social enterprises, whether it’s for profit, nonprofit, or hybrid organisations. Unlike the business world where most stakeholders agree on the definition of success and are driven by market forces, managers of social enterprises must have the ability to navigate with multiple and often conflicting goals, fragmented capital markets etc.