Public entrepreneurship is an alternative, inventive approach for leading change in public realms. This course is designed for future private entrepreneurs and public leaders who want to build new ventures operating in, or selling into, traditionally public domains. Throughout the last few years, we have seen a wave of new public entrepreneurs start companies that eventually sell to government institutions, or directly to citizens, and a growing interest in these companies by ventures funds and other investors.
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)
Public entrepreneurship is an alternative, inventive approach for leading change in public realms. This course is designed for future private entrepreneurs and public leaders who want to build new ventures operating in, or selling into, traditionally public domains. The last few years have seen a wave of new public entrepreneurs start companies that sell to government institutions, or directly to citizens, and a growing interest in these companies by ventures funds and other investors. Supporting these public entrepreneurs are the ecosystem partners making impact investments in this space, training technologists to work in it, and providing accelerator and incubator opportunities for start-up efforts – the course will help students evaluate and prepare for careers as public entrepreneurs across all three sectors.
Public entrepreneurs build something from nothing with resources – be they technologies, financial capital, human talent, or new rules – they do not command. Public entrepreneurs lead private companies or government sectors. In both cases, they borrow from the skills, strategies, and cultures of private entrepreneurship, and adapt best practices into contexts with high levels of public engagement and scrutiny, unique political opportunities and risks, and diverse and entrenched stakeholders.
The course looks at these special contexts and encourages students to see them not as potential obstacles, rather, to address them creatively as potential drivers of value and progress. The course covers themes and features cases with questions and dilemmas of both private entrepreneurs and public leaders
This course is designed to introduce the concept, as well as engage students and their tutor in a joint learning experience of this field. Through this course, students will:
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.