Free Online Social Business Course by University Pompeu Fabra

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‘Social Business’ is a free online course by University Pompeu Fabra Barcelona available on FutureLearn.com.  This free online course focuses on the concept of Social Business and the main variables that we need to take into account when creating a Social Business.

The final objective of a Social Business is to achieve a positive change in society. The course will start on April 17, 2017.

Course At Glance

Length: 4 weeks
Effort: 2 hours/week
Subject: Social Business
Institution: University Pompeu Fabra and Future learn
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course starts on April 17, 2017

Providers’ Details

Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) is a modern public university, conveniently located in the centre of Barcelona (Spain) and founded in 1990 with the aim of providing top quality education and standing out as a research-based university.

About This Course

This free online course focuses on the concept of Social Business and the main variables that we need to take into account when creating a Social Business. We will look at how a Social Business is different from other similar concepts such as Social Economy or Social Enterprise.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts in English.  Applicants can get a verified certificate.

Learning Outcomes

The final objective of a Social Business is to achieve a positive change in society. To this end, will explain the Theory of Change and learn about the current existing tools to measure the impact of these organizations in society in three different levels:

  • Social
  • Economic
  • Environmental

This course provides a sound academic foundation as an introduction to the concept of Social Business and it provides a starting point to develop your own social enterprise idea. This course has been developed along with Professor Muhammad Yunus.

Requirements

You don’t need any previous experience to do this course.

Instructors

Ester Oliveras

Associate professor. Ph.D. in Accounting at University of Central Lancashire. Coordinator of the ACME Research Grup Coordinator and Yunus Social Business City Barcelona Director.

Andrea Balletbo

Paula Veciana Botet

She is graduated in economics, and have done my entire career in the social sector.

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Sign Up At FutureLearn
  • Select a course and Join
  • Once a course has started, applicant will be able to access the course material
  • After the start date, students will be able to access the course by following the Go To Course link on My Courses page.
  • Applicants can buy, to show that they have completed a FutureLearn course.
  • On some FutureLearn courses, learners will be able to pay to take an exam to qualify for a Statement of Attainment. (These are university-branded, printed certificates that provide proof of learning on the course topic(s)).

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