Singapore University of Social Sciences

Social Entrepreneurship and Corporate Venture Building

Social Entrepreneurship and Corporate Venture Building (MGT563)

Applications Open: 01 April 2022

Applications Close: 31 May 2022

Next Available Intake: July 2022

Course Types: Modular Graduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1100 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Management

Schemes: Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Business


The future of work depends on our ability to create business opportunities while solving complex societal problems. Although the so called “social entrepreneurs” may have been a rare crossing of Mother Theresa and Richard Branson, the rise of impact investors, impact-driven businesses and Environment Social Governance (ESG) funds demonstrate the need to groom a new generation of problem-solvers focusing on social and environmental impact. To deliver social impact, leaders must be able to assess its social and environmental footprint, develop an entrepreneurial mind-set to propose new business ideas and drive change throughout the organisation through venture building opportunities.MGT563 Social Entrepreneurship and Corporate Venture Building develops students’entrepreneurial mindset, examines key elements of a social enterprise, and introduces the concept of a Corporate Venture Builder. With a particular focus on creating social impact, students will learn about the lean start-up methodology and apply the framework to their own impact-driven business ideas. With the help of this course, students can gain problem solving skills that will help them stay relevant in the future of work.

Level: 5
Credit Units: 2.5
Presentation Pattern: Every July


  • What is social entrepreneurship?
  • Understanding the Lean Start-up Methodology
  • Developing an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Designing a Corporate Venture Builder
  • Assessing social and environmental impact
  • Pitching and idea communication

Learning Outcome

  • Appraise the elements of a social enterprise
  • Estimate social and environmental impact of a start-up idea
  • Construct the elements of a corporate venture builder
  • Design a pitch deck using the Lean Start-up Methodology
  • Propose a business proposition for a societal problem
  • Prioritise social and environmental benefits
  • Create a solution for a societal problem
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