Graduate Course

Social Entrepreneurship Project

From September 15, 2016 to December 22, 2016
Light Bulb Earth

In this course, students of the part-time master (MSc) in Business Administration at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University work together in teams to help four different social enterprises with a management problem: a care farm, a social workshop, a seal rescue and rehabilitation center, and a large social services provider. The course has two learning goals: solving a pressing management problem and learning how to design, manage and execute a scientific research process. As their coach, I was responsible for making sure that the students were able to meet those goals. I gave several lectures about research methods and provided the teams with feedback on the intermediary assignments. At the end of the course, I assessed and graded the final assignment. This assignment consisted of two parts: an advisory report written for the social enterprise, and a reflection on personal development and team dynamics.