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URBANST 131

VIP: VERY IMPACTFUL PEOPLE

Invited lecture series.

Perspective endeavors of thought leaders and entrepreneurs who address social needs in the U.S. and internationally through private for-profit and nonprofit organizations, nongovernmental organizations, or public institutions.

Instructor: Melanie Edwards

Term(s): Autumn, 1 Unit

 
 

URBANST 137

SOCIAL INNOVATION & THE SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR

The role of innovative financial institutions is supporting economic development, the alleviation of rural and urban poverty, and gender equity. Analysis of the strengths and limits of commercial banks, public development banks, credit unions and microcredit organizations both in the U.S. and internationally.

Instructor: Michael Kieschnick

Term(s): Spring, 4 Unit

 
 

STRAMGT 353

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: FORMATION OF NEW VENTURES

Invited lecture series.

This course deals with case situations from the point of view of the entrepreneur/manager rather than the passive investor. Many cases inovlve visitors, since the premise is that opportunity and action have large idiosyncratic components. Students must assess opportunity and action in light of the perceived capabilities of the individuals and the nature of the individuals and the nature of the environments they face.

Instructor: Russel Siegelman and Laura Hattendorf

Term(s): Spring, 4 Unit

 

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