Social Entrepreneurship

Want to change the world? Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship courses can give you the framework and skills start and grow an company with far-reaching social impact.

Want your startup to change lives?

Social entrepreneurship is a powerful tool in solving problems around the world. Entrepreneurs like Katlyn Grasso, W’15 build businesses that simultaneously earn income and tackle social problems in novel and effective ways. Your startup can, too.

These courses are a great place to start:

MGMT 212 Social Entrepreneurship

Societal problems, if attacked entrepreneurially, create opportunities for launching businesses that simultaneously generate profits and alleviate societal problems. Student teams will each develop a plan to launch a societal wealth generating business. Taught by Ian MacMillan, Dhirubhai Ambani Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and co-author of The Social Entrepreneur’s Playbook.

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MGMT 231 Venture Implementation

How do you actually put your business plan into action to launch a venture? Take this advanced course, which builds upon an existing business plan and focuses on implementation of a business startup.

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LGST 213 Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship

This practical and intensive course examines the critical legal and transactional issues confronting startup and emerging growth companies.

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MGMT 264 Venture Capital and Entrepreneurial Management

This course focuses on Venture Capital management issues in the context of a typical high-growth startup, addressed from both the entrepreneur’s perspective and the investor’s perspective.

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Katlyn Grasso, W’15

As founder of GenHERation, Katlyn Grasso, W’15 has empowered more than 60,000 young women through her GenHERation Summer Leadership Series, original GenHERation webisodes, and growing GenHERation community.