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Nurturing Social Minds - Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investment - Term 1 2019-20 (MGNT6020E)

What is the course about…

Combining the innovative mindset with the application of entrepreneurial principles, mission-driven ventures could bring social, environmental as well as economic benefits to the society.

This MBA course will equip the student with essential knowledge, practical tools as well as hands-on skills to be the business consultants for a real-life social venture partner. They will help these ventures to address the current problems, capture potential opportunities and get support from the eco-system to ensure sustainability of the business.

Featuring local and international industry leaders as guest speakers during the lectures, the students will learn from both academic and outstanding practitioners of the fields. The social venture working with the best group of students will receive funding to work on the proposed ideas.

Student teams will be coached by volunteers from a leading investment bank to get prepare for the final presentation.

This special course is open to Master’s programme students and senior undergraduate students. The course titled is MGNT6020E Selected Topics in Business –  Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investment, bearing 3 credit units offered by the MBA Programmes.

Timeslot: Tuesdays - 3 Sep to 19 Nov 2019 (18:45 - 22:00), 4 Oct 2019 (18:45 - 22:00) & 9 Nov 2019 (9:30 - 14:00) - no class on 1 Oct and 29 Oct
Venue: Sapphire Room, CUHK Business School Town Centre

“This is one of the courses that you would want to take in if you want to get the full MBA experience. Not only does it combine both theory and practice, but it emerges you into the community of consultants, investors and social entrepreneurs. It is not only about working with a team you are familiar or unfamiliar with, but you also have to work with a selected enterprise and deal with the unknowns. I enjoyed learning through problem solving and without exam so I would highly recommend this course for anyone who wants to take their learning beyond just the theory of MBA” – CUHK 2018-19 Fall NSM student – Mr. Marshall Jen

“During these 3 months, I learnt a lot and experienced a lot. It's the first time I get to know social enterprise, a business unit combines both social mission and business responsibility, and I gradually understand how meaningful social enterprise is, especially through the cooperation with my SVP.” – CUHK 2016-17 Fall NSM student – Ms. Lynn Ding

“This course is very practical as I can interact directly with real social ventures. It allows me to gain insights into social entrepreneurship in HK. I enjoyed the teamwork during the process very much! ” – CUHK 2016-17 Summer NSM student – Mr. Sherman Chu


Who Are Eligible to Apply...

-    Master of Business Administration (“MBA”) students
-    Taught Postgraduate programme students
-    Undergraduate students (both local and international) who are interested in the topic

How to Apply...

For MBA students, please apply through Online Course Registration System.

For non-MBA students, please register in the following form by 21 Aug 2019 (Wed) 11:59 am*. Each application received will be reviewed in depth by our admission board. Shortlisted applicants may be invited for interviews. Application result will be notified by email. *Non-MBA students need to pay the fee of HKD6,000 for cross- charging.


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