The MSc in Management Engeneering offers a course in Social Innovation.
Societal challenges and a new economic paradigm are transforming markets and business models, providing companies with new opportunities. This course is intended to provide students with the tools that are necessary to redesign main corporate functions against the background of such new set of opportunities, in companies that are oriented to jointly pursue social, economic and financial returns. The course is dedicated to social innovation and entrepreneurship in a broad sense, including the analysis of corporate strategy, corporate governance, innovation management, corporate finance, accounting and control, performance management as a function of the objectives of newly established social ventures or of consolidated, traditional enterprises wishing to exploit the opportunities related to emerging societal challenges.
This course is designed to offer students concepts and instruments necessary to gain a better understanding of social innovation processes, broadly interpreted to include different entrepreneurial responses to the problem of jointly and entrepreneurially pursuing social, economic and financial returns. This involves the reinterpretation of the whole set of managerial notions that students are already provided with, from corporate strategy to innovation management, accounting and financing, in light of such blended objectives. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to interpret and face any managerial challenge related to social entrepreneurship, in both start-ups and established companies as well as to discuss related policy issues.