Video: Course Connects Student Consultants with Social Enterprises around the World

Over the past 15 years, more than 600 Yale students have served as consultants to social sector enterprises in developing countries, thanks to the Yale School of Management’s Global Social Entrepreneurship (GSE) course.

Founded in 2004, GSE links student teams with social enterprises seeking to improve or scale their operations. The students work in teams of four or five over the course of a semester to analyze a management challenge faced by the organization and to develop recommendations.

The course is designed to introduce students to the complex issues faced by mission-driven social entrepreneurs, while also contributing rigorous management thinking and expertise to the client organizations. To date, Yale students have worked with more than 100 organizations in countries including India, South Africa, Nicaragua, the Philippines, Brazil, Ghana, and Indonesia.