Training: Northwestern Online training

 

Social Enterprise and World Poverty Online Courses

Northwestern College Online

Social Enterprise and World Poverty Online Courses

World Poverty Online Course: 4 Credits, Taught by Dr. David Befus

 In this class, students will:

  • Explore and understand the heart of God for the poor
  • Understand and be prepared to respond faithfully to the Biblical mandate to care for the poor as individuals, communities and organizations
  • Learn the industry of development and the difference between investment and exploitation
  • Understand how to promote development and justice, both generally and in specific country contexts
  • Appreciate the variety of approaches for assisting the poor?and learn to evaluate their integrity and effectiveness

Social Enterprise Online Course: 4 Credits, Taught by Dr. David Befus

In this class, students will:

  • Understand social entrepreneurship, including how to initiate and implement social enterprises, by studying successful cases of ?business as mission?
  • Learn to develop a business plan that includes strategies for marketing, organization and finance
  • Understand how to generate, utilize and control the resources necessary for building a growth-oriented venture?and then be able to predict and subsequently analyze the venture?s success
  • Develop a kingdom perspective on job creation and fostering vibrant, sustainable and fulfilling economic activity