A critical agenda for Rutgers University’s MA Program in Political Science – United Nations and Global Policy Studies is the promotion of social entrepreneurialism as a means to combat extremist organizations and their recruiting activities. Initially, “Youth Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development” will be offered in the Spring of 2019 to Rutgers University students.
The class ultimately will be offered as a MOOC to students worldwide, with an estimated launch of the Fall of 2019. A principle objective of the class will be the production of a business plan for the operation of a social entrepreneurial business. Students will be required to conceive of a business that meets the definition of social entrepreneurialism, and prepare a full business plan that will build on the themes covered in this class.