STRATEGY 445 - Base of the Pyramid: Business Innovation and Social Impact
Fall 2020, Section 701
Instruction Mode: Section 701 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Strategy (STRATEGY)
Department: Ross School of Business
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Details

Credits:
3 (Non-LSA credit).
Other:
Sustain
Advisory Prerequisites:
SR.STD/P.I.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

Business can, and indeed must, play a greater role in responding to society's grand challenges. The deep poverty faced by the Base of the Pyramid (BoP) - the 4-5 billion poorest people on this planet and constituting approximately two-thirds of humanity - presents a challenge on the grandest scale. While donation-based approaches have their place, the promise of achieving both profits and social impact through market-based approaches offers an exciting alternative. Business opportunities in health care, energy, agriculture, sanitation, housing, education, consumer goods, clean water and other impact areas can lead to a more inclusive capitalism. The challenge is to build enterprises that are sustainable at scale in an impoverished and unfamiliar market context. The course integrates concepts of strategy, international business, entrepreneurship, non-profit management, and development to stimulate the leadership skills and competitive imagination needed to design, pilot, and scale BoP enterprises. Emphasizing action-based learning and using carefully selected cases, readings, videos, and outside guests, class sessions focus on: 1)identifying the opportunities and challenges associated with serving BoP markets; and 2) developing a toolkit of strategies, frameworks, and processes for building sustainable, scalable enterprises that create economic and social value.

Schedule

STRATEGY 445 - Base of the Pyramid: Business Innovation and Social Impact
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
  Hybrid
26509
Closed
0
24BUSAD BBA - Jr or Sr Only
27Jr or Sr, excluding BBA stu
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M 6:30PM - 9:30PM
Th 6:30PM - 9:30PM
F 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: 2019: STRATEGY 445.001/.321 will meet on the following Thursdays in addition to Monday evenings in Fall B: 11/14 and 11/21.
002 (REC)
  Hybrid
29126
Closed
0
27BUSAD BBA - Jr or Sr Only
22Jr or Sr, excluding BBA stu
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W 4:30PM - 7:30PM
F 9:00AM - 12:00PM
F 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: 2019: STRATEGY 445.002/.322 meets with BA 612.001 in R2220 on the following Fridays (9 am - 12 pm) in addition to Wednesday evenings in Fall B: 11/15 and 11/22.
321 (REC)
  Hybrid
26861
Closed
0
 
9BUSAD MOM
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M 6:30PM - 9:30PM
Th 6:30PM - 9:30PM
F 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Section 321 meets with Section 001 and is reserved exclusively for Minor in Business and Master of Management students. 2019: STRATEGY 445.001/.321 will meet on the following Thursdays in addition to Monday evenings in Fall B: 11/14 and 11/21.
322 (REC)
  Hybrid
29127
Closed
0
 
6BUSAD MOM
-
W 4:30PM - 7:30PM
F 9:00AM - 12:00PM
F 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Section 322 meets with Section 002 and is reserved exclusively for Minor in Business and Master of Management students. 2019: STRATEGY 445.002/.322 meets with BA 612.001 in R2220 on the following Fridays (9 am - 12 pm) in addition to Wednesday evenings in Fall B: 11/15 and 11/22.
701 (REC)
 Online
40622
Closed
0
 
-
M 6:30PM - 9:30PM
Th 6:30PM - 9:30PM
F 9:00AM - 12:00PM
702 (REC)
 Online
40623
Closed
0
 
-
W 4:30PM - 7:30PM
F 9:00AM - 12:00PM
F 9:00AM - 12:00PM

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