CAS Global Social Entrepreneurship

Think Global, Act Local

Our world faces problems that do not end at country borders or continental shorelines. Challenging these problems requires a new way of thinking by leaders of nonprofits, businesses, and social enterprises. The CAS in Global Social Entrepreneurship offers you an exclusive opportunity to improve your management and leadership skills when acting in a global environment – and to put a worthwhile tangible project into practice.

A unique combination of theory and practice

Renowned professors from the University of Basel teach you the fundamentals of nonprofit management with a special focus on social entrepreneurship, governance, behavioral economics, and social impact measurement.

A leadership experience in Asia

With international counterparts you will conceptualize, set up, and monitor a community-based learning center as a social business in an Asian country. Your personal learning journey will teach you how to plan and implement social initiatives, how to deal with uncertainty and unfamiliar environments as well as how to work in a cross-cultural team.

The course is designed to run in sync with your professional schedule. Three modules in Basel and one virtual module are blended with off-site virtual teamwork to ensure minimal disruption of professional life. Eight days on-site provide the opportunity for a transforming leadership experience.

A program designed for you?

The CAS in Global Social Entrepreneurship addresses:

  • directors, project managers, and high potentials at nonprofit organizations, foundations, and international organizations
  • CSR managers of multi-national companies
  • philanthropic advisors
  • future social entrepreneurs

Learning Experience

In this certificate course, you will not only understand the needs of the beneficiaries in the global economy today, but will also develop strategies for social innovations. You will learn how to create a social value proposition and a social business model based on a real-life project.

Learn how to:

  • think and act as a social entrepreneur
  • lead an agile, diverse team
  • develop an idea, turn it into a business, plan and implement it
  • reflect on your key learnings with a professional coach

    Seminar Dates 2018
    to follow

    Information Material

    >> Order / Download

    Contact Person

    Prof. Dr. Georg von Schnurbein
    course director


    Interview with course initiators Prof. Dr. Georg von Schnurbein and Carsten Rübsaamen (in German):
    >> Advanced Studies Magazin

    A participant's first-hand experience (in German):
    >> Die Stiftung Special

    Overview and background of the program (in German):
    >> Basler Zeitung