‘India B-schools lack courses on social entrepreneurship’
Chennai: Highlighting the need to include courses on social entrepreneurship in B-schools, prof V Kasturi Rangan of Harvard Business School said, “All management schools should offer such courses to sensitise people towards social causes. Most business school courses are very corporate-oriented.”
Prof Rangan, the Malcolm P McNair Professor of Marketing and co-chair of social enterprise initiative at Harvard Business School, was in the city for a seminar on global entrepreneurship organised by the NGO ‘Hand in Hand’. He said only a few IIMs have such course work and there is no clear focus on social entrepreneurship in universities or colleges in the country.
In the US, universities like Harvard, Stanford, Duke, NYU and Colombia offer courses on social entrepreneurship.
According to Prof Rangan, those trained in social entrepreneurship may be of help in government or corporate sectors as they can influence policy matters or guide others with their entrepreneurial skills.