Yale School of Management

Program on Social Enterprise

Harnessing business skills and markets to achieve social objectives.

Photos: Students Help Social Enterprises in India and Indonesia Tackle Management Challenges

Teams of Yale School of Management students traveled to India and Indonesia during the 2017-18 academic year to consult with social enterprises working in a variety of sectors aimed at improving life in those countries. 

The students were taking part in Yale SOM’s Global Social Entrepreneurship (GSE) course, a unique offering that matches Yale students with entrepreneurs in the developing world. Led by Tony Sheldon ’84, executive director of the Program on Social Enterprise and lecturer in economic development, the course links teams of Yale students with mission-driven social entrepreneurs to tackle specific management challenges. 

Eleven teams worked on improving each company’s business model. The teams gave presentations to the Yale SOM community in May.