• Guidance for consulting work & analytical frameworks
  • Guidance on course deliverables (team work and individual due diligence report)
  • How to practically set up a social enterprise, with a focus on social ventures in Hong Kong
  • Tutorial on team work and managing a consulting project
  • Action plan for project work due Feb 11th for instructor to review ahead of the class


Guest speaker

Aurea Yung, Head of Operations, Foodlink (winner of course grant fall 2017)


Mandatory preparation:

Team project action plan due Feb 11th

Assign team leader and deputy team leader and notify course TA by Feb 11th.


Mandatory reading:

Horvath, K., Co-Founder, TwoPresents: (2015) Quick guide to start your own business in Hong Kong

Module on Social Change in the Toolkit on Social Investment developed by Mark Cheng, Ashoka, with UBS:

Rosencrantz, M. (2015) Suggestions for a successful consulting project (power point presentation from guest lecture for HKUST M.Sc. International Management MIMT 6200: Business Project)


Recommended readings:

Austin, J., Stevenson, H., & Wei-Skillern (2006). Social and commercial entrepreneurship: Same, different or both? Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice 30(1): 1-22. (2)


For guidance for developing business plans for social enterprises, you may also find the following resources helpful:

Grossman, A. (2013) Developing a Social Enterprise Business Plan Harvard Business School lecture (Copyright protected but available for down-load against donation, please google to find)

Social Ventures Australia and Parramatta City Council (2010) A business planning guide for social enterprises and a Business plan template along with other resources on

Seedco (2004) A Toolkit for Developing a Social Purpose Business Plan Toolkit – Create a business plan Library – Business plans for social enterprises and social businesses Business plans and planning for social enterprises and non-profits For examples of business plans for non-profits and social enterprises For a more extensive entrepreneurs’start-up toolkit, including business plan template and financial model templates for general start-ups not specific for social ventures



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