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IBUS6016: Social Entrepreneurship

Social entrepreneurs are committed to furthering a social mission through enterprises that rank social, environmental or cultural impact on a par with, or even above, profit. Intersecting the business and not-for-profit worlds, social entrepreneurship addresses many complex local and global problems. This unit critically introduces the concept and develops frameworks for understanding social entrepreneurship (also referred to as social enterprise and social innovation). Teaching and learning utilises case studies and includes the opportunity to apply theory to real-world experiences. Topics include creating innovative social enterprises, sustainable business models, philanthropy and funding, impact assessment, and leadership. The unit is structured around learning from engaged practice and provides the opportunity to work with social enterprises.

Code IBUS6016
Academic unit Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
IBUS5002, or completion of at least 24 credit points

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. identify and evaluate social entrepreneurship opportunities
  • LO2. develop strategy for a social enterprise
  • LO3. prepare and present documentation to secure stakeholder support
  • LO4. prepare and present documentation to secure stakeholder support
  • LO5. conduct and analyse primary research in the field of social entrepreneurship
  • LO6. reflect critically on social entrepreneurship theory and practice.

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