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SIEN6005: 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 utilise 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 practise and provides the opportunity to work with social enterprises.

Code SIEN6005
Academic unit Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Credit points 6

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. Develop the skills and attitudes required of a successful social entrepreneur relevant to not-for-profit as well as for-profit social enterprises locally and internationally
  • LO5. Conduct and analyse primary research in the field of social entrepreneurship
  • LO6. Critically reflect on social entrepreneurship theory and practice

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.