2014 Unit of Study

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Social Entrepreneurship
UoS Code IBUS6016
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 1 and Summer School - Late
Prerequisites None
Assumed Knowledge Assumed knowledge: IBUS5002, or completion of at least 24 credit points
Additional Information
Lectures 1x 2hr lecture per week and 1x 1hr reading and/or case per week for 12 weeks
Assessment individual assignments (55%), group assignment (30%) and group presentation (15%)
Description 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 will critically introduce the concept and develop frameworks for understanding social entrepreneurship (also referred to as social enterprise and social innovation). Teaching and learning will utilise case studies, and include the opportunity to apply real-world experiences. Topics will include creating innovative social enterprises, sustainable business models, philanthropy and funding, impact assessment, and leadership. The unit is structured around your learning from engaged practice, and requires you to work with social enterprises.