Social Entrepreneurship (IBUS6016)
UNIT OF STUDY
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.
Our courses that offer this unit of study
- Graduate Certificate in Commerce
- Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Enterprise
- Graduate Certificate in Public Administration
- Graduate Certificate in Sustainability
- Graduate Certificate in US Studies
- Graduate Diploma in Commerce
- Graduate Diploma in Public Administration
- Graduate Diploma in Sustainability
- Graduate Diploma in US Studies
- Master of Commerce
- Master of International Business
- Master of Public Administration
- Master of Sustainability
- Master of US Studies
Further unit of study information
Semester 1: 1x 3h lecture/workshop per week; Intensive sessions: 2 x 3hr lecture/workshops pre- departure (Sydney), 30hrs lecture/workshops in country, 1 x 3hr seminar post trip (Sydney)
individual report (25%), practice and final pitch (25%), final report (25%), reflective piece (15%), workshop engagement and participation (10%)
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
IBUS5002, or completion of at least 24 credit points
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.