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Social Enterprise (9963.2)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2, 3
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra Business School

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Syllabus

In this unit, students will be given an introduction to the concepts of social entrepreneurship, how it differs from commercial entrepreneurship from a development and operational perspective, as well as the opportunities available to social entrepreneurs in a range of sectors. In addition, students will learn the various social enterprise types as well as the unique challenges these organisations face in launch, growth and operation. Students completing this unit will also gain understanding in the relevance of social enterprise fostered by established for profit organisations. This unit is delivered self-paced online, requiring students to self-manage their work load, developing many skills required of outstanding graduate students.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Clearly define and articulate the differences between social and commercial entrepreneurship;

2. Demonstrate an understanding of the differences between the range of social enterprises;

3. Explain the unique challenges for a social entrepreneur and social enterprises;

4. Design strategies to overcome challenges in social venture creation and management; and

5. Identify opportunities for positive social impact through social enterprise.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Online and self-paced study equivalent to 150 total learning hours.

Prerequisites

Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship, 9924;
Fundamentals of Management, 9926

Corequisites

Enrolment in one of: Bachelor of Applied Entrepreneurship, 334JA; Bachelor of Applied Entrepreneurship (Social Entrepreneurship), 335JA; Bachelor of Applied Business (Management), 332JA; Bachelor of Applied Business (Marketing), 333JA

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Incompatible Units

None.

Equivalent Units

None.



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