Entrepreneurship and venture seeking do not only exist in for-profit businesses but they can equally exist in other sectors. Social entrepreneurship focuses on these other sectors where social enterprise, its formation and development as a pursuit of social objectives is practiced. The course explores the use of innovative methods (including different products, foundations and organisations) to invoke action to practice, yield and sustain societal benefits. The course examines contemporary examples of socially entrepreneurial organisations, their benefits and limitations and their varied organisational structures and designs.
Availability2021 Course Timetables
Newcastle City Precinct
- Semester 1 - 2021
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Critically analyse current and emerging trends in the field of social entrepreneurship, locally, nationally and globally
2. Identify and critically evaluate relevant contemporary social entrepreneurship theories and philosophies
3. Critique the relevance and significance of social enterprises in economic and social terms in the context of government policy and broader societal development
4. Demonstrate experiential learning acquired in developing social enterprise initiatives through the application of knowledge, skills and attributes drawn from the field of social entrepreneurship
The topics in this course include the following:
- History, nature and scope of social entrepreneurship
- Local, national and global practices and trends in social entrepreneurship
- Social Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship opportunities. Social Impact perspectives. Contemporary Social Entrepreneurship philosophy and theories. Social enterprise feasibility and planning process options.
- Ethical social entrepreneurial behaviours and practices
- Stakeholder management and influence in GO's and NGO's
- Funding- Capital, Revenue and Sponsorship challenges for Social Enterprise management and sustainability.
- New strategies for Social innovation and market based approaches
MNGT1002 Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Innovation
MNGT2002 Business Venturing
Essay: Individual Essay
Report: Group Report
Formal Examination: Final Examination
Newcastle City Precinct
Integrated Learning Session
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Students are expected to complete 4 hours of guided learning via online preparation, lectures, interactive workshops, tutorials, discussion groups or self-directed learning and an additional 6 hours of independent study per week.
The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.