ENTREP 3019 - Social Enterprise
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2023
General Course Information
Course Code ENTREP 3019 Course Social Enterprise Coordinating Unit Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation & Innov Centre Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Intensive Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Course Description Doing business while doing good! This course explores different models of social enterprise and evaluates them in context of the local/global challenges they aim to address. You obtain a valuable foundation for planning a career pathway in social entrepreneurship. You will understand what social enterprise is and its relation to sustainable development and social impact, learn how to measure social impact, plus discuss various pathways to create change whether through a startup venture, supporting social entrepreneurs in creative ways, or serving as a director of a board. From the public, private or not-for-profit sector, you will identify and develop a social enterprise opportunity that provides potential to scale.
Course Coordinator: Dr Erica LeeProgram Director Contact Details: Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Name: Dr Matt McKinlay
Name: Dr Sharon Zivkovic
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Compare and contrast different approaches to social entrepreneurship
- Describe different forms of social enterprise organisations
- Develop a business model for a social enterprise idea
- Explain key considerations in measuring social impact
- Develop a theory of change for a social enterprise idea
- Describe the challenges in growing a social enterprise and scaling social impact
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.
Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness
Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.
Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency
Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.
Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.
Required ResourcesNo text book required.
Readings will be provided via MyUni.
Recommended ResourcesRecommended Resources
There is a wide range of material on the course topic available. The following provides some additional reading guidance if you are interested in reading further on the topic.
Barraket, J., Mason, C., and Blain, B. (2016), Finding Australia's Social Enterprise Sector 2016: Final Report, Social Traders and CSI Swinburne. Available at: http://www.socialtraders.com.au/about-social-enterprise/fases-and-other-research/social-enterprise-in-australia/Chahine, T. (2016). Introduction to social entrepreneurship. CRC Press.
Martin, R. L., & Osberg, S. (2015). Getting beyond better: How social entrepreneurship works. Harvard Business Review Press.
Ridley-Duff, R., & Bull, M. (2011). Understanding social enterprise: Theory and practice. London: Sage.
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Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching Modes
This course is offered online through seminars.
All course learning materials will be accessible to students via the online MyUni platform. This will allow students to interact with course preparation and assessment when not in class.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
As a guide, a 3 unit course comprises a total of 156 hours work (this includes face-to-face contact in seminars, any online components, and self-directed study). Total contact hours is 36 hours, and total self-guided study 120 hours.
Learning Activities Summary
Schedule Session Topic 1 Social Entrepreneurship 2 Theories of Change 3 Business Models 4 Social Enterprise 5 Measuring Social Impact 6 Scaling Social Impact
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# Assessment Task Task Type Length Weight Learning Outcomes 1 Multiple choice tests (4) Individual 20% 1,2,4,6 2 Submit and present a pitch deck for a social enterprise idea Group 10 slides 30% 1,2,3,5 3 Internal report and theory of change Individual 2,500 words 40% 5 4 Participation in activities and discussion Individual N/A 10% 1-6 Total 100%
Assessment Related RequirementsStudents should attend all classes in order to pass the course. There is considerable experiential learning during classes that build your knowledge and thus enable you to be successful in this course.
Course results may be subject to moderation by the Assessment Review Committee.
Assessment DetailMultiple choice tests
4 multiple choice tests.
Present a pitch deck
In teams of 4-5 students use the 10 slide structure provided to develop a pitch deck for a social enterprise idea.
Internal Report and Theory of Change
Develop a theory of change for a social enterprise idea. Write an internal report that provides further detail for your theory of change so that someone who reads it will have a good understanding of the logic and assumptions that underpin your theory of change.
Participation in activities and discussions
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