MM379-Social Enterprise

Module Provider: Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Spring term module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2016/7

Module Convenor: Dr Amal Ahmadi


Summary module description:

This is an interactive and practical module aiming to give students a comprehensive introduction to the social enterprise sector.

By the end of this module students will be able to:
• Understand the role of the social enterprises in society
• Recognise the impact of various stakeholders on the development, survival, and growth of such organisations

Assessable learning outcomes:
• Differentiate between social and private enterprises in terms of goals and resources.
• Conduct a strategic analysis of a social enterprise
• Evaluate different measures of performance and impact ascribed to social enterprises

Additional outcomes:
• Teamwork
• Communication and presentation
• Reflection on personal development

Outline content:
•Understanding social enterprise - businesses with social objectives
•Entrepreneurial opportunity recognition, development, and evaluation
•Mission and business models
•Leadership and people management in social enterprise
•Managing growth in social enterprise
•Sources of funding, partnerships, and SWOT analysis
•Marketing for social enterprise
•Social impact, accountability and managing a triple bottom line

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
This course is highly interactive. Sessions are comprised of a combination of formal lectures, group work, and presentations from social entrepreneurs.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 20
Guided independent study 180
Total hours by term 200.00
Total hours for module 200.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 80
Oral assessment and presentation 20

Other information on summative assessment:
Individual essay and reflective log 60%
Team report 20%
Team presentation 20%

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:
The Module Convenor will apply the following penalties for work submitted late, in accordance with the University policy.

  • where the piece of work is submitted up to one calendar week after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for the piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
  • where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.

  • The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at:
    You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.

    Length of examination:
    No examination

    Requirements for a pass:

    Reassessment arrangements:
    Resubmission by coursework

    Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
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    Last updated: 21 December 2016

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