SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SOCIAL ENTERPRISE - 2020/1
Module code: MAN2147
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The social entrepreneurship and social enterprise module is designed to provide you with an understanding of social enterprise at the individual and firm level. Social enterprises are ‘hybrid’ organisations which whilst still aiming to make a profit have primarily social or environmental objectives that play a significant role in addressing social needs that have not been met by businesses or government agencies. This module will therefore enable you to identify and understand the ways in which social enterprises borrow business practices from traditional entrepreneurship to address social problems such as reaching socially excluded people, poverty alleviation, widening educational participation, access to health care, and promoting common good more broadly. Building on this, this module will give you understanding of social entrepreneurial traits, social innovation and sustainable enterprise. This will help you in understanding ‘what it takes’ to take an active role in tackling social challenges through enterprise development. We will therefore explore and debate topics such as the ‘theory of change’, social innovation, social entrepreneurial traits, and the challenges in sustaining and growing a social enterprise. You will, throughout the module, be expected to critically evaluate specific real-life case studies and ‘jump start your social innovation idea’.
Surrey Business School
COX Zeineb (SBS)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 5
JACs code: N100
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
1. Hybrid model of social enterprises
2. Social entrepreneurs vs commercial entrepreneurs
3. Social Enterprise and Civil Society Organisations
4. Social Innovation processes
5. Evaluating and measuring social impact
6. The lean start up for social entrepreneurs
7. Social business model and modelling
8. Sustainability vs. scaling (challenges in sustaining and growing a social enterprise)
9. Using sprint in a social business model context
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||Individual Assignment (1000 words)||30|
|Oral exam or presentation||Group Presentation||20|
|Coursework||Group Report (3000 words)||50|
If a student fails the module, i.e., receives a mark below 40% taking account both assessments, he/she will repeat the same assessment taking account of the feedback. This is also the case for the group report which they will improve on, on an individual basis.
Individual Assignment (30%): A critical evaluation and analysis of a social enterprise of your choice. Group presentation (20%): students will present their understanding of a given social challenge and the scope for an effective innovative solution. Group Report (50%): A written group project, conducted in small groups, evaluating social innovation potential of an existing or proposed product or service and its implication on the social business model. This project will use an entrepreneurial tool ‘social business model canvas’ and will offer students a choice of product/services. The small group format will enable students to develop innovative solutions to social problems based on dialogue and team work.
Formative assessment and feedback
•Students will receive individual and group feedback during the module from the tutor.
- an understanding and awareness of the social entrepreneurial process, by understanding the role of social innovation in pursuing social entrepreneurial opportunities
- knowledge of the ‘theory of change’ and its relevance to social enterprises
- a critical understanding of the notion of triple bottom line (i.e. social, environmental and financial) underpinning social entrepreneurship
- a critical understanding of innovation processes in social enterprises
- apply your knowledge of social enterprise and social entrepreneurship to a real life context
|001||If a student fails the module, i.e., receives a mark below 40% taking account both assessments, he/she will repeat the same assessment taking account of the feedback. This is also the case for the group report which they will improve on, on an individual basis.||K|
|002||A critical understanding and evaluation of the social entrepreneurial process (i.e. identification and exploitation of social entrepreneurial opportunities) from the perspective of social innovation and sustainability||K|
|003||Recognise the challenges facing social entrepreneurs and enterprises and identify techniques to tackle those challenges||CK|
|004||Apply the relevant framework of social innovation to a real business context||KP|
|005||Demonstrate the ability to conduct research and produce a solution to a social problem||CT|
|006||Interpersonal (and team-work) skills in carrying out the group work.||T|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Lecture Hours: 100
Seminar Hours: 50
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The teaching and learning strategy is designed to develop your awareness of social entrepreneurship and social enterprise both as a field of academic study and as an area of practice. The module is structured to develop your critical understanding of societal challenges and social responsibility through a case study approach. The learning methods are therefore designed to enhance your understanding of the significant role social enterprises play in addressing social problems in an innovative and entrepreneurial way, with an objective of creating social and economic value.
In order to achieve the above learning outcomes, the teaching will be delivered as follows:
a) Interactive Lectures: the aim of the lectures is to give students an understanding of social enterprise and social entrepreneurship and their role in society
b) Guest lecturers: Role models and subject matter experts
c) Case study analyses
d) Individual and group projects, presentations
e) Surrey learn and support materials
f) Feedback Sessions: the module teaching team will be available throughout the semester to give feedback to address and clarify questions. Oral and written feedback will be given to all students.
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
Reading list for SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SOCIAL ENTERPRISE : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/man2147
Programmes this module appears in
|Business Management (Entrepreneurship) MBus||1||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Business Management (HRM) MBus||1||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|International Business Management MBus||1||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Business Management (Marketing) BSc (Hons)||1||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Business Management (Entrepreneurship) BSc (Hons)||1||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Business Management (HRM) BSc (Hons)||1||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|International Business Management BSc (Hons)||1||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Business Management BSc (Hons)||1||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Business Management (Dual degree with SII-DUFE) BSc (Hons)||1||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Business and Retail Management BSc (Hons)||1||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2020/1 academic year.