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Social Enterprise, Social Innovation And Profit For Purpose (MBS589)

School School of Business and Governance
Credit Points 3
Description Social enterprise, social innovation and profit for purpose have gained increased interest in the nonprofit sector as avenues for solving social problems while pursuing earned income and other sources of revenue. This unit explores the evolution, development and theoretical underpinnings of social entrepreneurship and related topics such as value added ventures and considers the founding and operation of new organisations, and integration of social entrepreneurship and responsible management strategies and practices into more traditional nonprofit organisations.
Unit Learning Outcomes At the end of the teaching period, students should be able to 1. Demonstrate understanding of the key elements of social entrepreneurship including competing theories, forms, terms and definitions. 2. Discuss important aspects of the impact of these new organisational forms and operations on the nonprofit sector 3. Outline key governance aspects of nonprofit and hybrid organisational forms 4. Identify critical success factors for innovation and entrepreneurship in nonprofit settings 5. Critically analyse operational and strategic practices and new organisational forms
Timetabled Learning Activities Workshops: 2 hours per teaching week for South Street Campus
Seminars (South Street): All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning. Structured learning may include lectures, face-to-face seminars, workshops, online activities, consultations and coaching sessions. Some units may be delivered in an intensive mode. Students should refer to the published timetable, and Unit Guide for specific information about the timetabling of this unit.
Unit Learning Experiences The unit is delivered using blended learning design features with core unit materials provided in a digital format followed up by small class knowledge application and skills development. This is enhanced by self directed learning to further develop skills and application of knowledge to practical and current issues.
Other Learning Experiences Development of a proposal for a new social enterprise will provide hands on experience for students in a group setting.
Assessment This unit has 3 points of assessment.
Prerequisites Enrolment in a graduate-level course.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Master of Business Administration (Global) (MBA(Global))
Master of Business Administration (MBA) [New in 2016]
Master of Health Administration, Policy and Leadership (MHAPL) [New in 2016]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

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MBS589
Ms Anne Clear
Associate Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6021
e: A.Clear@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.035 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
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