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

Organisational Unit Business
Credit Points 3
Description Social enterprise, social innovation and profit for purpose have gained increased interest in the non-profit 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 non-profit organisations.
Unit Learning Outcomes At the end of the teaching period, students will be able to
ULO1. Demonstrate progressive knowledge of the key elements of social entrepreneurship including competing theories, forms, terms and definitions.
ULO2. Evaluate the impact of these new organisational forms and operations on the non-profit sector
ULO3. Evaluate key governance aspects of non-profit and hybrid organisational forms
ULO4. Analyse critical success factors for innovation and entrepreneurship in non-profit settings
ULO5. Critically analyse operational and strategic practices and new organisational forms
ULO6: Employ individual and team learning strategies that promote intentional learning and autonomy
ULO7: Exhibit effective verbal, written, digital, and team interpersonal skills
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.
Notes Students studying this unit may also consider enrolling in MBS651 Leading and Managing Nonprofit Organisations
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Master of Business Administration (Global) (MBA(Global))
Master of Business Administration (MBA) [New in 2016]
Master of Community Development (MCommDev)
Master of Development Studies (MDS)
Master of Food Security
Master of Health Administration, Policy and Leadership (MHAPL) [New in 2016]
Master of Human Resources Management (MHRM)
Master of Public Policy and Management (MPPM)
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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