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This course is an introduction to Social Entrepreneurship and how it can help communities. It will explore both the theory and practical applications of social entrepreneurship.
WorkloadThe estimated workload breakdown for MGMT343 is: Lectures 24 hoursGroup project and presentation 50 hoursReport-insights from an entrepreneur 25 hoursIndividual reflective essay 25 hoursStudent-led round table preparation 15 hoursSelf-study and review 11 hoursTotal 150 hours
The objectives of the course are:Describe and explain the pervasiveness and complexity of social needs, how those un-met needs create entrepreneurial opportunities, and how entrepreneurship method can be applied to address social problems.Analyse the challenges and opportunities of starting and developing a social enterprise and appraise cultural and ethical issued faced by social entrepreneurs. Evaluate the role of social entrepreneurship within and across nations, specifically in relation to role of governments and other traditional social institutions in achieving their traditional duty of care to society.Demonstrate the use and application of entrepreneurial method, tools and conceptual frameworks and develop entrepreneurial solutions for social problems.Articulate and deliver a compelling message, both written and verbally, in order to build support for social entrepreneurial solutions.Learning Objectives, BComStudents have an in-depth understanding of their majoring subject and are able to critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within the discipline.Students have a broad understanding of the key domains of commerce.Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers which can be used in a range of applications. Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree. Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.For quality assurance purposes the School is required to hold on record a number of assessment pieces as examples of differing standards of work. If you have any objections to the school holding your assessment for this purpose then email the course coordinator to ensure your assignment is not used for this purpose.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Employable, innovative and enterprising
Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
Biculturally competent and confident
Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.
Engaged with the community
Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
Any 90 points at 200-level orabove
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Due to the interactive nature of the course, certain lectures (or parts of lectures) for MGMT343-21S2 are not recorded using the ECHO360 lecture recording system.
Assessment in this course is designed to encourage and measure market scanning and opportunity identification capabilities, critical thinking, teamwork, problem solving, adaptability, innovation, engagement with community/external stakeholders and communication which are all essential skills and characteristics of successful social entrepreneurs.GradingThe marks for assessments may be scaled before a final grade is determined. You should not regard 50% as a pass mark.
There are no text books for this course. There are assigned readings for a particular week.
Coversheets - Group and Individual
Class RepresentativeA class representative may be asked to volunteer in the first few weeks of class. Any problems with the course can be raised with the class rep. Their email can be found at UCSA. The class representative will take up any issues raised by class members with the lecturer concerned as they occur.Departmental Academic PoliciesThe Department assumes that you have read this document.You should also read the General Course and Examination RegulationsDishonest PracticeThe University of Canterbury considers cheating and plagiarism to be serious acts of dishonesty. All assessed work must be your own individual work unless specifically stated otherwise in the assessment guidelines. Material quoted from any other source must be clearly acknowledged. You must not copy the work of another person (student or published work) in any assessment including examinations, tests and assignments. Any person, who is found to have copied someone else's work, or to have allowed their work to be copied, will receive a fail grade for that piece of assessment and may face disciplinary action which may lead to a fine, community service or exclusion from the university.IMPORTANT: Where there are concerns regarding the authorship of written course work, a student can be required to provide a formal, oral explanation of the content of their work.Citations and referencing
Domestic fee $831.00
International fee $3,875.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
For further information see
Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship.