MGMT343-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023

Social Entrepreneurship

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023


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.

The estimated workload breakdown for MGMT343S1 is:

Lectures 24 hours
Group project and presentation 50 hours
Report-insights from an entrepreneur 25 hours
Individual reflective essay 25 hours
Student-led round table preparation 15 hours
Self-study and review 11 hours
Total 150 hours

Learning Outcomes

  • 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, BCom
  • Students 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.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      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.

      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.

      Globally aware

      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 or above


MGMT 321

Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 13:00 - 15:00 Meremere 526
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun

Timetable Note

Due to the interactive nature of the course, certain lectures (or parts of lectures) for MGMT343-23S2 are not recorded using the ECHO360 lecture recording system.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Nadeera Ranabahu


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Group Project 40% In class PPT 29 March, Report: 31 March
Individual Report: Insights from a social entrepreneur 12 May 2023 30% Any time between Week 3 to 9 (last day of submission: 12 May)
Individual Reflective Essay 02 Jun 2023 30% End of the semester - 2 June

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.

The ‘45% rule’ does not apply to this course. That is, student does not need to reach 45% weighted average across invigilated assessments. Please refer to for further information.

Assessment In Te Reo Māori
In recognising that Te Reo Māori is an official language of New Zealand, the University provides for students who may wish to use the Te Reo Māori in their assessment. If you intend to submit your work in Te Reo Māori you are required to do the following:

Read the Assessment in Te Reo Māori Policy and ensure that you meet the conditions set out in the policy. This includes, but is not limited to, informing the Course Coordinator
1) no later than 10 working days after the commencement of the course that you wish to use Te Reo Māori and
2) at least 15 working days before each assessment due date that you wish to use Te Reo Māori.

The marks for assessments may be scaled before a final grade is determined. You should not regard 50% as a pass mark.

Textbooks / Resources

There are no text books for this course. There are assigned readings for a particular week.


Class Representative
A 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 Policies
The Department assumes that you have read this document.

You should also read the General Course and Examination Regulations

Dishonest Practice
The 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

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $868.00

International fee $4,075.00

* 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 Tourism .

All MGMT343 Occurrences

  • MGMT343-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023