MGMT5518 Social Investment and Philanthropy

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Trimester 3UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Content
This unit introduces the history, core concepts and current issues in the fields of philanthropy, fundraising and social investment. It includes an international historical overview, social investment and social change drivers and characteristics, principles and techniques of giving and fundraising, ethical and philosophical perspective, current forces shaping fundraising and grant-making and current developments and controversies in social investment.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate a general theoretical understanding of the key concepts and debates in the field; (2) apply theoretical understanding to their own environment and situations; and (3) critique and defend the various facets of social investment practice.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) essay; (2) case study; and (3) group project. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Paul Flatau
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Business Administration (coursework) or the Graduate Certificate in Social Impact; or approval from The Business School only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
Contact hours
lectures/seminars/workshops: 5 sessions (7–8 hours each)
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