MGMT5516 Social Impact: Entrepreneurs and Social Innovation

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 1UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Content
This unit examines the social economy through the emerging spectrum of organisational forms that generate both social and economic value. It looks at why the traditional boundaries between government, business and the third sector have become blurred and fluid and what that means for the capacity to deliver new forms of social impact. It examines trends and drivers reshaping the dynamics of social impact.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) describe the trends and drivers reshaping the dynamics of the social economy; (2) identify the new organisational forms and other consequent influences resulting from the accelerating integration of business, government and community based organisations; (3) critically evaluate concepts such as social entrepreneurship, social enterprise/business, social value creation, social innovation, social investment and social impact assessment; and (4) analyse global trends and organisations that effect social change, social innovation and impact.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) class participation, reflections and exercises; (2) individual assignment; and (3) group assignment. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
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.
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