MGMT5518 Social Investment and Philanthropy

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
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.
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.
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
enrolment in the Master of Business Administration (coursework)
the Graduate Certificate in Social Impact;
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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