Social Entrepreneurship Practicum - COMM5030

Faculty: UNSW Business School

School: UNSW Business School

Course Outline: COMM5030 Course Outline

Campus: Sydney

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: Students must be in Good Academic Standing, have a minimum WAM of 65 and be enrolling in their final semester for their program.

CSS Contribution Charge: 3 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to apply their cumulative learning, and build practical business and leadership capabilities within a social entrepreneurship context. Social entrepreneurs use business thinking to develop operating models aimed at creating positive social outcomes to reach people in need. The course is taught through genuine student engagement in a social entrepreneurship project, supported by both online modules and face-to-face strategy workshops.

Each practicum experience will be different depending on the particular project on which each student will work. Assessment tasks are designed to provide a consulting style framework to both create value for the social entrepreneurship project, and to enable students to demonstrate their ability to apply and synthesise social entrepreneurship concepts. Assessments include project scope setting, a project presentation, a final project report and a critical review and reflection.

The course is the capstone course for the Master of Commerce Global Sustainability and Social Enterprise specialisation. It is also an alternative capstone practicum course for other MCom and MCom (Ext) specialisations. This course may also be taken as a free elective in other Master of Commerce and Master of Commerce (Ext) specialisations. Please refer to specialisation Handbook entries.

The course is offered in intensive mode in Summer or in the standard semester periods.

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