BUS3095S SOCIAL IMPACT ENTERPRISE
NQF credits: 18 at HEQSF level 7
Course Convener S Hendry
Course entry requirements:
BUS2011F and FTX1005F, registration for a Postgraduate Diploma in Management in the School of
Management Studies, or be in the 3rd academic year of study in the faculty of Commerce, or be an
approved SSA student.
Students will be introduced to current thinking and trends in entrepreneurship, with a specific focus
on social entrepreneurship. The course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the
key processes, challenges and experiences of initiating and delivering a profitable business venture
that also has a positive and transformative impact on society. Through a combination of working on
case studies and live projects, students will learn how to identify the key elements of successful
social enterprises, integrate various elements of the social entrepreneurship venture and evaluate and
mobilise resources needed for activation.
By the end of the course, students will be able to:
Understand the transformation imperative that exits in South Africa
Understand the role that entrepreneurship can play in leading this transformation
Identify key elements of successful social enterprises
Design creative problem solving strategies aimed at solving real challenges in a real organisation.
Attendance at 80% of all compulsory activities and submission of all course work.
A minimum course work mark of 40%
Three individual assessments at 10% each
Group Project at 20%
Final individual examination at 50%
Last updated : 16 Apr 2015