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18 NQF credits at HEQSF level 7

Convener: S Hendry

Course entry requirements: Registration for a Postgraduate Diploma in Management in the School of Management Studies or be in the 3rd Academic Year of Study (AYOS) in the Faculty of Commerce or be an approved SSA student.

Course outline:  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 exists 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.

DP requirements: Attendance at 80% of all compulsory activities and submission of all course work. A minimum course work mark of 40%

Assessment: Three individual assessments at 10% each. Group Project at 20%. Final individual examination at 50%.

Last updated : 17 Jan 2019

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