Social Enterprise


This module will examine the different types of Social Enterprise organisations that exist in the not for profit sector and will investigate the distinguishing features of these organisations as well as the tasks they must undertake before launching a new enterprise. In addition the module will explore the factors that have led to the emergence of social enterprises, co-operatives and other not for profit organisations and how they contribute to communities.


Learning Outcomes

  1. Examine the role and importance of social entrepreneurship in society

  2. Critique the steps and the key issues involved in identifying and evaluating a social enterprise idea

  3. Analyse the problems faced by social entrepreneurs in accessing finance in order to get their social enterprises off the ground

  4. Analyse the key differences between non-profit organisations and for-profit organisations

  5. Evaluate co-operative activity in the third sector by co-operative type

  6. Analyse co-operative principles and characteristics

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