ULMS Electronic Module Catalogue

The information contained in this module specification was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change, either during the session because of unforeseen circumstances, or following review of the module at the end of the session. Queries about the module should be directed to the member of staff with responsibility for the module.
Title SOCIAL ENTERPRISE
Code MKIB301
Coordinator Dr A Southern
Strategy, IB and Entrepreneurship
Alan.Southern@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 6 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):

ULMS151 ORGANISATIONS AND MANAGEMENT; ULMS252 ENTREPRENEURSHIP 

Modules for which this module is a pre-requisite:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on a required basis:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on an optional basis:

 

Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours   6

      12

6

12

36
Timetable (if known)   60 mins X 1 totaling 12
 
      60 mins X 1 totaling 12
60 mins X 1 totaling 12
 
 
Private Study 114
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Assessment 3: Project summary Assessment Type: Coursework Size: 500 words Weighting: 10% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL penalty applies Anonymou  -500 words    10       
Assessment 2: Video Type: Practical Assessment Duration: 5 minutes Weighting: 20% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL penalty applies Anonymous Asses  5 minutes    20       
Assessment 1: Group Report Assessment Type: Coursework Size: 2500 words Weighting: 70% Reassessment Opportunity: Yes Penalty for Late Submission: Standard UoL Penalty Applies Anonymou  -2500 words    70       

Aims

To provide students with an understanding of social enterprises, including the importance of social values, the variety of structures, collective or individual and the scope of activity encompassed by the sector.
To develop strategies for social, economic and enviromental sustainability in a live social enterprise environment.
To appraise critically the utility of the social enterprise model in light of the policy, legal and financial frameworks within which the case study organisation functions.
To apply academic theory and/or theoretical knowledge in a practical context and to reflect and report on the relationship between the two.
The module will provide an understanding of the different governance challenges that social enterprises present and of the changing legal and financial contexts within which they operate.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) To demonstrate an understanding of the different explanations and structures of social enterprise.

(LO2) To critically review the policy, legal and financial environment in which social enterprises operate.

(LO3) To evaluate the utility of the social enterprise model drawing on applying theory to real case studies.

(LO4) To identify problems and offer viable solutions.

(LO5) To improve communication skills and present ideas in a coherent concise and structured way.

(S1) Develop empathy with responses to address social problems

(S2) Financial and managerial aspects of enterprise management

(S3) Research skills

(S4) Analytical skills

(S5) Problem solving skills

(S6) Working as part of a team


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method – Online Asynchronous Learning Materials
Description: Recordings will cover some of the main themes that reflect the challenges and opportunities faced by social enterprise.
Unscheduled Directed Student Hours: 12
Attendance Recorded: No

Teaching Method: Large Group Teaching
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 12
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method - Seminar
Description: Seminars will be held to focus on learning obtained from site visits to social enterprises
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 6
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method - Group Study
Description: Students will work in groups with a social enterprise on a relevant project. This group work will be assessed accordingly through a presentation and report
Scheduled Directed Student Hours: 6
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Self-Directed Learning Hours: 114
Description: Students will work in groups to address a problem or matter pertinent to a social enterprise. They may visit the social enterprise during this period, or may meet to consider their solution and work on their assessed report.

Non-modular Requirements
Numbers on this module are limited to 40 students. This is because of the approach taken, whereby students are asked to work with a social enterprise on a real-time project. For this reason, students must complete an application to enrol form available from the Management School student support office and submit this for consideration as per deadline instructions. The module leader will assess all applications received.

Skills/Other Attributes Mapping

Skills / attributes: Working as part of a team
How this is developed: Preparation for report and video
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Group report, Project summary and Video

Skills / attributes: Problem solving skills
How this is developed: Seminars and field visits
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Group report

Skills / attributes: Analytical skills
How this is developed: Seminars and field visits
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Group report and Project summary

Skills / attributes: Research skills
How this is developed: Field visits
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Group report, Project summary and Video

Skills / attributes: Financial and managerial aspects of enterprise management
How this is developed: Lectures
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Group report

Skills / attributes: Develop empathy with responses to address social problems
How this is developed: Lectures and Field visits
Mode of assessment (if applicable): Group report, Project summary and Video


Syllabus

 

The syllabus will vary from year to year depending on projects but a typical syllabus might look like this:
1. Social enterprise definition and introduction
2. The policy context
3. Entrepreneurial activities in low income places
4-5. Visits to social enterprises and report topics (visits and guided learning)
6. Legal and financial structures of social enterprise
7. Community assets
8-9. Visits and guided learning
10-12. Presentations and group discussion seminars
13. Feedback


Recommended Texts

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