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MN20021: Social entrepreneurship action project

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: School of Management
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework 1 (CW 80% - Qualifying Mark: 35)
  • Coursework 2 (CW 20%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Before taking this module you must take MN20414
Description: Aims:
The overall aim of the Social Entrepreneurship Action Project is to create the opportunity for students to tackle a social issue in a business or organisation organisational setting. This is designed to give the opportunity for students to begin to apply some of the concepts, techniques and skills acquired during their taught programme.

Learning Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete the unit will have demonstrated their ability to:
* tackle social issues within the business or organisational setting.
* undertake entrepreneurial activities.
* plan a practical activity.
* act on that plan, adapting their objectives to meet the needs of the situation where appropriate.
* present their findings in a written and oral form.

* understanding of the principles of social issues in management and entrepreneurship. (F; A) Professional/Practical:
* project management. (F; A)
* team organisation. (F; A)
* risk assessment (F) Key Skills
* communication (F; A)
* working with others (F; A)
* written and oral presentation (A).

The unit normally entails a number of key stages and milestones:
* Team formation by start of the unit (normally 6 students/team with possible slight variations depending on overall student numbers)
* Briefing on the Social Entrepreneurship Action Project aims; group formation;
* Identification of a suitable community project by teams - for approval and formative feedback by instructors.
* Conduct of the project by teams.
* Interim update on teams' progress on conduct of the community project - for formative feedback by instructors.
* Assessments: Team written report writing up findings accounting for and reflecting on the community project + team oral presentation (approx. 15 min) on the written report group co-ordinator. Students will learn about other areas in ways which will vary from one project to another depending on the objectives of the project and the circumstances of the team.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

MN20021 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

School of Management
  • UMMN-ANB01 : BSc(Hons) Business Administration with Thin sandwich placement(s) (Year 3)