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MN20021: Social entrepreneurship action project

[Page last updated: 23 August 2022]

Academic Year: 2022/23
Owning Department/School: School of Management
Credits: 6 [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 120
Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Semester 1
Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 100% - Qualifying Mark: 35)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Requisites: Before taking this module you must take MN20414
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 form.

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.

Skills: Intellectual:
* understanding of the principles of social issues in management and entrepreneurship. (F; A)

* project management. (F; A)
* team organisation. (F; A)
* risk assessment (F)

Key Skills
* communication (F; A)
* working with others (F; A)
* writing skills (A).

Content: 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 accounting for and reflecting on the community project.

Programme availability:

MN20021 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

School of Management
  • UMMN-ANB07 : BSc(Hons) Business with Thin sandwich placement(s) (Year 3)


  • This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2022/23 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2023/24 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2022/23.
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