5-8 sessions across 1-2 months with development of business plan as key outcome.
At least 70% face-to-face interaction supported with on-line material50-100 hours total learning.

Offers the student an insight into all basic aspects of entrepreneurship highlighting the differences and similarities associated with social enterprise. Students will also engage with basic business/project development pathway.

Students will explore how to structure a business start-up (organic), the role of effective planning, resourcing and contracting options and processes to meet the initial business objectives.

Students will develop a basic understanding of fundraising options and to identify which route would be most appropriate for the business start-up ideas from previous sessions.

Social enterprises motivation is to alleviate specific social imbalances or injustice. Their aim is to maximise the benefits of the target group in need. Compared to generic enterprises in which return on investment and profit is the key measure for success, social entrepreneurs have to take account of the social impact they achieve. This module will guide the students through the concept of social impact or change, make them familiar with the difficulties an necessities of measuring impact and provide them with different approaches to be able to report and analyse it. 

Growth and sustainability is integral to all business start-up idea development, students will be expected to recognise the routes to growth and how to ensure that any social enterprise activities are sustainable after any initial seed funding.

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