Course level

Postgraduate Coursework

Faculty

Business, Economics & Law

School

Business School

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

3 Seminar hours

Incompatible

TIMS3304

Course coordinator

Dr L. Newey

Work Integrated Learning

Entrepreneurship/Enterprise

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2019 St Lucia Internal Course Profile

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Course description

This course introduces students to social innovation and entrepreneurship via hands-on applied learning. An overarching theme is teaching students blended value business models, which involve knowing how to create both social and financial value at the same time. Key emphases are on how to create positive sustainable social impact while also turning a profit. Students will form teams around a social opportunity of their passion and then be given the skills to further shape, evaluate and execute their project. Students are taught a discovery-driven approach to finding the right opportunity for innovation and entrepreneurship. Students must devise innovative solutions to their social opportunity and learn how to design it in a way that could transition into a viable and sustainable, financially self-sufficient business. Assessment in the course is based on the demonstration of course-taught practical skills, ability to make a financially sustainable social impact, and reflective learning-from-experience skills. The personal and professional development focus of the course culminates in an Awards Day which recognizes the commitment and passion of outstanding individuals and teams.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2018 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile