SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP: THE BIG IDEA

MGT2SEB

2017

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential. Innovation and Entrepreneurship is about using your creativity to generate new ideas, understand and solve complex problems and thrive in a fast-changing world.

Subject outline

You will collaborate in multi-disciplinary teams to design a social enterprise (a commercial enterprise which creates social value) as part of the Big Idea competition, which is run in conjunction with The Big Issue - one of Australia's most successful and famous social enterprises.

You will, in teams, develop and present a social business plan and ten minute digital  "pitch", the best of which will represent La Trobe in the Big Idea competition.

This subject is delivered in a blended form  via a combination of across campus lectures, webinars, workshops and individual assessment tools . You will also have the opportunity to engage with business leaders and social entrepreneurs outside of the University, through the judging process and other academic / assessment activities.

This subject is available to undergraduate students on all campuses, and across all schools and colleges (providing the subject prerequisites have been met).

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorVanessa Ratten

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Student must have completed 120 points of studies prior to undertaking this subject

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Individually and as a team member engage effective time-management principles and practices to desired team written or oral outcomes

Activities:
Research, debate and then apply principles and practices that supports the ability of a student to achieve desired objectives within constraints of availability of time.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

02. Enhance individual awareness and application of cross-cultural / cross- discipline / cross- professional skills and abilities

Activities:
Class lectures, discussions and readings that generate an environment for a student to enhance their understanding and application of cross-cultural principles and practices to a workable and sustainable community solution.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

03. Enhance self awareness and emotional intelligence in the production of individually written reflections, based on the learning experience throughout the curriculum, in relation to both the conceptualisation of a social enterprise, and the expansion of ethical awareness in the social sector.

Activities:
Assessment: Written Reflections; discussions and content presented within webinars, lectures and tutorials; engagement with stakeholders in the social space outside of the university,
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

04. Research and apply various ethical or moral frameworks to the preparation of a written report, an oral argument and a set of team decision-making outcomes.

Activities:
Class lectures, discussions and readings cover key ethical theoretical positions around addressing workable / sustainable 'social' solutions to community or 'social / cultural business' inadequacies, weaknesses, or sustainability needs
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

05. Research and present, as a team a written report with a social solution to a community or social/ cultural business weakness or opportunities

Activities:
Through direct engagement with the student's local community, undertake community questioning and/or research to gauge community or social business weaknesses or inadequacies that 'real world' solutions could be developed to produce and implement sustainable and/or socially responsible outcomes
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

06. Research and present, as a team, an oral argument with a social solution to a community or social / cultural business weakness or opportunities

Activities:
Through direct engagement with the student's local community, undertake community questioning and/or research to gauge community or 'social / cultural' business weaknesses or inadequacies that 'real world' solutions could be developed to produce / implement sustainable and/or socially responsible outcomes
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2017, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAntony Jacobson

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"Combination of weekly across-campus academic and guest lectures and seminars; individual campus academic leader / mentor / team meetings; LMS based readings and assessment activities"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual: Reflection DiaryUsing a LMS embedded diary tool (eg: Pebblepad) to prepare regular individual and team-work based reflections (equiv: 1000 words per student)15 01, 02, 03
Team: The Big Idea / Project Written Business ReportUsing provided business report templates construct and present a team-based 'formal' business report that meets both academic and TBI criteria (max. 1000 words per student)30 01, 02, 04, 05
Team: The Big Idea / Project Oral PresentationDigitally prepared presentation, ten minutes per team, plus question time, internal / external judging panel (equiv. 1000 words per student)20 01, 02, 04, 06
Team: The Big Idea Proposal / Business Model Canvas plus Oral PitchThree minute digitally based pitch supported by a written canvas; Team size: min: three, max five (equiv. 500 words per student)15 01, 02, 03, 06
Individual: Entrepreneurial theory based, LMS embedded quizzes (Week 4 and 10)Up to twenty questions per quiz, based on core entrepreneurial principles and social entrepreneurial practices (equiv. 1000 words per student)20 02

Melbourne, 2017, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAntony Jacobson

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"Combination of weekly across-campus academic and guest lectures and seminars; individual campus academic leader / mentor / team meetings; LMS based readings and assessment activities"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual: Reflection DiaryUsing a LMS embedded diary tool (eg: Pebblepad) to prepare regular individual and team-work based reflections (equiv: 1000 words per student)15 01, 02, 03
Team: The Big Idea / Project Written Business ReportUsing provided business report templates construct and present a team-based 'formal' business report that meets both academic and TBI criteria (max. 1000 words per student)30 01, 02, 04, 05
Team: The Big Idea / Project Oral PresentationDigitally prepared presentation, ten minutes per team, plus question time, internal / external judging panel (equiv. 1000 words per student)20 01, 02, 04, 06
Team: The Big Idea Proposal / Business Model Canvas plus Oral PitchThree minute digitally based pitch supported by a written canvas; Team size: min: three, max five (equiv. 500 words per student)15 01, 02, 03, 06
Individual: Entrepreneurial theory based, LMS embedded quizzes (Week 4 and 10)Up to twenty questions per quiz, based on core entrepreneurial principles and social entrepreneurial practices (equiv. 1000 words per student)20 02