SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP: THE BIG IDEA

MGT2SEB

2016

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

Collaborate with other students 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. Students will develop a business plan and presentation "pitch", the best of which will represent La Trobe in the Big Idea competition alongside other Universities in Australia. The diverse subject content is delivered via a combination of lectures, webinars and tutorials. Students will also have the opportunity to engage with business leaders and social entrepreneurs outside of the University, throughout the judging process and other events in the curriculum. This subject is available to undergraduate students at all campuses, and across all Faculties (providing the subject prerequisites have been met).

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAntony Jacobson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Appreciate the need to be a multi-faceted entrepreneur and to understand the meaning and principles of social entrepreneurship. An understanding how entrepreneurship can benefit not only ones self but the community and world at large. Value your inclusion in the Big Idea project and how your involvement in the project expands your understanding of Social Entrepreneurship.

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:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

02. Enhance 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:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

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 (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

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 (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

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 (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

06. Engage effective time-management principles and practices to achieve desired individual and team written or oral outcomes

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:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2016, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAntony Jacobson

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"(incorporating video-conferences, guest seminars, team meetings, etc)"

Scheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Teamwork Skills Reflection Task (Individual, 300 words)5 01, 02, 03, 04
Social Enterprise Business Plan + The Big Idea Competition Coversheet (Team, 4,500 words)Three students per group30 01, 02, 04, 05, 06
Oral Presentation, Video Pitch (Team, 10 min, 1000 words)Three students per group15 01, 02, 04, 05, 06
Social Enterprise Project Proposal & Business Model Canvas (Team, 800 words)Three students per group15 01, 02, 05, 06
Team Agreement & Action Plan (Team, 600 words)Three students per group5 02, 05, 06
Online Quizzes (Individual) (equivalent to 1000 words)Quiz to be completed on subject LMS25 01
Final Reflection Task (individual, 300 words)5 01, 03

Bendigo, 2016, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAntony Jacobson

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"(incorporating video-conferences, guest seminars, team meetings, etc)"

Scheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Teamwork Skills Reflection Task (Individual, 300 words)5 01, 02, 03, 04
Social Enterprise Business Plan + The Big Idea Competition Coversheet (Team, 4,500 words)Three students per group30 01, 02, 04, 05, 06
Oral Presentation, Video Pitch (Team, 10 min, 1000 words)Three students per group15 01, 02, 04, 05, 06
Social Enterprise Project Proposal & Business Model Canvas (Team, 800 words)Three students per group15 01, 02, 05, 06
Team Agreement & Action Plan (Team, 600 words)Three students per group5 02, 05, 06
Online Quizzes (Individual) (equivalent to 1000 words)Quiz to be completed on subject LMS25 01
Final Reflection Task (individual, 300 words)5 01, 03

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAntony Jacobson

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"(incorporating video-conferences, guest seminars, team meetings, etc)"

Scheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Teamwork Skills Reflection Task (Individual, 300 words)5 01, 02, 03, 04
Social Enterprise Business Plan + The Big Idea Competition Coversheet (Team, 4,500 words)Three students per group30 01, 02, 04, 05, 06
Oral Presentation, Video Pitch (Team, 10 min, 1000 words)Three students per group15 01, 02, 04, 05, 06
Social Enterprise Project Proposal & Business Model Canvas (Team, 800 words)Three students per group15 01, 02, 05, 06
Team Agreement & Action Plan (Team, 600 words)Three students per group5 02, 05, 06
Online Quizzes (Individual) (equivalent to 1000 words)Quiz to be completed on subject LMS25 01
Final Reflection Task (individual, 300 words)5 01, 03

Mildura, 2016, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAntony Jacobson

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"(incorporating video-conferences, guest seminars, team meetings, etc)"

Scheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Teamwork Skills Reflection Task (Individual, 300 words)5 01, 02, 03, 04
Social Enterprise Business Plan + The Big Idea Competition Coversheet (Team, 4,500 words)Three students per group30 01, 02, 04, 05, 06
Oral Presentation, Video Pitch (Team, 10 min, 1000 words)Three students per group15 01, 02, 04, 05, 06
Social Enterprise Project Proposal & Business Model Canvas (Team, 800 words)Three students per group15 01, 02, 05, 06
Team Agreement & Action Plan (Team, 600 words)Three students per group5 02, 05, 06
Online Quizzes (Individual) (equivalent to 1000 words)Quiz to be completed on subject LMS25 01
Final Reflection Task (individual, 300 words)5 01, 03

Shepparton, 2016, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAntony Jacobson

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"(incorporating video-conferences, guest seminars, team meetings, etc)"

Scheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Teamwork Skills Reflection Task (Individual, 300 words)5 01, 02, 03, 04
Social Enterprise Business Plan + The Big Idea Competition Coversheet (Team, 4,500 words)Three students per group30 01, 02, 04, 05, 06
Oral Presentation, Video Pitch (Team, 10 min, 1000 words)Three students per group15 01, 02, 04, 05, 06
Social Enterprise Project Proposal & Business Model Canvas (Team, 800 words)Three students per group15 01, 02, 05, 06
Team Agreement & Action Plan (Team, 600 words)Three students per group5 02, 05, 06
Online Quizzes (Individual) (equivalent to 1000 words)Quiz to be completed on subject LMS25 01
Final Reflection Task (individual, 300 words)5 01, 03