ATS3170 - Social entrepreurship - 2019

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Sarah McDonald


Miss Bodean Hedwards

Not offered in 2019


This unit is available to students enrolled in second or third year of their Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Global Studies single and double degrees who have successfully completed ATS2992 (Global Immersion Guarantee -India)


ATS2170Not offered in 2019



In this unit, students will learn about the role of social entrepreneurship in local economies and the key concepts, theories and tools that underpin the development and implementation of a social enterprise. Students will take part in an in-country experience where they will apply these theories and tools and concepts in a real-world context. They will be placed in an existing project with a local partner organisation, directly contributing to the design and development of a project, and practicing skills in cross cultural competence, leadership and innovation.


Upon completing this unit, students will be able to:

  1. explain the key concepts and theories that underpin social enterprise;
  2. apply theoretical knowledge to local context and program/project characteristics;
  3. critically reflect upon in-country experience in relation to theoretical knowledge;
  4. identify and develop skills for cross cultural competence, leadership and innovation;
  5. recognise and describe their own personal ethical framework in relation to social enterprises.


Within semester assessment 100%

Workload requirements

This unit requires an equivalent of 288 contact hours including assessment tasks and in-country program activities. This is a guided study tour, however students will be required to attend a compulsory on-campus session prior to departure.

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