MGM510 Social Entrepreneurship (2)

Social enterprises are hybrid organizations established for a social purpose, using a for-profit business model to generate the financial resources needed to support their social missions (Miles et al., 2014: 549). Examples of social enterprises include a church bookstore where the proceeds are used to fund community engagement or Zambreros Plate- 4-Plate meal donation program. This subject introduces social entrepreneurship and social enterprise, along with the associated tools and processes for developing, implementing and funding solutions to real community problems. It takes a very practical and applied approach, focusing in particular on how leaders can analyse and shape the communitys entrepreneurial ecosystem to better support the needs of social enterprises developing solutions for community problems. This subject is designed to develop the students capacity to develop, lead, and support social entrepreneurs and enterprises.


Micro Session 2 (32)
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: MGM510. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Management and Marketing

Enrolment Restrictions

Postgraduate students only.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to critically analyse, evaluate and transform information about the fundamental tools of entrepreneurship;
  • be able to analyse, generate and transmit solutions to community resilience and leadership development issues through mapping the elements and relationships of a community's entrepreneurial ecosystem using a community capital framework; and
  • be able to transmit knowledge, skills, and ideas to community stakeholders on how to leverage the community's entrepreneurial ecosystem to support those generating solutions to community problems.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Fundamental tools of social entrepreneurship, including: opportunity recognition, assessment and exploitation to solve social problems, effectuation and effectual leadership, risk leveraging, innovation, proactive behavior, and value creation for the community and its stakeholders.
  • The community entrepreneurial ecosystem, including: the elements of a community’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, the community capital framework, and leveraging the ecosystem to develop, lead and support social entrepreneurs and social enterprises that solve community problems.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.