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2013/2014  BA-BLC_SEP2  Social Entrepreneurship Project (SEiC-EP)

English Title
Social Entrepreneurship Project (SEiC-EP)

Course information

Language English
Exam ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Course period Autumn
Changes in scedule may occur.
Thursday 11.40-14.15, week 36-41,43-48
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Min. participants 20
Max. participants 50
Study board
Study Board for BSc og MSc in Business, Language and Culture, BSc
Course coordinator
  • Gurli Jakobsen - Department of Intercultural Communication and Management (ICM)
Main academic disciplines
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Language and Intercultural Studies
Last updated on 22-03-2013
Learning objectives
This course aims at training the participants in getting hand-on experience in the process of creating a social entrepreneurial project in a team setting and relating to an intercultural context
At the end of the course students should be able to:
  • .•Demonstrate a practical knowledge of the theories on social entrepreneurship and innovation, as can be acquired from the compementary elective SEIC-T , a.o. in decision making, business planning, project execution, and analysis.
  • •Develop a social entrepreneurial project in a team setting, accomplish and stimulate intensive teamwork.
  • •Translate entrepreneurial ideas into a realistic project plan
  • •Execute the project plan in order to offer a basic product or service for real customers or users.
  • Communicate effectively across cultures; differentiate between the goals of social entrepreneurship in Denmark and e.g. South Africa.
  • Reflect upon encountered social issues from an ethical, practical and interdisciplinary perspective.
Course prerequisites
You are expected to already have or gain a basic knowledge on the theme and concepts relating to social entrepreneurship and innovation, as taught in the "Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation Theory (SIEC-T) elective at CBS.
The 2 electives are planned so that both can be taken during the same semester. The elective (SEIC-P) constitutes the practical experience of creating a social entrepreneurial project and will progress parallel to the theoretical insights gained in the (SIEC-T) elective.
Prerequisites for registering for the exam
Requirements about active class participation (assessed approved/not approved)
During the progress of the projects the project teams will be required to present their progress in their projects and give feedback in s on each other's projects. Active participation in these sessions is a prerequisite for the registration.
Social Entrepreneurship Project (SEC-EP):
Examination form Oral exam based on written product

In order to participate in the oral exam, the written product must be handed in before the oral exam; by the set deadline. The grade is based on an overall assessment of the written product and the individual oral performance.
Individual or group exam Group exam, max. 5 students in the group
The team project report is based on the project created in groups of up to 5 students analyzing the project creation process, outcome analysis, theoretical analysis of project type, impact scalability etc based on theoretical literature, as provided in the SEIC-T elective.
At the oral exam each student prepares a presentation reflecting on the experience
Size of written product Max. 30 pages
Depending on the size of the project group the report is max. 10 pages for 1 student and 30 pages for a group of 5 studtents. (One page = 2275 taps)
Assignment type Project
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
15 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam period December/January and December/January
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content and structure
The “Social Entrepreneurship Project” elective introduces the practical aspect of social entrepreneurship by letting you design and execute real entrepreneurial projects rela ting to the needs of real social enterprises or social organisations. 
At the start of the course, you are presented with a number of current social entrepreneurial, CSR or social innovation issues, from which the basis of your project idea emerges.  These will be  provided partially from the parallel taught theoretical course in social innovation and entrepreneurship. During the course, you receive insights into innovative start-up and (social) marketing theories, skills training, professional coaching and access to the Fellows Network of the Socionext Foundation to ensure that your projects materialize and create measurable returns and social impact.

The course has a strong focus on intercultural communication. Participants learn about the impact and importance of social entrepreneurship initiatives at home and abroad among others by connecting to entrepreneurs and students from Socionext’s partner organizations in South Africa (Studietrust and TSiBA).

This elective offers the opportunity to actively implement the social entrepreneurship principles learned in the tandem elective (SEIC-T) “Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation Theory” (or otherwise acquired). Together these two electives provide the participant with the introductory theoretical knowledge and basic practical skills needed for an aspiring social entrepreneur, CSR manager or socially responsible entrepreneur or enterprise owner.
Teaching methods
Students partake in interactive project development lectures provided by an experienced course mentor, project development group work outside class and advisory meetings with volunteer coach.
Expected literature
 Ries, Eric, 2011. The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses. Crown Publishing, 2011 (selected chapters).
Christensen, C. M., S. D. Anthony, G. Berstell, and D. Nitterhouse. "Finding the Right Job for Your Product" MIT Sloan Management Review, Spring 2007 2—11
Blank, S., Dorf, B.: “Customer Development Manifesto” http://steveblank.com/category/customer-development-manifesto/
Last updated on 22-03-2013