17 July 2021
Entrepreneurship and Society: Ideas, Opportunities and Value Creation
Entrepreneurship plays an important role in society. Across the world micro, small and medium enterprises are providing the livelihoods for millions. Corporates with their large employee base are also responding to calls to be more socially responsible. Increasingly we are seeing the emergence of new ‘for-purpose’ business forms. They seek to create social and environmental value as well as the more traditional economic benefits. These enterprises are creative in addressing acute social needs. They may leverage social innovation to build business models and products. There are a myriad of social and environmental challenges within society. These challenges, especially those framed by sustainable development goals, offer opportunities. In particular for new business start-ups, as well as the emergence of more responsible corporate forms such as B-Corps. This module explores various types of for-purpose businesses such as social enterprises. For example, B-Corps, Fairtrade and Hybrids. You will also consider some of the key founders that have shaped these businesses and the emergence of new ideas as microfinance. The module also considers how traditional corporates can be more socially responsible.
The University of Leeds Enterprise Centre is the focal point for enterprise education and research on the campus and part of Enterprise at Leeds, which in 2014 was awarded the prestigious gold standard Small Business Charter Award for its role in helping kick-start British enterprise.
Please note, the Leeds International Summer School runs for four weeks (3 - 31 July 2021). You can choose to study with us for two weeks or for the full four-week programme. Each module lasts two weeks so you study one module if you choose to attend for two weeks and two modules if you choose to attend for four weeks.
Through this module, students will develop an understanding of enterprise and the skills, attributes and abilities of enterprising people, as well as themselves. They should also have an understanding of the drivers of social entrepreneurs and how enterprise can be used as a vehicle to bring about social change.
The module is worth 10 Leeds credits = 5 ECTS. You can transfer the credits earned back to your home degree subject to approval.
GBP 1820: Includes tuition, accommodation, breakfast and lunch, Monday - Friday, academic field trip, weekend cultural excursions, social programme and premium gym membership.
Scholarships worth £500 are available for students with good academic standing to help pay your fees. You can apply as part of your application to LISS.