Leeds, United Kingdom

Entrepreneurship and Society: Ideas, Opportunities and Value Creation

online course
when 5 July 2021 - 16 July 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee GBP 900

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 Certified B Corporations (B-Corps). This module explores various types of for-purpose businesses such as social enterprises. For example, B-Corps, Fairtrade and Hybrids. You'll 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.

Please note, the Leeds International Summer School runs for four weeks (5 - 30 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.

Course leader

Diane Holt

Target group

Undergraduate/Bachelor students

Course aim

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.

Credits info

5 EC
The module is worth 10 Leeds credits = 5 ECTS. You can transfer the credits earned back to your home degree subject to approval.

Fee info

GBP 900: The fee includes high quality tuition delivered by University of Leeds staff, dedicated time with your tutor each week, all learning materials and software needed for the programme, access to digital University library resources, support to help you get the most out of studying online, academic skills support services, a full social and cultural programme as well as wellbeing and support services.

Scholarships

Scholarships worth £300 for the full four week programme or £150 for a two week block. Scholarships are available for students with good academic standing to help pay your fees. You can apply as part of your application to LISS.