Social Enterprise

Social Enterprise

Graduate degree
12 months
Application deadlines: April 30
Full-time
Intakes: September
International tuition: £15,250
Domestic tuition: £6,000

Program overview

This Masters in Social Enterprise helps to meet the ongoing challenges of commercial viability, innovation and sustainability. It’s a new and exciting course aimed at professionals working within social enterprises, advisors, officials, development officers and sector representatives. The course is also a good choice for anyone wishing to develop a career or an interest in social enterprise. With a focus on the things that matter to social enterprises, you’ll learn how to deliver excellent service and high social value, build and maintain stakeholder support, secure funding, and measure and communicate success. These are set in the wider context in which social enterprises operate, including political, market and community contexts. With flexibility built into the course, you can opt to gain expertise in specific sectors or functional areas of business depending upon your own personal requirements or the needs of your organisation. The MSc course offers opportunities to gain specialised expertise in key sectors such as health, social care, housing, education, sport, culture and the environment, or in key functional areas such as finance, HRM, marketing, public relations or operational management. The in-built flexibility of the course means that these aspects can be tailored to the needs of each individual student. Prior learning and experience will be fully assessed and accredited. The course culminates with a supported project to conduct research and development within the social enterprise sector in Scotland and beyond.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus

Requirements

A minimum of a second class Honours degree (2:1 preferred) or minimum grade of 7/10 in a Specialist Diploma or equivalent. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 with 5.5 minimum in each sub-skill; Pearson Test of English (Academic) 60 overall with a minimum of 51 in each sub-skill; IBT TOEFL 80 overall with a minimum of 17 in listening, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing;

Career opportunities

Social entrepreneurs often need to be able to compete for contracts and commissions with other agencies. A goal of this course is to give you the skills needed to allow your individual social enterprises to compete effectively and match the credentials of their private sector competitors. The content of these courses is aimed at improving the functionality of social enterprises to deliver excellent services and high social value, build and maintain stakeholder support, secure investment, and measure and communicate their success. As a graduate of this MSc and a social entrepreneur you’ll understand more clearly how added value can be driven by integrating these tasks more effectively. This is particularly important where you may have to fulfil more than one strategic role in your organisation.

Campus location

Stirling , United Kingdom

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