ENT4505 – Social Entrepreneurship

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Changes in the course due to coronavirus

Autumn 2020 the exams of most courses at the MN Faculty will be conducted as digital home exams or oral exams, using the normal grading scale. The semester page for your course will be updated with any changes in the form of examination.

See general guidelines for examination at the MN Faculty autumn 2020.

Course content

In this course the students will be introduced to the field of social entrepreneurship and the best practices of starting and growing successful social mission-driven ventures or organizations. The following questions will be discussed during the course:

  • What is social entrepreneurship?
  • How is social entrepreneurship different from traditional entrepreneurship?
  • Which skills are required to be a successful social entrepreneur?

Learning outcome

After completing this course you will be familiar with social entrepreneurship theory, the current status of this emerging field and its most important contributors. You will be able to define social entrepreneurship, and differentiate it from both business entrepreneurship and other social purpose activities. You will also be familiar with social entrepreneurship terminology and the main actors in the ecosystem of social entrepreneurship.

Admission to the course

The students will be prioritized as followed:

  1. Students enrolled in the Social entrepreneurship programme.
  2. Master students at the Department of Informatics with this and ENT4000I in their approved study plan.
  3. Others

Formal prerequisite knowledge

Completed bachelor´s degree or being in your sixth semester of a degree is required. There are no restrictions on field of study.

Overlapping courses


Teaching will take place during four full day seminars held in Oslo in the period from mid January until March. Attendance at these seminars is compulsory. The seminars will consist of lectures and class discussions.

You will need to attend at least 80 percent of the lectures to be allowed to take the exam in this course. If you are absent more than 20 percent you will need a medical declaration for the absence, otherwise you will not pass the course.


You will need to attend at least 80 percent of the lectures to be allowed to take the exam in this course, as described under Teaching. The assessment for the course is based on an individual written report handed in at the end of the course, and it counts for 100% of the final grade. The report is based on the compulsory course readings.

Examination support material

You should familiarize yourself with the rules that apply to the use of sources and citations. If you violate the rules, you may be suspected of cheating/attempted cheating.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Resit an examination

This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more:

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

See more about examinations at UiO

Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Nov. 29, 2020 8:20:38 AM

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