ENT4510 – Social Entrepreneurship in Practice

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

This course gives you an extensive practical experience with social entrepreneurship, supported by theory to help you understand the given context you are working in and conceptual frames and tools by which to make sense of social entrepreneurial activity in general. The course takes place in Cape Town, South Africa.

Learning outcome

After you have completed ENT4510, you will:

  • know the historical and socio-economic background for and importance of social entrepreneurship in the local, national and global context
  • know how to analyze an organization or business environment
  • be able to apply innovative thinking in order to improve an organisation’s or business’ performance and role in society
  • be aware of your own professional and personal managerial strengths and weaknesses
  • be familiar with communicating professionally in English including presenting findings in a compelling way
  • have a deeper understanding of working in an international environment

Admission to the course

This course is only available for students enrolled in the Social entrepreneurship programme.

Formal prerequisite knowledge

*ENT4505 – Social Entrepreneurship
*ENT4000I – From idea to business - Intensive


During a 10 week stay abroad you will spend 4 days a week in a social mission-driven venture. In addition, you will attend a 3-4 hour lecture once a week and have at least biweekly sessions with follow up.

There are two components of mandatory assignments:

  • 80% attendance requirement
  • Individual written assignments

Rules for mandatory assignments.


You will be assessed based on the three following parts:

  • Final written assignment, individual or in pairs (count 35 %)
  • Final presentation, individual or in pairs (count 35 %)
  • Final written individual reflection report (count 30%)

The exam takes place in local destination.

Mandatory assignments must be approved prior to the exam. The mandatory assignments and the final examinations must be passed in the same semester to pass the course.

The assessment is done for the group as a whole. Group members who do not fulfill their obligations can be assessed individually from the group.

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

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Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Nov. 27, 2020 2:22:40 AM

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