ENT4510 – Social Entrepreneurship in Practice

Teaching and exams spring 2022

In light of the most recent infection control regulations, we will at the start of the spring semester 2022 increase our online teaching, while we at the same time try to maintain in-person teaching where this is possible. We hope to go back to more in-person teaching later on in the semester. You will be informed about any changes in teaching or examinations on the semester page, in Canvas or through your regular channels.

Read more about postponed exams for the autumn semester 2021.

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


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

See more about examinations at UiO

Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Jan. 19, 2022 12:23:28 AM

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