BA (Hons) in Business in Social Enterprise, Leadership and Management - Module Description





Topics Covered

  • Strategic HRM
  • Job Analysis & Design
  • Selection & Retention
  • Employee Development
  • Understanding Leadership
  • The Interaction Model - Leaders, Followers & Teams
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Organisational Culture Change & Management
  • Work Groups & Teams
  • Motivation, Personality & Values

The aims of this module are:

 To develop the students’ understanding of the necessity for effective leadership supporting continuous change and performance improvement and the extent to which change yields real improvement in an organisation’s performance towards achieving strategic objectives.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to 

 1. Explain the fundamental nature of strategic human resource management
2. Explain and critique strategic change management from differing organisational perspectives and the role that HRM plays in shaping      the culture of the organisation
3. Analyse and discuss managing versus leading – theory versus practice – how do the theories (models) of leadership really work in an        organizational context
4. Explain and critique the role of Group versus Team and team development
5. Explain the role of action learning and continuous improvement in the context of the Learning Organization and global                   competitiveness
6. Explain and critique the importance of organisational culture and management
7. Discuss the importance of leading and visioning – how does a leader influence the organisation’s strategy and vision  

Topics Covered

  • Role of Social Enterprise
  • Opportunity Recognition
  • Funding
  • The Business Plan
  • Corporate Governance
  • Ethics in Social Enterprise
  • Codes of Practise

The aims of this module are:

This module introduces the foundations of Social Entrepreneurship that are important to understanding the decisions that social entrepreneurs make, the environment in which they make those decisions and the tasks they must undertake before launching a new venture. The module will have an applied focus on ethical behavior, corporate governance and corporate social responsibility.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to:

1. Examine the role and importance of social entrepreneurship in society
2. Critique the steps and the key issues involved in identifying and evaluating a social enterprise idea.
3. Analyse the problems faced by social entrepreneurs in getting social enterprises off the ground
4. Construct a detailed business plan for a social enterprise
5. Critically assess the approaches and importance of finance for social enterprise
6. Critically analyse the importance of corporate governance in the social enterprise environment
7. Analyse the strategic importance of ethics to the social enterprise
8. Critically evaluate the reasons for corporate failure in enterprise
9. Analyse the common ethical problems faced by social enterprises and how these can be resolved ethically
10. Analyse the role of regulatory forces in corporate governance

 

Topics Covered

  • Co-operative Characteristics and Principles
  • Competitive Advantages of Co-operatives
  • Change Management Strategies
  • Training Needs of Social Enterprises
  • Comparative Case Studies

The aims of this module are:

Examine the different types of organisation that exist in the not for profit sector and to investigate the distinguishing features of these organisations. In addition the module will explore the factors that have led to the emergence of social enterprises and other not for profit organisations and how they contribute to communities. 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to@ 

1. Analyse and critique the role and importance co-operative characteristics and principles
2. Critically analyse the organisational culture of non-profit organisations.
3. Explain, compare and contrast various change models
4. Analyse the key differences between non-profit organisations and for-profit organisations.
5. Discuss the common driving forces and special characteristics of non-for profit organisations.
6. Evaluate and analyse the different legal structures available to social enterprises.
7. Critique the key issues involved in setting up a structure for a social enterprise.
8. Evaluate co-operative activity in the third sector by co-operative type.

 

Topics Covered

  • Digital Marketing Strategy
  • Online & Email Marketing
  • Online Branding
  • Mobile Web
  • Writing for Digital Marketing

The aims of this module are:

Develop the students’ understanding of the necessity for effective digital marketing and operations to support effective customer/client engagement to effectively grow and leverage the organisation’s brand communications which support sustainability and align the business and digital marketing objectives.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to:

1. Explain and critique the importance of marketing strategy and write a good digital marketing plan
2. Explain the importance of an organisation’s customer focus and the importance of marketing research and information
3. Analyse and discuss services and their special characteristics, and consider what knowledge and skill we need to market them sucessfully            
 
4. Analyse and discuss how to leverage your company’s presence on Social Media platforms to generate more connections, build          relationships with customers

 

Topics Covered

  • History of Youth Work in Ireland
  • Policy and Regulation
  • Civil Society & Active Citizenship
  • Youth Work & The State
  • Models of Youth Work
  • Empowerment Skills
  • Case Studies

The aims of this module are:

To develop professional and transferable skills of learners through an examination of the approaches and principles of youth and community work in Ireland and internationally.

Examine community and youth focused participation and explores theoretical and practical approaches to working within  communities and with young people in a community setting.

Provide students with the knowledge, skills and values to manage community and youth based Youth Projects.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to 

1. Critically discuss the emergence of community development in Ireland.
2. Develop an understanding of contemporary youth theory, policy, practices and issues.
3. Critique a case study in Community and Youth Work.
4. Critically assess contemporary debates in civil society and their implications for young people and communities.
5. Identify the structure of funding and funding streams serving community and youth work in Ireland and internationally.
6. Assess various intervention strategies and models for engaging with communities and young people.
7. Apply the law on child protection to practical scenarios that they may encounter in their professional lives 

Topics Covered

  • Business Planning
  • Management Theory
  • Business and it's environment
  • Developing Opportunities
  • Marketing
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Business Ethics

The aims of this module are:

 Facilitate the development of the students’ academic and research skills to enable them to complete a research project of 8,000 words. The project must focus on analysis, critical thinking, judgment, application of theoretical concepts and investigation, in accordance with accepted criteria and ethical standards. Students may wish to adopt action research approach to further explore in depth topics covered in the other programme modules.

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate the ability to undertake sufficient exploratory research to determine and gain approval for an appropriate research   area/project statement in the area of social enterprise, business, community development, youth work or closely related fields.
2. Utilise the knowledge and skills required to undertake a major project based upon independent academic research.
3. Evaluate the published research in their chosen area
4. Display the skills required to design, assess and defend an appropriate research approach.
5. Demonstrate the ability to gather information in a rigorous, scientific and ethical manner.
6. Engage with the research question and to assimilate and integrate material in a coherent and systematic manner, demonstrating sound intellectual capabilities.
7. Undertake self-directed learning, independent thought and initiative. 
8. Demonstrate the development and utilisation of critical thinking and analytical skills.
9. Display the competence required to produce a conclusive, literate document, strongly supported by evidence and a convincing   analysis of findings that contributes to the body of knowledge in the general area focused upon.

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