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Undergraduate Course: Sport and Social Enterprise (SPRT10060)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education and Sport CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis optional course in the final honours year provides opportunities for small groups of students to devise a realistic proposal for a sport development charity or business capable of delivering sporting and social objectives. Set within critical scholarship on social enterprise and social innovation, the course builds upon courses undertaken throughout the sport management programme and utilises a "Project Based Learning" approach which encourages students to learn independently about real-world issues facing sport social entrepreneurs.
Course description This course will develop knowledge and application of the political, financial, policy, management, marketing, legal and evaluation issues facing social enterprises will be needed to underpin a convincing business proposal for a sustainable sport development charity or business.
Students will be provided with a theoretical and practical framework for developing their start-up and, while weekly workshops will have staff support, they will be student-led, with students encouraged to seek answers to questions about their project through their own efforts. Guest speakers from sport social enterprises and the wider social enterprise ecosystem will enhance students' understanding of issues faced in establishing these organisations, with their mentoring aiding the development of students start-up plans.
While students are only required to outline a proposal for a hypothetical sport development charity or business, those who wish to pursue their plans through entrepreneurial means will be encouraged to do so by establishing links with appropriate local stakeholders and the University's Business School and social enterprise award scheme. It should be noted that, if students decide to go down this route, it will have no impact on the assessment of their coursework.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Critically assess the role of sport social entrepreneurship in alleviating deep-rooted social problems facing disadvantaged communities
  2. Critically assess the significance of central and local government in the sustainability of sport social enterprises
  3. Critique and apply associated theories relating to sport management, such as business finance, leadership, human resources, marketing and performance management, in a social enterprise start-up proposal
  4. Demonstrate active and independent learning within a small group of peers
  5. Demonstrate how the management solution advocated by effective sport social enterprises rests on a deep understanding of the social problem they want to address
Reading List
Brandsen, T., Cattacin, S., Evers, A. and Zimmer, A. (2016) Social Innovations in the Urban Context. New York: Springer.
Doherty, B., Foster, G., Mason, C., Meehan, J., Meehan, K., Rotheroe, N. and Royce, M. (2009) Management for Social Enterprise. London: Sage Publications.
Petersson, T. & Schenker (eds) (2018) Sport and Social Entrepreneurship in Sweden. London: Springer.
Ratten, V. (2020) Social Entrepreneurship in Sport: How Sport can Deliver Social Well-being. London: Routledge.
Ridley-Duff, R. & Bull, M. (2019) Understanding Social Enterprise: Theory and Practice. London: Sage.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Research and enquiry: problem-solving, critical analysis, application of relevant theories.
Personal and Intellectual Autonomy: independent study.
Communication: oral communication including industry audience, written communication.
Group work and cooperation: effective continuation to and influencing of group work
KeywordsSport,social enterprise,business models,social innovation,Project Based Learning
Course organiserDr Gavin Reid
Tel: (0131 6)51 6654
Course secretaryMrs Alta Mene
Tel: (0131 6)51 6381
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