Singapore University of Social Sciences

Essentials of Social Entrepreneurship and Application in Singapore's Context

Essentials of Social Entrepreneurship and Application in Singapore's Context (SOE501)

Applications Open: 01 May 2024

Applications Close: 15 June 2024

Next Available Intake: July 2024

Course Types: Modular Graduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $2200 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Business Administration, Social Services

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: SkillsFuture

School/Department: S R Nathan School of Human Development


SOE501 Essentials of Social Entrepreneurship and Application in Singapore’s Context aims to immerse students in a discourse about the concept of social entrepreneurship and its relevance in current and future context of Singapore. Students will also be introduced to seven elements of social entrepreneurship to achieve organisational excellence, a model proposed by Ang (2022). An important part of this module is to introduce students to the key social issues and social policies in Singapore. The knowledge from this course will provide a good foundation for students to build on as they proceed with the rest of the social entrepreneurship programme.

Level: 5
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July


  • Social and environmental issues in Singapore
  • Service landscape: social service sector
  • Environmental protection and sustainability sector
  • Current initiatives and programmes
  • Social policies in response to key social issues
  • Policies in response to environmental and sustainability issues
  • Challenges of current approach
  • Theoretical concepts of social entrepreneurship
  • Seven elements of social entrepreneurship for organizational excellence (Ang, 2022)
  • Application of social entrepreneurship
  • Examples of social entrepreneurship
  • Process of social entrepreneurship

Learning Outcome

  • Discuss key social and environmental issues in Singapore.
  • Examine existing services and initiatives in response to social and environmental issues.
  • Appraise social policies in Singapore in response to key social and environmental issues.
  • Deconstruct the concept of social entrepreneurship and its value.
  • Distinguish social entrepreneurship as an approach to addressing social and environmental issues.
  • Experiment the application of social entrepreneurship in the context of Singapore.
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