Singapore University of Social Sciences

DNA of Social Entrepreneurs

DNA of Social Entrepreneurs (SOE503)

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


SOE503 DNA of Social Entrepreneurs is designed for students to have an opportunity to learn tacit knowledge and personal lessons from successful social entrepreneurs through dialogues on various issues that one may encounter when trying to create sustainable change and initiatives for social value. These are lessons that are difficult to acquire from textbooks. Students learn through reading, preparation for the dialogue, reflection, personal discovery and developing their personal goals as a social entrepreneur.

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


  • Challenges of social entrepreneurship
  • Attributes of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Strategy
  • Innovation
  • Working with people
  • Decision making
  • Measuring, using and communicating results
  • 7 elements of social entrepreneurship for organisational excellence (Ang, 2022)
  • Reflection
  • Personal goal setting

Learning Outcome

  • Appraise the challenges of social entrepreneurship
  • Distinguish the elements of social entrepreneurship
  • Discuss their own motivation to be a social entrepreneur
  • Examine the qualities of effective social entrepreneurs for personal development
  • Compose reflection based on lessons shared by the speakers in their area of work
  • Create their personal goals as a social entrepreneur
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