Social Entrepreneurship Consultancy Project

Students learn to conduct a scientific research project that helps a social enterprise solve a managerial problem

Stefan Breet
Stefan Breet
Social Entrepreneurship Consultancy Project
Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

In this course, students of the part-time master (MSc) in Business Administration at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University work together in teams to help four different social enterprises with a management problem: a care farm, a social workshop, a seal rescue and rehabilitation center, and a large social services provider. The course has two learning goals: solving a pressing management problem and learning how to design, manage and execute a scientific research process. As their coach, I was responsible for making sure that the students were able to meet those goals. I gave several lectures about research methods and provided the teams with feedback on the intermediary assignments. At the end of the course, I assessed and graded the final assignment. This assignment consisted of two parts: an advisory report written for the social enterprise, and a reflection on personal development and team dynamics.

Course Information

Organizer: Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
Programme: Part-time Master (MSc) in Business Administration
Academic Year: 2016-2017
Number of Students: 19

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