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About this course
This course helps you analyse and develop co-operative and social enterprises using established knowledge on business democracy and co-operative management.
It enables you to
enhance your specialist support and advice skills
contribute to the development of regional, national and international co-operative and social enterprise support bodies
seek employment in relevant policy development roles
enhance your profile and competence as an independent consultant
improve your competence as an active co-operative member and social entrepreneur
The course is suitable if you are
responsible for governance or management of an employee owned business, co-operative enterprise or voluntary sector organisation
working in a public sector or trade union role which has been transformed by the introduction of public-private partnerships, public sector mutuals and the creation of social enterprises
acting as a consultant or support specialist, providing advice private, public and third sector organisations that trade for a social purpose
wishing to develop a career in co-operative and social enterprise education and research
We developed this course with insights from founders and practitioners in the UK's leading co-operative, employee ownership and social enterprise development agencies.
Our teaching staff are professionally and academically qualified with substantial commercial, industrial and professional experience. They are regular contributors to academic journals and conferences, and recently co-authored a new student text to develop the field.
You benefit from our lecturers links with the Social Enterprise Europe, Co-operatives Yorkshire and Humber, Social Enterprise Yorkshire and Humber, Co-operatives UK, Social Enterprise UK, Co-operative College, Social Firms UK, Employee Ownership Association, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, UK Society for Co-operative Studies, UnLtd and other regional, national and international support networks.
If you are based in a charitable organisation we offer the MSc Charity Resource Management course. This allows you to study co-operative and social enterprise development within the framework of charity regulation.
Part-time typically two and a half years
There are four modules a year, usually lasting four days each
Complete the application form available at www.shu.ac.uk/study/form
2013/14 academic year
Typically £3,060 a year for years one, two and three
2014/15 academic year
Typically £2,670 a stage for the PgCert, PgDip and MSc stages.
The course fee may be subject to annual inflationary increase. For further information on fees and funding see www.shu.ac.uk/funding
Each module is assessed by written assignment. For the masters you complete a dissertation.
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