Social Entrepreneurship

Want to learn how entrepreneurship can be used to uplift and empower disadvantaged communities? Operate as a consultant to an individual or small group of entrepreneurs who use their organizations to escape the social ills of poverty? Then Social Entrepreneurship is the right minor for you!


Study start

  • February
  • April
  • September
  • November


  • South Africa


  • English

European credits

  • 15 EC's

Minor type

  • For all bachelor programmes

Subject area

  • Business and Management

Minor content

In the Social Entrepreneurship minor you’ll learn multicultural, political and legal aspects of international business, develop your management skills and put your business management theories into practice. You will do this against a backdrop of many socio-economic challenges of a typical South African township.

Structure of the minor

Studying the history of South Africa and of Port Alfred specifically in order to understand why society is shaped the way it is today Exploring the socio-economic challenges of a South African township and working in a multicultural community Applying Business Management theory into practice in a way that is practical and effective and delivering basic professional training and consultation programs.


You are assessed on individual participation in the different educational activities. Prepare individual and group assignments from lectures and workshops of themes related to the local community. Mandatory attendance of 80% is required for each module component.

Target Group

Students from different backgrounds (study, country, expertise) cooperate with companies and other stakeholders. Professional attitude and eagerness to learn are assets.  

This minor is offered by Entrepreneurship & Retail Management.


Do you have questions about this minor? Ask them via the online form.