The main aims of this programme are:
• to equip you for management careers and/or voluntary service at a senior level in a wide range of co-operative and social enterprises
• to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to participate meaningfully and effectively at a leadership level in the decision-making, management and entrepreneurial processes of co-operative and social enterprises
• to develop your capacity to respond creatively to the needs and problems of the wider community and society, if you are either a voluntary or a salaried practitioner in a co-operative and social enterprise
• to provide you with access to postgraduate and personal development opportunities whilst allowing you to combine family responsibilities and employment.
Learning outcomes: On successful completion, it is expected that you will be able to:
• Communicate and work effectively to a high professional standard
• Demonstrate advanced analytical and problem-solving skills associated with effective practice
• Engage in advanced application of frameworks and techniques in organizational settings
• Appraise self-practice
• Propose and conduct empirical research for organizational and academic audiences
The MSc in Co-operative and Social Enterprise is delivered by distance learning and comprises eight taught modules (taught in Part I) and a dissertation (undertaken in Part II). In total, students take 90 credits. Part 1 consists of 60 credits. Part II consists of 30 credits.
Why choose this course?
If you are interested in pursuing or developing a professional or voluntary career in the co-operative or social enterprise field, the MSc in Co-operative and Social Enterprise is designed with you in mind. This course will suit a variety of people from different walks of life. It is flexible because it is delivered by distance learning and can be taken over one or two years. It is graded by continuous assessment and there are no written end-of-year examinations.