Our MSc Social and Community Enterprise Management studies the management and sustainability of social and community enterprises, so you examine the people and organisations engaged in taking risks on behalf of customers and stakeholders in a community environment.
Managers of social and community enterprises look for new ways in which to serve their stakeholders, weighing-up both social and financial returns on investments and long-term benefits for the community. You examine social and community-based entrepreneurship through practical exercises and case studies, and study how social networking and social capital combine innovatively with traditional sources of technological, financial and human capital.
Our Essex Business School has an international reputation for cutting-edge research in accounting, finance, management and entrepreneurship. This was confirmed when we were ranked second in the UK for accounting and finance research, with 95 percent of our research graded as of international quality. Our work is informed by a broad range of social science theories and concepts, much of it addressing the important issues currently being faced by commercial businesses, public sector bodies and not-for-profit organisations.
We are recognised for being at the forefront of research in: business ethics and corporate social responsibility; organisation studies; leadership and strategy; finance and banking; risk management; and international management. Many of our academic staff have world class research reputations and have written about, or worked, in, a wide range of organisations and this experience is incorporated into your learning experience within our School.
Postgraduate study qualification from the University of Essex.