Scotland’s first MSC in social enterprise announced
Social Enterprise Academy
Social enterprise continued its push into the mainstream today as Glasgow Caledonian University and the Social Enterprise Academy announced Scotland’s first MSc in Social Enterprise.
Starting in March 2011, the MSc is the only postgraduate degree in Scotland designed specifically for the social enterprise sector – a reflection of its growing size and importance. And follows on from the already established postgraduate certificate in Social Enterprise.
In partnership, Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) and the Social Enterprise Academy (SEA) aim to help third sector organisations learn techniques to develop not just as entrepreneurs but social entrepreneurs.
The masters will combine the academic rigour of experts from GCU’s Caledonian Business School with practical knowledge from the Academy’s lead tutors and speakers from the Social Enterprise world.
Students will study the role social enterprise can play in creating a sustainable economy in the 21st century by looking at ways thebusiness model can provide social, economic, environmental and cultural change.
Neil McLean, Chief Executive of the Social Enterprise Academy said: “This has been a very rewarding working partnership with our colleagues at Glasgow Caledonian University. They have consistently demonstrated their commitment to Social Enterprise on a number of fronts especially their work on micro-credit and their creation of the first professorship in Social Enterprise. We look forward to delivering something excellent together!”
For more information on the MSc programme, please contact Dr. John Connell on 0141 331 8278 or J.Connell@gcu.ac.uk. To learn more about the Social Enterprise Academy visit www.theacademy-ssea.org