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Entry requirements: The equivalent of English B and 60 credits in Business Administration

Selection: On the basis of previous university credits. Max. 165 credits may be taken into account.

This course is only open for exchange students.

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  • AS18 week 41-45, fulltime100%, day. Only for exchange students.
  • SS19 week 09-13, fulltime100%, day. Only for exchange students.

Social Economy and Social Enterprise

Course 7.5 credits

Social economy or ‘economie sociale’ refers to the sphere of non-public, economically active organisations that are primarily oriented towards social and ideal-driven objectives, rather than profit maximisation. Voluntary contributions (donations or labour) are an important component in the resource portfolio of these organisations. This course provides an introduction to the social economy of Sweden and other countries, and acquaints students with central theoretical approaches to research in this field. The main themes of the course are: 1) definitions in the field 2) legal/incorporation forms and institutional constraints 3) social entrepreneurship 4) partnership and local development 5) the social economy and the welfare state. Students are assessed on the basis of their seminar participation and their individual assignments. The course has a number of guest lecturers. Optional study visits may be organised.

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