Full Title:Community Entrepreneurship
Module Code:COMD H7002
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:no description provided
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Identify and critically examine entrepreneurship as a process and explore its role within the community.
  2. Demonstrate a good understanding/empathy of the entrepreneur, new venture formation within the community and the development of sustainable businesses
  3. Demonstrate Entrepreneurial Awareness
  4. Assess the role of creativity and innovation in the life cycle of a business
  5. Undertake research for a feasibility study for a new venture in the community sector
  6. Present and defend their idea

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Entrepreneurial Awareness
Understanding our capacity for entrepreneurship; the role of intrapreneurship
Creativity and Innovation
Idea Generation Techniques; Barriers to Creativity; The role of innovation in the business life cycle; experimentation; problem solving and Ideation
Entrepreneurship in Action
Development of Feasibility Study for a new venture in the community sector. How to Deliver an Effective Rocket Pitch.
Community Enterprise
Definitions; Characteristics; Issues facing the Sector
The Economy
Role of Social Innovation in the Irish Economy
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Group Project Project Proposal 2,3,4 10.00 0 0 Week 3 0
Group Project Feasibility Analysis Report 1,2,3,4,5 50.00 0 0 Week 11 0
Presentation Rocket Pitch Presentation, where students will frame their opportunity in a disciplined 5 minute timeframe and defend their idea 2,3,4,5,6 40.00 0 0 Week 10 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Facilitated Workshop 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Directed Reading No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Study No Description 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Cheltenham, UK, The New Social Entrepreneurship: what awaits new entrepreneurial ventures?, Edward Elgar, 2006
  • 2012, Social Enterprise in Ireland: a people‚Äôs economy?, Cork Oak Tree Press
  • Barringer, B. 2010, Entrerpreneurship: Successfully Launching New Ventures, Third Ed., Pearson
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Website: www.socialenterprise.org.uk
  • Website: www.enterprise-ireland.com
  • Website: www.actioncommunityenterprise.ie

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_HCYWO_7 Bachelor of Arts in Community Youth Work 5 Mandatory