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MBA (Online): Social Entrepreneurship – MBA, PGDip

This programme aims to provide an advanced study of organisations, their sustainable management, and the changing external context in which they operate.

The MBA is the premier qualification for people who are either in a management role, seeking a management role or who want to help shape the future of their organisation. 

On the UWTSD MBA, it is your mind that does the travelling. There is no required attendance: delivery is fully online. 

We hope our graduates will be a part of shaping business thinking in the world.

  • MBA Social Entrepreneurship
  • Postgraduate Diploma Social Entrepreneurship

You can apply directly to the University using the Apply Now button at the top of the page. 

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Contact Email: a.khan@uwtsd.ac.uk
Contact Name: Dr Adila Khan

Tuition Fees 2023/24:
Home: £7,800
Overseas: £10,000

Why choose this course?

  1. Be part of rethinking business for a changing world by joining an award-winning business school*
  2. Study an MBA (Social Entrepreneurship) to make you future-ready for social entrepreneurial leadership.
  3. Engage in collaborative learning with students from around the world.
  4. Combine your work with study with this fully online course.
  5. Benefit from excellent academic and pastoral support**

*UWTSD Carmarthen Business School: Rethinking Business for a Changing World Winner of ‘Tomorrow’s Employees’ at the Green Gown Awards 2018

**UWTSD ranked 1st in the UK for student satisfaction in teaching quality in Business Studies – The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

What you will learn

Course Overview

The MBA Social Entrepreneurship programme has been designed as a response to the need for new forms of organisations which align with the changing business landscape where the focus is on social and environmental purpose. The programme engages students in critical thinking about the social challenges faced by communities,  consequences of actions, and how business can be adapted to contribute to social, community and regional futures.

Rather than embedding social entrepreneurship within an otherwise conventional business programme, the approach has been to immerse students in a community focused, social, and ethical approach to business within each module from the outset.

The University of Wales. Trinity Saint David has significant experience in supporting MBA learners at a distance. As an online learner on the MBA you will benefit from a programme of study that is designed to be relevant to your current work and ambitions. The programme will connect you with key arguments and issues facing organisations and with your online tutors you will engage with other MBA students across the world to address key challenges. You will be learning with other people in different locations and in different contexts, giving you an opportunity to experience a range of different approaches, practices and perspectives on sustainability in Business.

The programme is delivered through our online Virtual Learning Environment, where you will get access to all your key learning activities, resources and your learning group using the latest interactive communications tools and applications. Our University support services are on hand to guide you through your studies.

Module Topics

The MBA programme consists of four, 30-credit taught modules followed by a dissertation in part two. Your dissertation supervisor will be available to help guide you through the independent research phase. Students who complete two or four 30-credit modules can graduate with an award of PG Certificate or PG Diploma respectively.

Part I:

PGCert, PGDip & MA

  • Management Practice: A Critical Perspective (30 credits; compulsory)
  • The Challenge of Sustainability (30 credits; compulsory).

PGDip & MA

  • Creating Social Impact Through Entrepreneurship (30 credits; compulsory)
  • Leading Social Innovation (30 credits; compulsory).

Part II:


  • Dissertation (60 credits: compulsory).

All assessments will be submitted online and will build and reflect on the collaborative activity within the modules. The tutor will provide formative and summative feedback and will be available by email, telephone and/ or Skype for further clarification of feedback if requested by the student. Progression and award will comply with the standard University regulations for Masters programs. Arrangements for re-sit work will be provided through the University VLE.

Key Information

Entry Criteria

To be individually considered for admission using the following criteria:

  • Normally, the possession of a minimum of a 2:2 honours degree, or an appropriate equivalent, i.e. a professional qualification, from a recognised British or overseas institution.
  • Applicants must have been or be employed in an organisation so that they can draw on their professional context for learning.
  • Demonstrably appropriate motivation and ambition for studying Social Entrepreneurship.
  • Fulfilling the essential criteria for the admission to the MBA Programmes which is primarily the applicant’s ability to complete the programme satisfactorily and benefit from it.
  • Applicants who do not fully satisfy the general criteria will be considered and may be admitted if they are able to demonstrate that they are capable of successfully undertaking and completing the programme at the required standard, and are able to contribute fully to, and benefit from, the learning experiences delivered within the programme.
  • There is no requirement for attendance in the UK for the MBA Social Entrepreneurship online/distance learning programme.
  • Applicants who have been taught and assessed in languages other than English should have demonstrable confidence to study through the English language equivalent to IELTS 6.0.
  • Applicants must have suitable access to computer equipment so that they can access the University VLE.

Admission criteria and entry qualifications for the MBA Programmes may also include the applicant having equivalent of:

  • (i) A non-honours bachelor's degree in a related or cognate subject from a UK university and relevant evidenced experience (normally equivalent to or comparable with two years)
  • (ii) An honours degree from a UK University in a non-related or cognate subject where the applicant has evidenced relevant experience (normally equivalent to or comparable with two years)
  • (iii) An equivalent certificated degree from a non-UK institution to those specified in (i) and (ii) above.
  • (iv) Non-degree qualifications such as the Higher National Diploma in related subjects (e.g. EdExel), or equivalent overseas qualifications, where the applicant has appropriate employment experience.(normally equivalent to or comparable with a minimum of three years)
  • (v) Qualifications from relevant Professional Bodies, which are at a level below UK Honours Degree but demonstrate relevant professional experience (normally equivalent to or comparable with a minimum of three years)

Candidates with related employment fields, or related area/discipline/subject experience, or defined voluntary experience or similar related employment field experience may be admitted to the programme without degree or degree equivalent qualifications if they can demonstrate their potential to meet the learning requirements of the programme. 

Advanced Entry with APL/APCL Credit

Entrants with relevant and acceptable professional accreditation will be considered for exemptions.  Note: accreditation already received in qualifications are not admissible.


Normally, all applicants at postgraduate level are interviewed. An offer of a place may be made based on the application form alone, including academic history, a personal statement and a reference.

International students, for whom English is not a first language, are subject to additional requirements and will be requested to provide evidence of sufficient command of spoken and written English to meet the demands of the MBA Programmes. 

Normally an IELTs test score of 6.0 or 232 for the computer test or evidence or supplied references to working for a period of more than one year through the medium of English. Please contact the International Office for assistance with taking a test or providing alternative evidence. international.registry@uwtsd.ac.uk

Career Opportunities

Students on the programme will develop knowledge and understanding of organisations, the external context in which they operate and their management through critical engagement with their own practice. 

Career entry or advancement in any organisation (non-profit/NGO/multinational company with a strong focus on corporate social responsibility - CSR) that is seeking to re-shape itself through key individuals with the understanding to lead an organisation through its CSR journey and/or social impact values.

Key potential roles include:  Social entrepreneurial leader, Social impact leader,  Sustainability/CSR Manager, Leader in Human Resource Development, Project Manager, Consultant; Change Agent in Business, industry, development; The Arts; social enterprises; government; NGOs; charities, health or education.

Additional Costs

It is possible to complete this programme of study without any additional costs.

Students may wish to purchase materials for modules, such as dissertation but this is not a requirement and will have no bearing on the final grade.

Student Quotes

"I enjoy the flexibility of online learning. I highly recommend it to students willing to exercise discipline."

"My online MBA experience has been great so far. I like how weekly activities are laid out and reading material is provided for each activity."

"I appreciate their availability, support and understanding, as well as the realistic course load and expectations, given that I (and perhaps others) work and travel quite often." 

"I particularly liked how tutors attempted to link each module’s activities and assessments to both contemporary issues and student’s workplaces." 

"The online library is invaluable for further research. Tutors and fellow students responses to activities further enhances understanding and promotes discussion."

"I am loving the ease and aesthetics of the Virtual Learning Environment/Moodle."

Bursary / Scholarship Information
Further Information

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