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Bachelor of Applied Entrepreneurship (Social Entrepreneurship)

  • Qualification:

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    HECS-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    2-4 years

  • Start date:

    April, June, August, October

  • Awarded by:

    University of Canberra

  • Career Outcomes:

    Financial Dealer | Financial Broker | Marketing Officer | Economist | View all

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Course Rundown

Dūcere delivers bachelor's degrees for the 21st century

About this course

If you're ready to change the world and create your own dynamic social venture as part of your bachelor's study, then this is the degree for you!

In a rapidly-changing business world, whether launching a startup or joining the workforce, graduates need practical experience, the ability to adapt to change and a readiness to handle big ideas.

With that in mind, D?cere and the University of Canberra are proud to deliver a Bachelor of Applied Entrepreneurship (Social Entrepreneurship), which connects students with the worlds of global philanthropy and for-purpose innovation.

Build your own social venture as part of your degree

D?cere's unique learning and assessment model focuses on practical industry skills, achieved through applied assessments and ongoing, constructive feedback. Throughout your degree, you'll complete projects relevant to you, your current workplace and your future business - instead of exams, you'll be working on meaningful business plans, and working to make your venture a reality

You will:

  • Develop an industry-relevant project portfolio as part of your degree
  • Receive dynamic insights from business leaders and start-up pioneers
  • Attend dynamic industry events with course partners including KPMG, NAB, PwC, Telstra and more
  • Enjoy integrated online support
  • Develop the skills entrepreneurs and employers need
  • Attain a fully accredited degree


To be eligible to enrol in this course, you must:

  • Have completed Year 12 with a minimum ATAR score of 60.00; OR
  • Hold a tertiary qualification; OR
  • Have 2 years' work experience

Areas of study

In this social entrepreneurship course, the key areas you will cover includes:

  • Social entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Leadership and management
  • Sales, marketing and campaign management
  • Corporate social responsibility and social activism
  • Fundraising and pitching
  • Business models and strategy
Ducere From flexible and self-directed online study, to real-world business projects and dynamic industry events, Dūcere has designed their programs to meet the needs of the modern learner. Their bachelor's degrees and MBA program blend immersive online learning with an applied assessment approach. Under this model, Dūcere students decide when and how they study, whilst completing practical assessments that are relevant to their own career needs and to the needs of industry. So instead of exams, you could be working on business plans, project case studies and more, while enjoying access to Australia’s most industry-relevant course curriculum and content.
However you choose to study, you’ll receive personalised support and advice through Dūcere's student support teams, along with in-depth practical feedback from their academic staff. At every stage of your journey, Dūcere will work with you to cultivate the digital literacy, critical know-how and entrepreneurial skill sets required for success in an economy transformed by innovation.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Bachelor of Applied Entrepreneurship (Social Entrepreneurship) from University of Canberra.

Core graduate skills:

  • Develop innovative ventures that create positive impact
  • Implement socially- and environmentally-responsible strategies
  • Facilitate campaigns to raise funds and drive awareness
  • Engage with the local start-up landscape through incubators, accelerators and investors

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

Alternatively, you can pay your course fees upfront.

You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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