AMU2170/3170 Social entrepreneurship challenge in the Indo-Pacific (Malaysia)


AMU2170/3170 Social entrepreneurship challenge in the Indo-Pacific (Malaysia)

Credit Points

6 credit points


Pre-requisite: Must have completed 12 credit points of first-year Arts units or 48 credit points of first-year units from any Faculty.

Prohibition: ATS2170 and ATS3170

Mode of delivery and enrolment quota

This unit is currently run completely online.

There is a cap of 40 students for Monash University Malaysia.


Associate Professor Yeoh Seng-Guan


09-20 January 2023 (Summer B 2023)

Fee payment deadline

13 January 2023.

*You can generate the unit fee invoice and get the details of the fee payment methods via this link.

Result released date28 February 2023

Program Details


Designed to provide hands-on experience with social entrepreneurship, innovation and design, you will work with leading social entrepreneurs, industry leaders and mentors as part of this cross-regional social enterprise incubator program. Guided through the program by leading academics and change-makers, you will undertake an intensive innovation and design program with the support of industry mentors and structured workshops to provide insight into social entrepreneurship in different contexts, including India, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and Australia.

Over the course of the two-three weeks, you will work in interdisciplinary, cross-cultural teams with students from across the Indo-Pacific region to come up with, design and pitch an idea to an expert panel.

Throughout the program, you will gain insight into the world of entrepreneurship and how it can be used in different contexts as a realistic model to create genuine and sustainable change. You will develop a critical lens to identify and assess opportunities in key emerging markets around the Indo-Pacific, and be equipped with the knowledge, tools and networks to continue your studies and engagement across the regions in social entrepreneurship.


Upon completing this unit, students should be able to:

  1. explain key concepts and theories that underpin social entrepreneurship, innovation and design;
  2. apply theoretical knowledge to real-world examples of social entrepreneurship, innovation and design;
  3. critically reflect upon practical social innovation challenges within different cultural contexts;
  4. collaboratively design and pitch a social innovation idea;
  5. effectively collaborate and communicate using virtual and digital platforms

How to apply?

  1. Due to limited places, there will be a selection process based on the expression-of-interest form. Please fill in the expression of interest (EOI) form and submit it via this G-form by 28 November 2022, 12noon (MYT). Please ensure you meet the eligibility criteria before submitting the form.
  2. You will receive an email from the School informing you of the outcome of your application latest by 02 December 2022.
  3. For successful students, kindly proceed with enrolment submission by filling in this SORS enrolment amendment form (deadline: 06 January 2022). Please ensure you key in the unit code correctly (either AMU2170 or AMU3170).
  4. The deadline to pay the fees is on 13 January 2023. You can generate the unit fee invoice and get the details of the fee payment methods via this link.

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