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Diploma in social entrepreneurship

The Center for Sustainability Management & Social Entrepreneurship, NMIMS has been established with deep respect for talent / passion and dedication of the countless individuals who have devoted their lives to the working for the common good. This work is difficult and involves unparalleled challenges. We believe that social sector leaders, business school faculty, MBA students and alumni can all benefit by joining in a systematic search for better ways to develop, sustain, and spread innovative and effective responses to social needs. Through thoughtful application of business expertise, we aim to foster entrepreneurial responses to social problems. The Center blends social concern with professional response through an integrated approach that combines research and consultancy, teaching and field action. Its interventions include professional development of social sector, capacity building for the resource poor and entrepreneurship development. The comprehensive Disaster Management programme of the center specializes in providing capacity building programmes in the area of disaster preparedness and disaster mitigation for both for- profit and non-profit organisations. The Center has increasingly been involved in research and providing consultancy in areas of management of social enterprises, CSR, micro-enterprise management and conducting social audits

Societies are searching for innovative and efficient ways to provide socially important goods in health, education, social services, environment and community development. With the emergence and growth of cross sector partnerships, there is a growing realization that there is a way to combine the very best of the not-for-profit, philanthropic world with the very best of the for-profit, enterprising world. This hybrid is the wave of the future for both profit and nonprofit organizations. In the face of this new reality, an increasing number of forward-looking non-profits / NGOs are beginning to appreciate the increased revenue, focus and effectiveness that can come from adopting “for profit” business approaches. Increasingly, they are reinventing themselves as social entrepreneurs, combining “the passion of a social mission with an image of business-like discipline, innovation, and determination.

NMIMS is committed to nurturing the social entrepreneurs of tomorrow and strengthen the social entrepreneurs of today. In this context in 2007, NMIMS designed and launched a uniquely architectured One Year Diploma Programme in Social Entrepreneurship and a Three Year Part Time MBA Programme in Social Entrepreneurship.

Diploma Programme in Social Entrepreneurship

The weekend part-time programme aims at providing managerial inputs for those who have work experience in the social development sector and also to those who wish to develop their career in the social sector.

Programme Objectives

  • To help participants to increase their effectiveness and efficiency to work in the social development sector through the “management route”.
  • To familiarize the participants in the areas of general management, social marketing, financial mobilization and management, human resource management, micro-finance and management of social enterprises.
  • To acquaint the participants with the relevant laws and the procedure for launching and funding of social enterprises.
  • To equip the participants with the techniques of programme designing for planning and implementing development projects.

Whom will the programmes be of interest?This vigorous weekend programmes are primarily aimed at:

  • Executives, Trustees and Board Members of Public & Charitable Trusts, Foundations, Co-operative societies and community based organisations seeking guidance to strengthen an already established organisation.
  • Voluntary social service providers who wish to offer highly accessible and practical organization development programmes in their areas.
  • Executives / Managers from Business Organisations working in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility.
  • Officials in public services, health officers and community workers.
  • Executives, Trustees and Board Members of Public & Charitable Trusts, Foundations, Co-operative societies and community based organisations seeking guidance to strengthen an already established organisation.
  • Volunteers in the social sector who wish to professionalize their inputs.
  • Social work professionals who wish to upgrade their knowledge.
  • Graduates / Post Graduates from any discipline who are interested in the social sector.

Pedagogy

The Diploma Programme in Social Entrepreneurship will be completed in 3 trimesters (One Year) while the Part Time MBA programme will be for nine trimesters (Three Years).

The Diploma Programme (one year duration) will commence in June and end in April. Diploma (SE) – For the First Year of MBA and Diploma, classes will be scheduled on Friday evening from 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm, Saturday from 2.00 pm to 8.30 pm and from 9.00 am to 3.30 pm on Sundays.

Teaching Methodology will focus on development of knowledge, skills and attitudes of the participants so that they can successfully manage the responsibility of the tasks, which they handle in the social sector. Emphasis will be laid on participatory learning. The courses take the form of lectures, discussions, case studies as well as academic analysis and framing of the issues. The theoretical and informational inputs will be imparted through classroom lectures. Group discussions will be held to facilitate the participants in exchanging their views, ideas and also their problems and prospects leading to mutual learning. The course includes a range of guest speakers from relevant organizations.

Extensive use of case studies, simulations and discussions will be held to facilitate intellectual, networking, and professional development.

Curriculum

Trimester I

  • Social Development & Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship
  • Economics
  • Law and Social Work
  • Organisational Behaviour

Trimester II

  • Social Engineering and Project Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Development Communication

Trimester III

  • Management of Social Enterprises
  • Research Methodology (I)
  • Social Marketing
  • Micro-Finance (I)

Evaluation Criteria

Students will be evaluated on the basis of their presentations, written assignments and written examination scheduled at the end of each trimester.

Diploma will be awarded based on the attendance, participation, presentations and examination for each course paper.

Candidates are requested to clearly indicate their preference of opting for the Diploma Programme in Social Entrepreneurship at the time of admission.

Venue of the Programme

SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies

V.L. Mehta Road, Vile Parle (West), Mumbai – 400 056

For Further Information Contact

Ms. Anjalika Gujar, Community Development Officer, Jasani Center for Social Entrepreneurship & Sustainability Management (Anjalika.Gujar@nmims.edu; 022-4235 5799 / 6530 0288 / 99303 22474)

Ms. Smita Kadam, Course Coordinator (smita.kadam@nmims.edu; 022-4235 5694)

Dr. Meena Galliara, Director, Jasani Center for Social Entrepreneurship & Sustainability Management, NMIMS (galliara@nmims.edu)

Dr. Satish M. K., Faculty, Jasani Center for Social Entrepreneurship & Sustainability Management, NMIMS (satish.kajjer@nmims.edu)

Dr. Sujata Mukherjee, Faculty, Jasani Center for Social Entrepreneurship & Sustainability Management, NMIMS (sujata.mukherjee@nmims.edu)

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