DIPLOMA
IN SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Overview

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.

In this context in 2007, NMIMS designed and launched a uniquely architectured One Year Diploma Program in Social Entrepreneurship.

About the Jasani Center for Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Management

The Jasani Center for Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Management, NMIMS has been established with a 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 the professional response through an integrated approach that combines research and consultancy, teaching and field action. Its interventions include professional development of the 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.

Why Diploma in Social Entrepreneurship?

NMIMS is committed to nurturing the social entrepreneurs of tomorrow and strengthen the social entrepreneurs of today.

The Diploma program 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 or who have less than two years or no work/volunteering experience.

  • 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 program designing for planning and implementing development projects.

Career Prospects

Social entrepreneurship is a calling, a driving vision that compels one to dedicate a life to a particular social outcome.

After Diploma Programme students get opportunities to strengthen their organizations or get suitable executive roles in leading non-profit organizations/ social enterprises or CSR departments.

Suitability of the Program

The Diploma in Social Entrepreneurship program is primarily aimed at offering entrepreneurial and leadership skills to individuals who wish to begin challenging journeys in social sectors and bring a change in the Indian economy. The program prepares the aspiring candidates to take a leap in their career and grow professionally. The program is designed for -

  • 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 and 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.

Program Pedagogy

The Diploma Program in Social Entrepreneurship will be completed in 3 trimesters (One Year).

The Diploma Program (one-year duration) will commence in June and end in April. 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 the 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.

Course Schedule

    Bridge Course

  • Communications
  • Trimester I

  • Law and Social Work
  • Social Development and Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship
  • Micro Economics
  • Individual Dynamics and Leadership
  • Group and Organisational Dynamics
  • Financial Accounting and Analysis
  • Value Added Workshop

  • Fund Raising Workshop
  • Trimester II

  • Managing and Organizing the Social Enterprise
  • Social Engineering and Project Management (I)
  • Macro Economics
  • Human Resource Management
  • Micro-Finance (I)
  • Value Added Workshop

  • Social Impact Workshop
  • Trimester III

  • Research Methodology
  • Micro Finance (II)
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Marketing Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

Eligibility Requirement

Graduation from a recognized University in any discipline.

Number of Seats - 30

Application Procedure

To apply for the program, the online registration form has to be filled. Payment of registration fees of Rs.1000/- plus tax can be made by Credit card (Visa/Master). Scanned copies of the required documents have to be uploaded through the given link given in registration form before the last date of registration.

For further details read carefully Instruction Sheet and Important Dates documents available on this page.

Selection Procedure

Selection to the program will be based on selection test which will comprise of a) Essay Test and b) Personal Interview. The selection test will be held at the NMIMS Campus. The list of selected candidates will be displayed on the website one week after the selection test.

Evaluation Criteria and Award of Diploma

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 Program in Social Entrepreneurship at the time of admission.

Scholarships

Students in need for financial aid have to apply for interest-free loan scholarships from Rotary Club of Bombay West after confirmation of admission.

Examination

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

Award of Diploma

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

Candidates are requested to clearly indicate their preference of opting for the Diploma Program in Social Entrepreneurship.

About the Jasani Center for Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Management

The Jasani Center for Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Management, NMIMS has been established with a 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 the thoughtful application of business expertise, we aim to foster entrepreneurial responses to social problems. The Center blends social concern with the professional response through an integrated approach that combines research and consultancy, teaching and field action. Its interventions include professional development of the social sector, capacity building for the resource-poor and entrepreneurship development. The comprehensive Disaster Management program of the center specializes in providing capacity building programs 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.

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