In an effort to encourage, empower and educate potential women entrepreneurs to create their own business or social enterprise, as well as enable women entrepreneurs to grow their existing enterprise, the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) in association with the Nadathur S. Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (NSRCEL) will conduct a Management Program for Women Entrepreneurs at the IIMB campus from April 15 to May 27, 2009. This unique program coordinated by IIMB faculty and held every summer since 2004 requires participants to prepare a business plan for their proposed or existing business or social enterprise. Many participants of previous programs have taken their business plan forward to start new enterprises or have initiated growth in their ongoing enterprise.
This program is specifically designed for women entrepreneurs and is focused on enabling them to identify viable business opportunities and develop a viable and sustainable plan for their proposed enterprise. All participants who attend a minimum of 90% of the scheduled classroom sessions, present their Business Plan to the group in class, and submit a copy of their Business Plan for evaluation, will receive a certificate of program completion from IIMB. First and second prizes with certificates will also be awarded for the presented business plans that are judged as best.
The Management Program for Women Entrepreneurs 2009 will be inaugurated on Wednesday April 15, 2009 at 9.30 a.m. Classes will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from April 15 to May 1 and again from May 18 to May 27 on all days Monday to Friday. Each participant will work on her Business Plan during the period May 2-17 for presenting in class during the last week of the program. The program will have about 80 sessions covering all subjects of relevance to entrepreneurs including Entrepreneurial Orientation, Business Planning, Economic Environment, Business Economics, Industry Analysis, Business Strategy, Product Development, Marketing, Sales, Services Marketing, Product Management, Operations & Supply
Chain Management, Accounting, Costing, Working Capital Management, Pricing, Finance, Banking, Budgeting, Managing People, Law, Taxation, Communication, Negotiation and Networking as well as a field trip to firms run by women entrepreneurs.