Deshpande Center for Social Entrepreneurship launches Master of Social Entrepreneurship program

16th Jul 2012
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The Deshpande Education Trust (DET) has launched the Master of Social Entrepreneurship program. The Master of Social Entrepreneurship (MSE) is a two-year residential program affiliated with Karnatak University Dharwad and approved by the Government of Karnataka. MSE offers students essential skills in social innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership development and business practice taught by scholars and practitioners who actively engage in leading enterprises and promoting entrepreneurship. Applications for the program are due July 30th 2012 and courses will begin August 22nd 2012.

The two year program is packaged with 25 different courses that blend with cutting edge practical experience as well as personal mentorship through real entrepreneurs. Deshpande centers have been launched in renowned universities in US and Canada with a sole objective to make “learning relevant and responsive to real time challenges” and embark on an even more ambitious aim to help students not just ‘learn’ about entrepreneurship but find the inspirations and tools of becoming an entrepreneur themselves.

With an aim to demystify social entrepreneurship for young and creative minds this residential program is designed from a practitioner’s perspective. MSE is hosted by Deshpande Center for Social entrepreneurship (DCSE) that has been a breeding ground of several start-ups, an international network of enterprises and concrete partnerships with over 100 for profits and not –for profits who all are engaged in solving social issues with a compassionate heart and entrepreneurial mind set.

Who should join MSE? Graduates in any field who are looking to step into creating or managing a social enterprise themselves. People who are passionate about social issues but still possess an entrepreneurial acumen to venture into innovative and yet sustainable initiatives. Being located DCSE MSE program brings an added advantage of possibility of getting incubated in our Entrepreneur in Residence program, an incubation centre where several other start-ups will accompany you as you chart the journey of developing a small idea into a big impact. Through their established network of organizations, placement support will be provided to students in both for profit and social enterprises.

How to apply?

Application can be downloaded from their website. For complete details please visit www.detmse.com. Seats are limited and deadline to receive application is 31st July 2012.

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