Social Entreprenuership

Master of Social Entrepreneurship in India

The Deshpande Educational Trust is accepting applications for the 2014 –  2016 Master of Social Entrepreneurship (MSE). MSE is a two-year residential program affiliated with Karnatak University Dharwad and approved by the Government of Karnataka.

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With a rigorous academic curriculum including more than twenty-five courses, MSE offers a world-class education taught by reputed faculty who connect academic intensity with real-world experience. Instructors include scholars and practitioners who actively engage in leading enterprises and promoting entrepreneurship.

Master of Social Entrepreneurship in India

Master of Social Entrepreneurship combines entrepreneurial practice and academia to stimulate experimentation and innovation. Course topics include innovation and entrepreneurship, financial skills, media for entrepreneurs and fundraising. MSE will develop leaders with the skills and aptitude to be the driving force of progress.

The course is divided into four semesters with a total of twenty-five courses and 100 credits as approved by and affiliated with Karnatak University Dharwad and the Government of Karnataka. Each course is designed to expand the student’s knowledge and challenge their expectations through exceptional resources, faculty and in-and-out of the classroom experiences. All classes have been designed to encourage participatory learning, develop perspective and provoke critical questioning.

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Course Syllabus


  • Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Accounting for Entrepreneurs
  • Survey Design and Data Analysis
  • Village and Demographic Study (PRA,PLA)
  • Case Study Writing
  • Effective Communication and Development Communication
  • ICT ( Information and Communication Technologies ) for Managers


  • Principles of Economics for Managers (including Cost-Benefit Analysis)
  • Logical Frame Analysis
  • Marketing for Social Entrepreneurs
  • Entrepreneurship Development
  • Agriculture, Agribusiness and Value Chains
  • Gender Development
  • Open Elective
  • Summer Internship Project


  • Livelihood Development, Microfinance and Subsector Analysis
  • Public Health and Medical Entrepreneurship
  • Education Models
  • Natural Resource Management and Ecology for Development
  • Gender Analysis
  • Advocacy and Networking for Social Change
  • Management Consulting for Social Entrepreneurs
  • Open Elective


  • Legal Setting for Enterprise Building; Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Fundraising and Grant Proposal Writing
  • Venture Philanthropy and Business Plan Writing
  • Organizational Development and HR for Start-ups
  • Major Project
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