Social Entrepreneurship and Social Leadership diagram

Objective:

To develop social leaders and social entrepreneurs who are able to create sustainable and impactful solutions to local and global problems.

Motivation:

Focus of existing graduates is often to serve the corporate sector preferably multinational corporations, and the measure of their career success typically does not include developing solutions to societal problems. This program provides a curriculum and methodology that will connect the graduates to the realities of the problems confronting a developing nation like Pakistan. The graduates so produced will be mentally prepared to confront the problems relevant to the local environment, and create sustainable solutions. Unlike other graduates who want to run away from the problems in Pakistan, these graduates would consider these as important challenges to overcome before scaling their solutions to international levels.

Program:

BS Social Entrepreneurship and Social Leadership, a joint program of CBM and CESD, inspires and equips graduates to demonstrate leadership through creation of sustainable social advocacy enterprises focused on solving real life problems. This is an innovative and fully experiential learning program focusing on PBL; Project Based Learning and Problem Based Learning. It provides an interdisciplinary understanding of real life problems from humanities and liberal arts perspectives, and additionally enables students to envision and create enterprise solutions through managerial and leadership skills imparted in the program. The projects involve field work to explore real life social enterprises advocating solutions in areas such as education, health, violence, poverty, women empowerment and environment. These projects integrate course work of leadership and enterprise management studies with perspectives from several inter-linked subject areas such as philosophy, psychology, history, sociology, economy, power, culture, religion, ethics, arts, literature and aesthetics. This integration enables students to design sustainable solutions to local challenges that reflect their internal desires to benefit themselves and the community and that can give them confidence to take on the global challenges.

The Bachelor Program requires completion of 144 credit hours of course work in a total of 8 semesters or 4 years. Students must complete an internship and comprehensive exam as part of their degree requirements.

Distinctive Feature of the Program

Experiential Learning: Learning by doing via PBL; Project Based Learning and Problem Based Learning: Eight thematic projects on real life problems. Projects are exploratory and descriptive during the earlier part of the program and are prescriptive and implementation oriented during the later semesters. These projects include fieldwork and internships as a mandatory part of the semester work as described below.

Focus on Social Problems:

During each semester, students work on a major experiential learning project dealing with a real life problem. Each thematic project consists of multiple sub-projects corresponding to the six threads linking the courses across the semesters:

  • Semester-1 & 2: Foundational Projects
  • Semester-3: Projects related to social enterprises in education
  • Semester-4: Projects related to social enterprises in health
  • Semester-5: Projects related to social enterprises dealing with poverty issues
  • Semester-6: Projects related to social enterprises in environment sector
  • Semester-7: Projects related to Violence and Business Incubation
  • Semester-8: Projects related to Violence and Business Incubation

Course design:

Courses designed around PBL sub-projects with deliverables requiring application, analysis/evaluation and creation levels of Bloom’s taxonomy.

Integrated Curriculum:

Courses in each thread integrate perspectives from multiple subject areas. Every semester has a course from each one of the following threads:

  • Thread-1: Social Enterprise Design (SED) from philosophical and psychological perspectives
  • Thread-2: Social Enterprise Challenges (SEC): Social advocacy challenges from socio-economic, political, governmental and other power structures across civilizations and history
  • Thread-3: Social Change Management (CMS) from ethical, cultural and religious perspectives
  • Thread-4: Social Advocacy Communication (SAC) through aesthetics, artistic and literary expression
  • Thread-5 Social Enterprise Management (SEM) thread covers management, HR, finance, marketing negotiations, and strategies.
  • Thread-6: Social Leadership thread covers from personal mastery to the development of change and ethical leadership

Portfolio based assessment:

Self Assessment, Peer Assessment, Teacher Assessment and External Assessment of the assignments and projects executed by students.

Pedagogy:

Faculty members are project supervisors, facilitators and mentors rather than lecturers.

Internship/Field Work:

The program consists of extensive field work, visits, surveys, interviews, and internships with social work organizations as an integral and mandatory part of the semester work. During the initial semesters this internship/field work spans 2 days per semester that will increase to 3 days per week. During the last year, the fieldwork/internship may constitute 4 days per week. Social Entrepreneurship Center facilitates the organization and enablement of these internship placements. In addition, the student would also do a full-time internship of 6-8 weeks during the final year.

Required Courses

Social Enterprise Design: Philosophical and Psychological Foundations Social Enterprise Challenges: Socio-Economic, Political and Power Structures in History Social Advocacy Communication; Aesthetics, Arts and Literature - Studio Based Workshops
SED101 Research Methodology for Social Projects
SED102 Philosophy of Education and its Psychological Roots
SED201 Philosophy and Psychology of Human Nature and Wellbeing
SED202 Philosophy of Development and Psychology of Poverty
SED301 Anthropocentricity and Environment
SED302 Violence, Will and Human Psyche
SED401 Principles of Management and Organizational Dynamics
SEC101 Quantitative Analysis for Social Data
SEC102 Social, Political and Economic Dynamics of Education in History
SEC201 Historical Foundations of Health Care Institutions
SEC202 Socioeconomic, Political Institutions and History of Development
SEC301 Socioeconomic Transformation and Threat to Environment
SEC302 History and Kinds of Violence and their respective social impact
SEC401 Fundamental Economics
SAC101 Visual Storytelling: Photography and Documentary in Advocacy
SAC102 Computer Arts and Graphics Designing for Advocacy
SAC201 Recitations/Readings Related to Health and Well Being
SAC202 Poverty/Development: Advocacy through Performing Arts
SAC301 Literary Writings and Expression as Antidote to Violence
SAC302 Street Art/Art Activism as Antidote to Violence
SAC401 Entrepreneurial Marketing
Social Change Management; Ethical, Cultural & Religious Context Social Entrepreneurship; Study of Social Enterprises and Management Social Entrepreneurship; Challenge of Leadership
CMS101 History of Social Advocacy: Pakistan and Subcontinent
CMS102 Creativity, Novelty and Beauty via Education
CMS201 Health Issues Across Cultures and Ideologies/Language-1
CMS202 Poverty and Women Empowerment/Language-2
CMS301 Artificial vs Natural/Self Sustainable Design
CMS302 Law and Ethics of Social Enterprise
CMS401 Fundamentals of Business Communication
SEM101 Results Based Project Management
SEM201 Study of Social Enterprises in Health Care: Operations and Processes
SEM202 Principles of Accounting
SEM301 Domestication of Agriculture and self-sustainable living
SEM302 Conflict Management and Negotiation Skills
SEM401 Financial Management
SEM402 Sustainability
SEM102 Social Enterprise in Education: HRM
SEM103 Ethical Leadership: Islamic Perspective
SEM104 Leadership
SEM203 Role Models in Healthcare
SEM204 Leadership in Social Transformation
SEM303 Leadership in Environmental Project
SEM304 Leadership in Violent Areas

Course Structure

Semester One Semester Two Semester Three Semester Four
Foundational Projects

Research Methodology for Social Projects
Quantitative Analysis for Social Data
Entrepreneurial Marketing
History of Social Advocacy: Pakistan and Subcontinent
Principles of Accounting
Ethical Leadership: Islamic Perspective

Foundational Projects

Principles of Management and Organizational Dynamics
Fundamental Economics
Visual storytelling: Photography and Documentary in Advocacy
Fundamentals of Business Communication
Financial Management
Leadership

Projects on Education

Philosophy of Education and its Psychological Roots
Social, Political & Economic Dynamics of Education in History
Computer Arts and Graphics Designing
Creativity, Novelty and Beauty Via Education
Results Based Project Management
Social Enterprise in Education: HRM

Projects on Health Issues

Philosophy and Psychology of Human Nature and Wellbeing
Historical Foundations of Health Care Institutions
Recitations/Readings Related to Health and Well Being
Health Issues Across Cultures and Ideologies/Language I
Study of Social Enterp. in Health Care: Operations & Processes
Role models in Health Care

Semester Five Semester Six Semester Seven  Semester Eight
Projects on Poverty / Development Issues

Philosophy of Development and Psychology of Poverty
Socioeconomic, Political Institutions & History of Development
Poverty/Development Advocacy through Performing Arts
Poverty and Women Empowerment/Language-II
Sustainability
Leadership in Social Transformation

Projects on Environment Issue

Anthropocentricity and Environment and Social Initiatives
Socioeconomic Transformation and Threat to Environment
Literary Writing and Expression of Environmental Impact
Artificial vs Natural/Self Sustainable Design
Domestication of Agriculture and self-sustainable living
Leadership in Environmental Projects

Projects on Violence and Social enterprise Incubation

Violence, Will and Human Psyche
History and Kinds of Violence and their respective social impact
Street Art/Art Activism as Antidote to Violence
Business Incubation
Business Incubation
Business Incubation

Projects on Violence and Social enterprise Incubation

Law and Ethics of Social Enterprise
Conflict Management and Negotiation Skills
Leadership in Violent Areas
Business Incubation
Business Incubation
Business Incubation

 

Services for Designing Successful Careers of Graduates:

Entrepreneurship Center offers several services to enable the graduates of BS Social Entrepreneurship and Social Leadership to design a successful career in the social sector, public sector and CSR initiatives of the corporate sector and include:

Linkages with Industry Organizations:

PBL design of the curriculum ensures that students start connecting with the social sector organizations and social leaders from the first semester. Connection is through projects requiring field work, observation, interviews, case studies and internships and would help them identify a cause for which they are passionate. Students will be connected to public and social sector organizations working in the areas of education, health, poverty alleviation, peace, environment, globalization etc.

Projects in Collaboration with Social Networks:

Student projects are designed in collaboration with the wide network of industry contacts of IoBM and the advisory committee members of this program belonging to organizations such as Aman Foundation, OPEN, Acumen Fund, TCF, Indus Hospital, SEF etc.

Social Enterprise Start-up Incubation:

18 credit hours of incubation spread over 7th and 8th semester, requiring establishment of a functioning social enterprise. Students will be linked to leading Social Entrepreneurs who will be assist them in developing their idea, train them on how to launch a business which will also fulfill social needs. Constant support will be provided for a few months after the launch. Entrepreneurship Center will facilitate this field work.

Career in Public Service, Social Sector and Corporate Sector:

In addition to the Internship and Placement department of IoBM, the entrepreneurship centre guides the students in preparing for the CSS exams and for placement in social sector, public sector and CSR initiatives of the corporate sector organizations to enable the graduates to pursue their strategic visions.

Establishing Collaborations of Student Start-ups:

Entrepreneurship Center provides guidance and enabling of the startup of the student enterprises through strategic collaborations with existing social organizations.