With the Diploma in Social Enterprise Management, you are off on a meaningful journey that will impact the lives of the less fortunate.
We bring you the best of business and sociology as you gain a strong grounding in business fundamentals, innovation and social entrepreneurship, coupled with the skills to come up with business strategies and creative solutions for societal issues.
Throughout your journey with us, you will have an industry mentor who will guide you in developing your creative mind and passion. The programme will also take you overseas to visit social enterprises where you will see yourself the benefits that socially driven businesses bring to the community.
A cross-disciplinary programme, the Diploma in Social Enterprise Management combines the best of business and social science into a meaningful and exciting course.
Social enterprises have made a difference in the lives of people, from employment of ex-offenders, feeding malnourished kids in under developed countries, to using social media to raise funds for charities in Singapore.
Through a firm grounding in business, innovation, and social entrepreneurship, this Diploma will equip you with the skills to identify and analyse social issues and apply business skills to solve real world societal problems.
You will learn strong business fundamentals, service-learning methodology as well as tools for innovation and creativity. These techniques and frameworks, along with insights into current social issues, will enable you to come up with creative and profitable business solutions.
An industry mentor will also guide you throughout your learning journey, helping to develop your creative mind and social spirit. You will have opportunities to visit social enterprises in countries such as Cambodia and Hong Kong to witness the transformational effect of socially-driven businesses.
Ever wondered how businesses can transform lives and impact communities? Do you want to make a difference to someone in your community? This is the diploma programme for you.
The Diploma in Social Enterprise and Management (DSEM) is a uniquely designed cross-disciplinary programme that combines both business and social sciences in a single diploma programme. DSEM equips you with broad based business skills; empowers you with key innovation strategies and tools and exposes you to underlying social concerns both globally and locally.
Centred on the three key pillars of Business, Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship, DSEM integrates a variety of platforms for you to be the corporate leader of tomorrow.
Come experience the uniquely designed programmes: Journey Inspire, Unleashing Innovation, and Project Impact to maximise your potential!
A structured learning programme aimed to Inspire through engagement with industry leaders as well as participation in local and international service learning study trips.
A Social innovation and Creativity programme that consists of creativity and innovation workshops with the opportunity to participate in internationally renowned business plan competitions.
Design and implement projects to Impact local and overseas communities through internships and projects with the industry.
RP’s social enterprise management graduates are uniquely positioned between business goals and the social needs of communities. They are widely employable in both public and private organisations that feature a strong corporate social responsibility culture. Some job roles you can assume are:
Get a head-start and advance the ladder of success in the commercial, social enterprise, non-profit or the public sector. As a DSEM graduate, your skill sets will be well sought after in these sectors. Your holistic education experience will also enable you to start-up your own business and/or social enterprise upon graduation.
Exciting careers await you!
Commercial/Social Enterprise Sector
o Social Entrepreneur o Business Development Executive o Corporate Social Responsibility Executive o Marketing Executive o Finance and Admin Executive
o Community Engagement Executive o Volunteer Management Executive o Fund Raising Executive o Social Services Executive o Programme Executive
o Public Education Executive o Social Research Executive o Manpower Development Executive o Administration Executive o Management Support Officer
With a Diploma in Social Enterprise Management, you will be rewarded with further education opportunities in the Business and Social Science faculties both locally and overseas. Some of such institutions include:
• National University of Singapore • Nanyang Technological University • Singapore Management University • Australian National University • Monash University • University of Queensland • University of Adelaide • Swinburne University of Technology
For more information about university pathways, visit RP's Further Studies.
To find out more about how you can apply for this diploma, visit Republic Poly's Admissions page.
Want to find out more about the school that offers this diploma? Then drop by the Centre for Enterprise and Communication's* homepage now!
*Note: A merger of the Centre for Culture and Communication, and the Centre for Innovation and Enterprise from 1 October 2012.
The course structure consists of general, discipline, and specialisation modules. There is also an industry orientation component.
Each module is equivalent to four modular credits (MC).
6 compulsory modules:
B102 Organisational Behaviour
C111 New Media Communications
G101 Cognitive Processes and Problem Solving
G107 Effective Communication
10 compulsory modules:
B103 Understanding the Society
B104 Contemporary Social Issues
B106 Understanding Social Enterprises
B205 Business Law
B209 Management Accounting
B215 Financial Accounting
B228 Fundamentals of Social Research Methods
B229 Volunteer Management
5 compulsory modules:
B329 Brand Management for Social Enterprises
B330 Corporate Governance and Ethics
B331 Social Innovation and Creativity
B332 Financing the Social Enterprise
B333 Social Enterprise Creation
3 compulsory modules:
B334 Social Entrepreneurship Practicum
G901 Character and Citizenship Education
B931 Industry Immersion Programme (20 MC)
Select 2 modules from the following list:
B217 Sales Management
B227 Consumer Behaviour
B310 Public Relations and Media
H207 Project Management and Scheduling
S201 Health and Wellness
Table 1: Minimum Entry Requirements
Note: To be eligible for admission, you must also have sat for one subject listed in the 2nd group of relevant subjects for the ELR2B2-B Aggregate Type.
Table 2: Aggregate Type
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To graduate with a Diploma in Social Enterprise Management, you must complete a total of 124 modular credits. You should be able to do this within three years of enrolment if you successfully complete on average five modules, or its equivalent, per semester.