Our MSc in Social Entrepreneurship (By Research) is unique in that it combines classroom learning with practical field experience and exposure. During this programme, students will be required to create a new social enterprise, or contribute to improving an existing one. The programme aims to produce graduates who are not only theorists, but also industry exposed.
Upon completion of this course, graduates will be able: –
- To undertake a major study of social enterprise/entrepreneurship.
- To analyze contemporary developments in the global arena with respect to innovative and creative marketing approaches.
- To understand the community and environmental dimensions of wealth creation and distribution.
- To draw distinctions between conventional business and social enterprise.
Social Entrepreneurship has been internationally recognized as a rapidly emerging field in Asia, America, Europe, Latin America and Africa. Despite being a new field, Social Entrepreneurship is being taught globally by major universities to enhance understanding of the discipline, promote academic research and create a new cadre of professional social entrepreneurs.
Social Entrepreneurs find practical solutions to social issues, through establishing businesses that focus on social problems. They find unique and innovative ways to address these issues, as well as to make reasonable profits like traditional businesses or enterprises.
Binary University is the first university among both public and private universities in Malaysia to establish a research centre dedicated to promoting Social Entrepreneurship
The Centre for Social Entrepreneurship (CSE) was established in 2007 ,and is currently headed by Professor Dr. Sulochana Nair who is also the Dean of the Binary Graduate School. Professor Dr. Sulochana Nair’s specialization is in Development Studies, specifically working in the fields of poverty, labour, gender and rural development.
She was the founding director for the Centre for Poverty and Development Studies (CPDS) at Universiti Malaya. In addition to providing policy inputs to the government, Professor Dr. Nair is also involved in teaching, consultancy, training and capacity building programmes.
She has undertaken numerous research projects focusing on poverty groups and has been involved in formulating Master Plans for the rubber industry, rural entrepreneurs, fishermen and the rural sector. More recently, she has been leading a project commissioned by the State Planning Unit of Sarawak to collect baseline data on the Iban community in Sarawak on the Borneo Island.
She has also been involved in research and training projects with international agencies and has worked on Central Asia and Cambodia. She is on the Board of Trustees of the Sejahtera Foundation set up by Khazanah Nasional Berhad, the investment arm of the Government of Malaysia. Yayasan Sejahtera was set up to streamline the Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives of the Government Linked Companies (GLC’s) in areas of poverty reduction and sustainable development.