IIMB’s Management Program for Women Entrepreneurs 2009

In an effort to encourage, empower and educate potential women entrepreneurs to create their own business or social enterprise, as well as enable women entrepreneurs to grow their existing enterprise, the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) in association with the Nadathur S. Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (NSRCEL) will conduct a Management Program for Women Entrepreneurs at the IIMB campus from April 15 to May 27, 2009. This unique program coordinated by IIMB faculty and held every summer since 2004 requires participants to prepare a business plan for their proposed or existing business or social enterprise. Many participants of previous programs have taken their business plan forward to start new enterprises or have initiated growth in their ongoing enterprise. This program is specifically designed for women entrepreneurs and is focused on enabling them to identify viable business opportunities and develop a viable and sustainable plan for their proposed enterprise. All participants who attend a minimum of 90% of the scheduled classroom sessions, present their Business Plan to the group in class, and submit a copy of their Business Plan for evaluation, will receive a certificate of program completion from IIMB. First and second prizes with certificates will also be awarded for the presented business plans that are judged as best.

The Management Program for Women Entrepreneurs 2009 will be inaugurated on Wednesday April 15, 2009 at 9.30 a.m. Classes will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from April 15 to May 1 and again from May 18 to May 27 on all days Monday to Friday. Each participant will work on her Business Plan during the period May 2-17 for presenting in class during the last week of the program. The program will have about 80 sessions covering all subjects of relevance to entrepreneurs including Entrepreneurial Orientation, Business Planning, Economic Environment, Business Economics, Industry Analysis, Business Strategy, Product Development, Marketing, Sales, Services Marketing, Product Management, Operations & Supply Chain Management, Accounting, Costing, Working Capital Management, Pricing, Finance, Banking, Budgeting, Managing People, Law, Taxation, Communication, Negotiation and Networking as well as a field trip to firms run by women entrepreneurs. The program fee below covers program materials, refreshments and lunch on all program days and local field visits (optional) for all participants. The residential fee includes a single room accommodation in the new IIMB student hostel block on campus with breakfast and dinner for 31 days during April 14 – May 2 and May 17 – 28, 2008. Participants may retain their hostel room during May 2-17, 2008 by paying an additional room rent of Rs. 3000.

Advance to Book a Seat @ Rs.1000 (non refundable).

Early Registration: If balance is paid by February 28, 2009 – Rs. 17,000 (Non –Residential) or Rs. 25,000 (Residential)

Late Registration: If balance is paid on March 1, 2009 or later Rs. 20,000 (Non –Residential) Rs. 30,000 (Residential)

Applicants must have good working knowledge of English and must have either a college level degree or hold any professional diploma/certificate. IIMB may reject applicants (with full fee refund) who are found unsuitable for this program. Registrations are only on a first-come-first-served basis. As indicated in the table above, potential participants may reserve their seat for the program by paying a non-refundable advance of Rs.1000. This advance amount will be adjusted against the appropriate fee payable as indicated in the table above. Both the advance and the applicable program fee is payable only by local cheque or demand draft payable at Bangalore in the name of Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. The application form is downloadable from the site http://www.nsrcel.org and a one-page resume stating work or business experience and academic record must be attached. The program fee once paid is non-refundable but can be transferred to another participant of MPWE 2009 only. Resumes with payment should be sent to Mr. Girish K.M., NSRCEL, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore 560076. Email: girishk@iimb.ernet.in Call him on 26993710/26993701 for queries on the program.


  1. I came to know about this course today , itself and was very keen to join it but to my dissapointment when made a call , came to know the seats were full.

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