Financial Modelling for Social Enterprise shows you how to think about and build a basic financial model from the ground up, starting from a single business unit and scaling up.
Mini MBA Certificate
8 -12 Weeks
8-10 hours weekly
8th September, 2020
Level 1: £950 (6 Modules)
Level 2: £1,750 (12 Modules)
This programme explores the successes and limitations of microfinance as an economic development strategy. The focus will be on the role of microfinance in international poverty alleviation efforts. We will explore the history and evolution of the field from both theoretical and practical perspectives, while the roles played by various constituencies (e.g., clients, policy makers, donors, investors, etc.) will be examined; emphasis will be on the perspective of practitioners and the challenges of managing a (double bottom line) institution.
Students in this course will be exposed to how microfinance institutions provide financial services to the poor. Financial services include credit, savings, and insurance. This course explores the role of microfinance in economic development. It will discuss how poor people in poor countries use financial services, such as credit and savings; the history and practice of delivering such services; what is known about their contribution to development; and how stories and statistical studies shape public perceptions of microfinance.The definition of who is poor varies by country and region, but largely includes those who work within the informal economy in developing countries. This course introduces students to the practices of microfinance institutions in a variety of developing countries, including: India, Mexico, Bolivia, Samoa, and Haiti.It defines the wide variety of practices and governance structure of these organisations, and the issues they confront. The course focuses on two major issues: impacts of microfinance on the well-being of clients, and the problems confronting managers of microfinance institutions.
How to Apply
This course is accredited and, to be awarded credit, you must satisfactorily complete written components. Successful students will receive credit, awarded by the Board of Studies of London School of Social Enterprise and Sustainable Economics and International Affiliates. The award will be presented in the form of Advanced Certificate. Exceptional students will be recognised.
Please submit your application at least two weeks prior to the programme start date. Since qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis, early application is encouraged. Admission is selective and based on professional achievement and organisational responsibility. Although there are no formal educational requirements, proficiency in written and spoken English is essential. LSSE expects the full commitment of the participant and their organisation because our programmes enhance the leadership capacity of the participant as well as their organisation. While participants are attending a programme, sponsoring organisations agree to relieve them of their work responsibilities so that they can fully focus on the learning experience.
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Financial Modelling for Social Enterprise shows you how to think about and build a basic financial model from the ground up, starting from a single business unit and scaling up. This approach helps ensure that your product or service can be realistically commercialised, and that the business model is built for scalability from the start
This course explores the benefits and limitations of microfinance as an economic development strategy, focusing specifically on the role of microfinance in international poverty alleviation efforts. We will explore the history and evolution of the field from both a theoretical as well as practical perspectives, along with the roles played by various constituencies.