As a global educational institution for social enterprises with a pioneering multi-campus model, our mission is to create an open-minded learning environment that brings together people, cultures and ideas from around the world, in order to transform individuals and organisations through developmental education. Through teaching, we develop responsible, thoughtful leaders and entrepreneurs who create value for their organisations and their communities. Through research, we expand the frontiers of knowledge and inﬂuence business practices.
Centre for Social Initiative and Management’s vision is multi-pronged, working towards a singular goal of empowerment of Social Entrepreneurs and Social Enterprises. Our vision includes nurturing Social Entrepreneurship, building Learning Communities, accelerating Social Citizenry, catalysing Social Change, professionalizing the Social Sector & achieve 100 campuses by 2020.
Diversity as a source of learning and enrichment We are free from any dominant culture or prevalent dogma; we are open to, and respectful of, other views; we learn through the exchange of ideas and experiences.
Independence as a governance principle
We believe in intellectual freedom and are autonomous in our ﬁnancial, institutional and academic planning and decision-making process.
Rigour and relevance in teaching and research
We encourage diversity in research and teaching methods with no single school of thought or methodology predominating; what matters is rigour and impact on management as an academic discipline, on business practice, and in the classroom.
Closeness to the international Social Entrepreneurs community We partner with the international social entrepreneurs community to explore and disseminate domain knowledge; we believe in the role of social entrepreneurs as a force for improving people's lives.
We are willing to experiment and innovate; we are ready to take risks and manage the results of our actions.