GCPE

A Programme Aimed at “Catalysing Entrepreneurs Young”

Graduate Certificate Programme in Entrepreneurship

A Fast-Track Entrepreneurship Programme

The Graduate Certificate Programme in Entrepreneurship (GCPE) is a part of the Centre for Family Business & Entrepreneurship (CFBE) - one of SPJIMR’s four Centres of Practice. The Centre has played a pioneering role in fostering and nurturing entrepreneurship among family businesses and start-ups.

Designed especially for those with an entrepreneurial streak, the GCPE programme is a course aimed at fostering entrepreneurship that makes a difference amongst youth. This programme is specifically tailored and curated to help young, aspiring student entrepreneurs to get a head start in India’s booming start-up ecosystem.

The GCPE programme seeks to act as the catalyst in the transformation of youth through creating and nurturing an entrepreneurial mindset among them.

S P Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR) is a leading management school situated in the heart of India’s financial centre, Mumbai. It is a part of Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan and ranks amongst the top management schools in the country.

GCPE Salient Features

  • Hybrid Mode : Conducted over two months during weekends on Friday evening, Saturday evening and Sundays without disturbing undergraduate academic schedule.
  • A curated “language of entrepreneurship” put together by experts in the entrepreneurship space.
  • Led by practitioner faculty with hands-on experience at entrepreneurship.
  • Curriculum and pedagogy designed to foster and nurture entrepreneurial intent and a business creation mindset.
  • Interact with a team of entrepreneurially-oriented “You”s.
  • Deliver at the end of 2 months: “The Most Terrific Business Idea” to solve “The Wickedest Problems that India faces”.
  • Mentoring hours for the Final Presentation.
  • A SPark Tank to evaluate the in-house ‘sparks’ on the business ideas.

WHAT YOU GAIN FROM GCPE

  • An opportunity to unleash a new “you”
  • Build networks with like-minded individuals and the community of entrepreneurs associated with SPJIMR
  • Upskilling opportunities to start your own business
  • Certificate of Participation from India’s premier B-school
  • Opportunity to differentiate your CV for better career prospects including higher education

SKILLS YOU ACQUIRE FROM GCPE

  • Leadership and Team-building skills
  • Creative Thinking skills
  • Risk-Taking skills
  • Networking skills
  • Critical Thinking skills
  • Problem Solving skills
  • Financial skills
  • Time Management skills
  • Business Management skills
  • Presentation & Communication skills

Skills that you can acquire

Salient points of the curriculum

WHAT YOU GAIN FROM GCPE

  • An opportunity to unleash a new “you”.
  • Build networks with like-minded individuals and the community of entrepreneurs associated with SPJIMR
  • Upskilling opportunities to start your own business
  • Certificate of Participation from India’s premier B-school
  • Opportunity to differentiate your CV for better career prospects including higher education
  • Entrepreneurial mind set
  • Leadership qualities
  • Out of box thinking
  • Creative decision making
  • Presentation & communication skills
  • Self employment skills
  • What is it to be an entrepreneur?
  • How to identify opportunities?
  • What are the stages from idea to prototype?
  • What are the cornerstones for creating a successful business?
  • How to Prepare & present Business Model Canvas.

Skills that you can acquire

Salient points of the curriculum

SKILLS YOU ACQUIRE FROM GCPE

  • Leadership and Team-building skills
  • Creative Thinking skills
  • Risk-Taking skills
  • Networking skills
  • Critical Thinking skills
  • Problem Solving skills
  • Financial skills
  • Time Management skills
  • Business Management skills
  • Presentation & Communication skills
  • Entrepreneurial mind set
  • Leadership qualities
  • Out of box thinking
  • Creative decision making
  • Presentation & communication skills
  • Self employment skills
  • What is it to be an entrepreneur?
  • How to identify opportunities?
  • What are the stages from idea to prototype?
  • What are the cornerstones for creating a successful business?
  • How to Prepare & present Business Model Canvas.

MODULES TO BE COVERED

What is it to be an entrepreneur?

Identifying opportunities

Move from an idea to a prototype

Go through the cornerstones of creating a successful business

Evaluating the business idea using the Business Model Canvas

  • What is it to be an entrepreneur?
  • Identifying opportunities
  • Move from an idea to a prototype
  • Go through the cornerstones of creating a successful business
  • Evaluating the business idea using the Business Model Canvas

Skills that you can acquire

Salient points of the curriculum

MODULES TO BE COVERED

  • What is it to be an entrepreneur?
  • Identifying opportunities
  • Move from an idea to a prototype
  • Go through the cornerstones of creating a successful business
  • Evaluating the business idea using the Business Model Canvas
  • Entrepreneurial mind set
  • Leadership qualities
  • Out of box thinking
  • Creative decision making
  • Presentation & communication skills
  • Self employment skills
  • What is it to be an entrepreneur?
  • How to identify opportunities?
  • What are the stages from idea to prototype?
  • What are the cornerstones for creating a successful business?
  • How to Prepare & present Business Model Canvas.

Eligibility Criteria

An under graduate (from any stream) enrolled in any college, with an entrepreneurial streak and is comfortable with English.

Good academic record with extracurricular or co-curricular activities pertaining to innovation, entrepreneurship, hobbies, designing/developing unique products and solutions through projects etc is desirable.

Dates of the program

Months

May 2023

June 2023

26

27

28

2, 3, 4

9, 10, 11

17 & 18

24 & 25

Months

December 22

January 23

February 23

4th

11th

17th & 18th

7th & 8th

21st & 22nd

29th

4th & 5th

12th

19th

Programme Structure

  • Conducted over two months during weekends on Friday evening, Saturday evening and Sunday Morning
  • Timings - Fridays- 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm and Saturdays- 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm and Sundays- 9.30 am to 1.00 pm
  • Program fee- Rs 60000, plus GST

FAQ'S

Q1. Who is this programme designed for?

This programme is open to Undergraduate students/fresh graduates/students appearing for final year exams awaiting results, belonging to all educational streams. This programme is a course to foster entrepreneurship that makes a difference amongst youth.


Q2. What are the eligibility criteria for this programme?

Any undergraduate (from any stream)/ fresh graduate enrolled in educational institutions of repute, with an entrepreneurial streak and is comfortable with English language.


Q3. How is the programme being conducted?

The programme is conducted over two months during weekends on Friday evenings, Saturday evenings and Sundays


Q4. What is the course curriculum?

The course curriculum includes the following modules:

  • What is it to be an entrepreneur?
  • Identifying opportunities
  • Move from an idea to a prototype
  • Go through the cornerstones of creating a successful business
  • Evaluating the business idea using the Business Model Canvas

Q5. How will this programme benefit my future career plans?

This programme will benefit your future career plans by fostering and nurturing entrepreneurial intent and a business creation mindset within you.


Q6. What if I miss the sessions due to some unavoidable circumstances?

Session recordings would be available for a limited time, on a case by case basis, post internal approvals.


Q7. What are the post programme benefits?

Post the programme, you will have an opportunity to build networks with like minded individuals and the community of entrepreneurs associated with SPJIMR. You can look forward to upskilling opportunities to start your own business. You also have the Opportunity to differentiate your CV for better career prospects including higher education.


Q8. What is the last date for application?

We accept applications on a continuous basis; hence there are no last days for applying for the GCPE programme. We however, advise you to apply at the earliest considering the limited seats available for the programme.


Apply now: https://syb.spjimr.org/gcpe


Q10. What is the selection procedure?

The selection is made on the basis of information provided in the application form. We may contact you for more information if required. We seek sincere and committed participants who look for upskilling opportunities to start their own business.


Q11. Can I get a refund of money in case I am not able to join the current batch?

We do not have a refund policy.


Q12. I still have some queries, whom to contact?

In case of any queries, please write to entrepreneurship@spjimr.org

About Us

An opportunity to lay the foundation for a successful career

S P Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR) is a leading management school situated in the heart of India’s financial center, Mumbai. It is a part of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and ranks amongst the top management schools in the country.


The institute has a rich legacy of delivering entrepreneurship programmes, with the Family Business Program spanning 25+ years and the Start Your Business Programme spanning more than a decade.


The Graduate Certification Programme in Entrepreneurship (GCPE) is a part of the Centre for Family Business & Entrepreneurship (CFBE) - one of SPJIMR’s four Centers of Practice. The Centre has played a pioneering role in fostering and nurturing entrepreneurship among family businesses and startups.


Designed specially for those with an entrepreneurial streak, the GCPE programme is a course to foster entrepreneurship that makes a difference amongst youth. This programme is specifically tailored and curated to help young aspiring student entrepreneurs to get a head start in India’s booming start-up ecosystem.


GCPE programme nurtures knowledge, skills & attitude to become catalysts for change amongst youth with entrepreneurial mindset


Programme commencement date: November 27, 2022 (Sunday)

If you are keen to be part of SPJIMR’s entrepreneur community, Join SYB batch 32. Programme dates

(Weekend- Saturday & Sunday)

Timing: 9.00 am – 1.00 pm

Eligibility: Graduate with an entrepreneurial streak and is comfortable with English

Application Form: Rs 900/-

Programme Fee: Rs 95000/- plus GST

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Oct - 22

Nov - 22

Dec - 22

Jan - 23

05-06

03-04

07-08

10

12-13

08-09

19-20

15-16

26-27

29-30

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Why SPJIMR

  • Among the top 10 B-Schools in India
  • 40+ years of legacy of management Education.
  • 25+ years in Executive Management Education
  • Over 10,000+ Alumni , 100+ Corporate partners, 50 Global partners
  • Member of Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, a not-for-profit trust of national eminence

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