MAER : Master of Arts(Entrepreneurship)

Programme Type DEGREE
Mode Open Distance Learning
School School of Vocational Education and Training
Duration 2 Years
Medium ENGLISH
Specialization Entrepreneurship
Description

Aims and Objectives    

The aim of the the programme is to impart knowledge, skill and competencies to start one’s own business venture. To achieve the aim, the programme will focus on various aspects of startup, innovation and soft skills which are essential for the successful entrepreneur. The objective of the programme is to:

  • Develop competencies among graduates in initiating business enterprise
  • Facilitates successful and profitable operations of the enterprise
  • Enable managerial skills for setting up of new enterprise
  • Develop interpersonal skills and adopt good leadership behavior for empowerment of self and others

It has been designed to provide competency-based education to the youth in the area of entrepreneurship with an aim to turn ideas into an entrepreneurial venture. This programme will enable learners for critical thinking and problem solving by integrating theory with practice and case studies. Successful entrepreneurs will share their experiences through innovative blended learning and experiential learning approaches.

Exit option: Student per suing this programme will have the option to exit from the programme after successful completion of first year courses of two semesters (32 credits) with a PG Diploma in Entrepreneurship

Instructional Design 

The programme will be offered as per instructions being adopted by the University (IGNOU). The University follows a multi-channel approach for instructions. It comprises a suitable mix of self-instructional printed material, audio-video programmes transmitted through Radio and Doordarshan/Gyandarshan, face-to-face counseling at Study Centers by academic counselors, web based academic support, assignments, Gyan Darshan Channel, EDUSAT, Gyan Vani, Gyan Dhara, eGyankosh and SWAYAMPRABHA.

 Target Group

The programme will be able to cater the needs of those who intend to make their career as an entrepreneur to be associated with research and would like to update their existing knowledge and skills in the field of enterprise.   

 

Eligibility

Bachelor degree in any discipline or its equivalent from a recognized University/Institution

Fee Structure

Rs.15000/- for full Programme, to be paid @Rs/7500/- per year. Registration fee of Rs.200/- is applicable at the time of admission

Programme Coordinator Dr. Asha Yadav, Phone: 011-29571645, Email: ashayadav@ignou.ac.in. Dr. R S P Singh, Phone: 011-29571649, Email: rspsingh@ignou.ac.in

Course Details



Semester

Title of the Course

Course Code

Credits

Theory/ Project

First

Business Environment

MER-001

 

4

Theory

 

Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship

MER-002

 

4

Theory

 

Business Ideation and Opportunity Identification

MER-003

 

4

Theory

 

Business Development and Entrepreneurial Competencies

MER-004

 

4

Theory

 

 

 

 

 

Second

IPR & Technology Commercialization

MER-005

2

Theory

 

Management of New and Small Enterprises

MER-006

4

Theory

 

Government Initiatives & MSME Development

MER-007

2

Theory

 

Finance & Accounting

MER-008

4

Theory

 

Project-1

MERP-001

4

Project

 

 

 

 

 

Third

Marketing management

MER-009

4

Theory

 

Organisational Management and Labour Relations

MER-010

4

Theory

 

Start Up, Incubation and Business Ethics

MER-011

4

Theory

 

Business Research Methods & Applications

MER-012

4

Theory

 

       

Fourth

IT and Entrepreneurship

MER-013

4

Theory

 

Innovation and Strategic Management

MER-014

4

Theory

 

Social Entrepreneurship

MER-015

4

Theory

 

Project II

 

MERP-002

4

Project

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