Pogrammes offered at the Institute of Social Ministry

  • Programme Name
  • Doctor of Philosophy for Social Transformation
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Programme Description

Social transformation involves a new organization of all social economic, cultural and technological identities involving women, minorities, professionals and communities in order to improve human dignity and social justice. Social transformation means creative strategic influence and collective decision for realisation of human rights. Africa at the present time is setting down the foundations of the future shape of its societies. It is of crucial importance to train professional leadership in the area of governance, economic planning, social policy, mass organizations for the rural and urban poor, and advocacy groups on how to bring about social transformation for sustainable development.

Areas of specialization

Management, security and sustainable peace, sustainable development, governance ministry and social entrepreneurship

Uniqueness of the Programs

  • The only doctoral programs specially tailored on social transformation.
  • Interdisciplinary approaches: Social Sciences, Social entrepreneurship, Ministry, natural sciences and humanities.
  • It integrates theory and action into an organic praxis with the aim of social transformation.

Key Competences

  • Carry out high quality research
  • Facilitate and advocate for transformation
  • Teach in institute of higher learning
  • Disseminate and publish research findings
  • Design relevant models in the areas specialization

Duration

3 years

  • PhD in Social Transformation
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Programme Description

Social transformation involves a new organization of all social economic, cultural and technological identities involving women, minorities, professionals and communities in order to improve human dignity and social justice. Social transformation means creative strategic influence and collective decision for realisation of human rights. Africa at the present time is setting down the foundations of the future shape of its societies. It is of crucial importance to train professional leadership in the area of governance, economic planning, social policy, mass organizations for the rural and urban poor, and advocacy groups on how to bring about social transformation for sustainable development.

Areas of specialization

Management, security and sustainable peace, sustainable development, governance ministry and social entrepreneurship

Uniqueness of the Programs

  • The only doctoral programs specially tailored on social transformation.
  • Interdisciplinary approaches: Social Sciences, Social entrepreneurship, Ministry, natural sciences and humanities.
  • It integrates theory and action into an organic praxis with the aim of social transformation.

Key Competences

  • Carry out high quality research
  • Facilitate and advocate for transformation
  • Teach in institute of higher learning
  • Disseminate and publish research findings
  • Design relevant models in the areas specialization

Duration

3 years

  • MBA Global Business and Sustainability – Social Entrepreneurship Track.
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Programme Description

 Why join the Program

  • Concrete business opportunities
  • Degree from the Catholic University of Milan, Italy
  • International recognition and reputation
  • Innovative Formula
  • Mentorship
  • Local based with international exposure

Uniqueness of the program

  • A unique and flexible blend of class lessons, distance learning and coaching to help MBA participants to apply what they learn to their business while running their business and work.
  • Three (3) Intensive Boot camps: full time classroom and networking sessions,
  • Six (6) Long weekends every six weeks: full time classroom and networking sessions.
  • Eight (8) Distance Learning Sessions: C0aching, online lessons and delivery of business assignments.

Duration

  • 15 months
  • MA in Social Ministry
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Programme Description

Why join the Program

MA in social transformation is first masters in social transformation in Africa. It is designed to address the contemporary problems that hinder transformation of the continent. The different areas of specialization provide the students the competencies to design innovative and workable solutions to solve problems in their focus areas.

 Areas of specialization

Organizational Management, security and sustainable peace, sustainable development, governance and ministry.

 Uniqueness

Attention to transformations in the African continent though well framed in a globalized world

  • Interaction and complementarity between  of religion and science
  • Strong attention to the ethical values and spirituality for social
  • Interaction between theory and practice for the building of competencies.
  • Graduation in two years
  • Pluralisms in classes: gender, religions, professions, theorists and practitioners.
  • Global and international breath and exposure

 Key Competences

  • To provide transformative leadership skills in the areas of specialization
  • Design and implement relevant policies, strategies and system in their areas of specialization
  • To mobilize resources and initiate projects and provide leadership for the sustainability of the organisation
  • Provide consultancy services in their areas of specialization
  • Engage in advocacy for social transformation particularity for the marginalized.

 Duration

  • 18 Months
  • BA in Sustainable Human Development
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Programme Description

Why join the Program?

The program educates action oriented agents of social transformation, with a focus on human and sustainable development within ministerial perspectives.

Uniqueness of the Program

  • Become agents of Social Transformation.
  • Growth in person development.
  • Open up to new opportunities & careers.
  • Gain professional skills & competency to serve your community and society.

Key Competences

  • Community Development
  • Project Management
  • Justice-peace & Reconciliation
  • Research and Analysis

Duration

3years

  • Diploma in Civic and Development Education
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Programme Description

Why the Diploma in Civic Education?

To form agents of social transformation and awaken the consciousness of the community towards linking development and civic education.

Key Competences

  • To become professional community educators, dealing with civic and development issues, as they continue with their current occupation.
  • To become development agents employable in NGOs and projects.
  • To start their own development project or community based initiatives.

Duration

18 years

  • Diploma in Social Ministry
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Programme Description

Why the Program?

To change the community attitudes from dependency to self-reliance.

To facilitate community projects sustainability and infuse faith perspectives to community development.

Uniqueness:

  • Blending theory and field practice
  • Flexible mode of delivery- blending distance and classroom learning
  • Close follow up of students in the implementation of their development projects

Key Competences

  • To facilitate community participation in development.
  • To upgrade community projects towards sustainability.
  • To tap the resources and capabilities of the community towards social transformation.
  • To develop active pastoral approaches.

Duration

18 months

  • Diploma in Social Entrepreneurship
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Programme Description

Why Diploma in Social Entrepreneurship?

The Diploma is designed to equip learners with skills for initiating and upgrading informal or/and stagnant income generating activities into effective small social enterprises and social business.

Key competencies

  • Implementation of business idea
  • Growing and scaling current business
  • Effective business management

Uniqueness:

  • Flexible mode of delivery- blending distance and classroom learning
  • Immediate application of the knowledge to the business
  • Coaching service

Duration

This is a 2-year program offered in a distant learning format. This format allows learners to continue working while studying.

  • Diploma in Sciences of Human Development
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Programme Description

Training practitioners able to contribute to social transformation through participation in projects of integral human development; animation and accompaniment of communities in the process of their own development; running awareness raising activities; facilitating popular and civic education; integrating social ministry with their own profession.