[Open enrollment] Non-Degree Program “Creating and Managing Social Impact”


We are pleased to announce that Shizenkan University is now accepting applications for non-degree students.


Application Guidelines


[Non-degree program]

The non-degree program is a system that allows non-Master’s students to take some of the courses offered by Shizenkan’s Professional Master’s Program on a course-by-course basis. Students who complete the coursework can earn credits. The course being offered this time is “Creating and Managing Social Impact.” Other courses will be offered in the future (please refer to the bottom of this page).



[Course description]

In this course, students will explore the intrinsic significance and value of creating, sustaining, and scaling social impact, as well as the methods used to do so. Further, we will discuss what roles “social-impact-first” organizations like nonprofit organizations (NPOs) and social businesses play in society and how they can contribute to maximize social impact. This will be achieved by examining case studies and taking part in discussions with leading social entrepreneurs.



Prof. Masataka Uo
Vice President, Shizenkan University


[Guest Speakers]

 Izumi Matsuzaki Tomo Hamakawa
 Certified Nonprofit Corporation Nationwide Children’s Cafeteria Support Center, Musubie Founder and CXO, Earth Company, Indonesia





Course name Creating and Managing Social Impact
Course period Saturday, January 13th, 2024 – Saturday, March 2nd, 2024
Language English
Number of slots Approximately 2 
Format On campus (in person) and online
Deadline for the application Monday, December 18th, 2023 by 12:00pm
Number of credit 2 credits
Selection period Tuesday, December 19, 2023 – Friday, December 29, 2023 (Document screening and interview)
Fees 230,000 JPY (Non-Degree Program registration fee of 30,000 JPY and Tuition fee of 200,000 JPY)



[Voices from the past program participants]

This course made me even think of exploring new career options outside my current field.(Class of 2023)
It was an eye opening opportunity for me to change the way I had been thinking. I learned a lot from the lectures and all the guest speakers, and was given many insights from the realities of social activities that I could hear from researchers. I strongly recommend this class to everyone.(Class of 2023)



[Class schedule]

Session 1 Saturday, January 13, 13:00-16:15 Why do Nonprofit Organizations and Social Businesses Matter in Our Society?
Session 2 Saturday, January 20, 13:00-16:15 Structuring Social Issues: Workshop
Session 3 Saturday, January 27, 13:00-16:15 Empathy and Social Innovation
Session 4 Saturday, February 3, 13:00-16:15 Social Impact Investment and Envisioning the Future of the Impact Economy
Session 5 Saturday, February 10, 13:00-16:15 Scaling and Managing Social Impact: Dragon or Phenix?
Session 6 Saturday, February 17, 13:00-16:15 Evidence-based Social Innovation
Session 7 Thursday, February 22, 18:30-21:45 Best Practices of NPOs and Impact Businesses
Session 8 Saturday, March 2, 13:00-16:15 Thinking About Your Life and the Future of Society


Register now



[Other Non-degree Courses Offerings]

Course Name Language Course Start Date Announcement Period
Creating and Managing Social Impact Japanese January/March


November 2023
Leadership and Negotiation Japanese January/March


November 2023
Leadership and Negotiation English January/March


November 2023



Contact us
Admissions Office, Graduate School of Leadership & Innovation, Shizenkan University
Address: Nihonbashi Takashimaya Mitsui Building 17F
2-5-1 Nihonbashi Chuo-ku Tokyo 103-6117 Japan
Tel: +81-3-6281-9011
E-mail: admissions-non-degree@shizenkan.ac.jp



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