Corporate Mentorship Program — NEC Corporation

Course Objectives

This CMP Special Course aims to offer students a chance to understand how technology plays a key role in social change and innovation in emerging markets such as India through the involvement of public services. Students will learn how to develop strategic planning skills and put these skills into practice in a business setting in order to solve social problems in emerging markets.

NEC Corporation is a leading Japanese multinational information technology and electronics company, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. It provides IT and network solutions to business enterprises, communications services providers and to government agencies. NEC aims to help solve a wide range of challenging issues and to create new social value for the changing world.

CSC e-Governance Service India Limited is a Special Purpose Vehicle (CSC SPV) incorporated under the Companies Act, 1956 by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology Government of India, to monitor the implementation of the Common Services Centers scheme (CSCs**).

In this course, students will learn about NEC’s journey in India via the case study, highlighted with feedback and insights from actual NEC executives. Also, by overseeing the development, challenges and opportunities of the case, students then build on this knowledge, in groups, come up with their own recommendation plans to help NEC to leverage its technology’s strengths to the social development in India.

* Common Services Centers (CSCs) are a strategic cornerstone of the Digital India Programme. CSCs are the access points for delivery of essential public utility services, social welfare benefits, healthcare, financial, education and agriculture services, to citizens in rural and remote areas, thereby contributing to a digitally and financially inclusive society. It is also known as “Internet Café” in India.

Course Details

Programs: Full-time MBA, Part-time MBA
Discipline: Special Courses
Course Level: Specialized Courses
Required/Elective Course: Elective Course
Number of Credits: 1.0
Report: Day 4
Hours Per Class: 3 hours
Class Capacity: 30 (Part-time MBA)

*Due to the characteristics of the course, application of the substitute class and leave of absence system is not available.

 

Recommended Preliminary Courses

  • Critical Thinking
  • Strategy
  • Marketing I
  • Accounting I

Theme/Reading Materials

  • NEC Vision Book 2020-NEC Vision Book 2020
    https://www.nec.com/en/global/about/vision/pdf/vision2020_en.pdf
  • Additional readings regarding NEC-CSCs, which will be uploaded to the Virtual Campus by the instructor.

For the 2019 course, please click here!

Faculty

Suzuka Kobayakawa
Suzuka Kobayakawa
Creation, Critical and Analytical Skills
Can business solve social issues? Can social impact and financial returns be compatible? If so, how? We go through these questions in the social venture field where markets have failed and government aid has fallen short for the most part. There is no absolute answer on how, and it’s up to you to figure out how you tackle the social issues you’d like to resolve.