Rolfe Larson offers a nice sampling of graduate school programs in the U.S. focused on social entrepreneurship or social innovation.
Many of these programs are tied to a business school, which can really help when you bring your great social change idea to the marketplace. And if you’re already mid-career seeking an advanced degree in social enterprise, there are many opportunities to do that as well.
Here’s a sampling of some well-regarded programs:
Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business has an Executive Program in Social Entrepreneurship. Details at http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/exed/epse/index.html
Harvard University’s MBA program has a social enterprise component and several CEU programs that specialize in social enterprise. Details http://www.hbs.edu/socialenterprise/
Duke University’s Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at the Fuqua School of Business has what I consider to be the best professor in the field, Greg Dees. Details at: http://www.caseatduke.org/
Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) has a Master of Arts in Social Entrepreneurship, with a mixture of classroom and online education. Details at: http://gsep.pepperdine.edu/masters-social-entrepreneurship-and-change/
Bainbridge Graduate School specializes in online programs with short stints, with an MBA program emphasizing social justice and environmental sustainability. Details at: http://www.bgi.edu/
Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the Kelley School of Business offer a Social Entrepreneurship certificate program. http://kelley.iu.edu/mba/academics/socialEntrepreneurship.cfm