Some Social Entrepreneurship Grad Programs

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

 

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