The adoption of social innovation has been rapidly spurred in scholarly research. With interest and demand growing, here are a few of the best social innovations or related master’s programs to advance your degree and your career path along with it.
The University of Oxford: The University of Oxford is the oldest educational institution in the world, and its MBA program at the Saïd Business School offers social entrepreneurship courses that cover international social entrepreneurship, strategy & innovation, and design and development. The Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at the Saïd Business School also offers five fully-funded MBA scholarships to individuals invested in social innovation.
University of Pennsylvania: The Wharton School offers an MBA/MSW in the Center for Social Impact Strategy, focused on providing students with the resources they need to bring their innovative ideas for social good to fruition. They educate, inform, and inspire the leaders who are meeting the world’s complex challenges, advancing business practice, and driving economic growth at a global scale.
Stanford University: At the Stanford Graduate School of Business, there’s Center for Social Innovation and Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, to educate the future leaders of social and environmental change. It allows students to approach their area of interest in the social sector with leadership through a social enterprise/business approach.
Harvard University: The Social Enterprise Program at the Harvard Business School offers courses such as Leading Social Enterprise and a Field Course: Social Innovation Lab, which aims to educate, support, and inspire leaders across all sectors to tackle society’s toughest challenges and make a difference in the world.
Yale University: At the Yale School of Management, the Program on Social Enterprise (PSE) provides students with an understanding of how to use their business skills and market knowledge to create social solutions, to harness business skills and markets to achieve social objectives.
London School of Economics and Political Science: Their Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship program aims to develop critical academic views and how to design, launch and scale-up successful entrepreneurial ventures with social goals.
Except for those world-top social innovation programs, there are still several initiatives that offer Social Innovation Master programs.
Design for Social Innovation: MFA Design for Social Innovation at the School of Visual Arts in New York is the first MFA program at the intersection of design, social innovation and enterprise. Their two-year program focuses on the application of the design methodologies to solutions for complex human problems, such as poverty, climate change, planetary health, food insecurity, injustice, inequity and human health.
University of San Diego: Their Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies offers MA in social innovation, which gives them skills to develop sustainable, scalable solutions to tackle humanity’s urgent challenges, whether that leads to growing their own social impact startup or leading innovative programs in an established organization.
EDHEC Business School: It is the top 20 business school, and the MSc in Creative Business & Social Innovation will teach students to develop a better understanding of complexity and globalization, also the competency to make a positive impact in the world.
Copenhagen Business School: They offer MSc in Business Administration and Bioentrepreneurship and Innovation in Health Care, besides, they have the Social Entrepreneurship (S-ENT) Research Cluster, which brings together 15 scholars from different departments, to facilitate interdisciplinary related research across the whole of CBS, and enhance the impact of S-ENT research at CBS.
Roskilde University (RUC): They offer a 2-year Master of innovation, entrepreneurship, intended to produce graduates who can lead social innovation and entrepreneurship processes in socio-economic enterprises, civil society organizations and other organizations that aim to address social (and green) societal challenges at local, national and international levels.
Hope you have found a program that fits you better and please contact us if you know of any that we haven’t listed here. Thanks and good luck!
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