Beyond Grey Pinstripes

     

Institutes & Centers

     

The Social Enterprise Program

Business School Housing?: 

Yes

Number of Faculty: 

20

Contact Name: 

Raymond Fisman

Contact Email: 

rf250@columbia.edu

The Social Enterprise Program advances the understanding of how management can contribute to society and the environment and develops the next generation of social enterprise leaders. The program supports a broad range of activities that help expose students to the breadth and depth of social enterprise, help students develop a perspective on how to apply business skills to social enterprise endeavors, and help align personal and professional values to navigate careers that result in social benefits to a broader community.

The program is a resource for all students and alumni, whether they seek a career in the field, have an interest in volunteering or serving on a nonprofit board, or simply want to learn more about social innovations in business. An array of elective courses are tailored to specific career interests, including nonprofit and public sector management, corporate social responsibility and sustainability, international development and emerging markets, and social entrepreneurship. A wide range of activities organized by the program and by such clubs as the Social Enterprise Club, the International Development Club, and others, offer MBA students exposure to exciting social innovations happening in all sectors of business.