Master of Arts in Social Entrepreneurship and Change

Master of Arts in Social Entrepreneurship and Change

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Aug 3

Classes Begin

Sep 8

The Master of Arts in Social Entrepreneurship and Change program prepares students to make a lasting difference, solve global social issues, and drive change as leaders in a wide variety of entrepreneurial, organizational, and business settings.

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Make a Difference as a Social Entrepreneur

Designed for both working professionals and full-time students alike, this online hybrid program equips students with the critical knowledge, skills, and resources to lead and affect change in their organizations, local communities, and across the globe. As social entrepreneurs, students learn to examine complex social problems and to create sustainable market-based solutions. As impactful leaders, students learn management practices such as formulating strategies, implementing programs, and creating marketing campaigns. In the second year of the program, students participate in a global exchange experience in a developing country. The program culminates in a two-term capstone project, during which each student researches and designs a social enterprise, writes a business plan, and presents their validated idea to social entrepreneur leaders in a Fast Pitch event.

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Program Benefits

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  • Prestigious program at the #46-ranked university in the US* committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values.
  • No GRE or any other standardized tests required. We offer an equitable admission process that considers your ability and commitment to succeed rather than test scores.
  • Hybrid format with 60% face-to-face and 40% online instruction is ideal for working professionals and full time students allowing you to take advantage of the best features of both face-to-face and online learning. The online portion provides flexibility, while the classroom component offers an enhanced experience, a personalized/hands-on approach, relational interaction with peers, and increased quality of learning.
  • Robust online modules feature engaging synchronous and asynchronous learning experiences.
  • Global exchange experience creates a well-rounded global perspective of social, economic, and community issues.
  • Capstone project provides a firm professional next step after completion of the program
  • Nationally-recognized faculty of scholar-practitioners with exemplary academic achievements, industry expertise, educational experience, and scholarly credentials.
  • Cohort model designed to build upon leadership skills, peer support, and lifelong relationships with colleagues.
  • Extensive networking opportunities through the SEC Advisory Board, unparalleled one on one expert mentorship program, and Pepperdine’s alumni network with more than 110,000 professionals
  • Small class sizes and a low faculty:student ratio provides a supportive learning environment, meaningful student-faculty interactions, as well as long-term professional and personal relationships.
  • Pepperdine’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology generously offers $5,500,000 in scholarships every year, with the majority of students receiving some form of financial assistance.
  • * U.S. News & Report, Best Colleges Rankings, National Universities

Campus Locations

Classes are conveniently located on our West Los Angeles Graduate Campus, close to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), and just off the 405 freeway.
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(Please note that your campus of choice cannot be guaranteed. Campus offerings are contingent upon availability and subject to change.)
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