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Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing

Harness the power of entrepreneurship to drive social innovation

In today’s interconnected world, entrepreneurs are finding creative ways to contribute to the social good. Increasingly, businesses are incorporating social and environmental impacts into their decision-making and long-term planning. The social entrepreneurship and impact investing concentration trains future business leaders to take on these challenges directly.

Students in this concentration engage in rigorous coursework and pursue career-building opportunities through internships, fellowships, and team consulting projects, putting them in an immediate position to take their careers to the next level. Graduates of the social entrepreneurship and impact investing concentration are prepared to lead social impact initiatives across a range of contexts, from founding an organization with a social mission, to working on corporate social responsibility agendas to managing an impact investing portfolio. 

Concentration Chair: Michael Appell, MA’79

“Today’s leaders in corporations and social ventures have to manage a new, ‘triple bottom line.’ Beyond the financial bottom line, they’re responding to the social and environmental returns that result from their business activities.”

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