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Become a Changemaker!
Our curriculum follow an applied-learning approach to social impact and social entrepreneurship strategies. We have developed a curriculum that integrates organizational and community scenarios and simulations, assignments that bring case studies to life and brought in practitioner faculty provide you mentorship and coaching. Students will leave this program with more than just a degree, but an extensive network and a life changing experience and that will prepare them to be Changemakers in their company and community.
Are you a Changemaker or Social Entrepreneur that is dedicated to creating positive and sustainable impact within your community? What about a Social Innovator that is interested in developing creative and realistic solutions to tactical common problems that are plaguing our society? The M.A. in Social Impact serve to teach, coach, train and equip its students with the skills and confidence needed to affect positive change in their community and social enterprise. Be prepared to develop plan and execute your solution, while also venturing into unexplored territory and advancing your professional network. Be the catalyst for new social endeavors in your community or organization and make a deference.
Make a Difference by becoming a Changemaker
The M.A. in Social Impact teaches you to envision and implement
programs that generate positive and sustainable impact within your
community—and beyond. If you are an emerging leader with an
entrepreneurial spirit, the M.A. in Social Impact can help you develop
the social justice, social entrepreneurship, and human rights perspectives
you need to be the catalyst for new social endeavors in your community.
This online master's degree in Social Impact aligns with the mission of Claremont Lincoln University to educate leaders capable of reaching across differences to create a more just and sustainable world. In this program you will learn:
Social Impact Literacy: Synthesize the history, heritage, and context of social change and innovation for application to current world problems.
Interpersonal Communication: Develop and demonstrate the interpersonal and engagement skills necessary for effective leaders in a global community or organization.
Social Leadership: Function as mindful humanistic change agents and empathetic leaders skilled and knowledgeable about how to catalyze and sustain changes in social systems.
Resource Models: Develop resourcing strategies built on current market principles and procedures.
Social Evaluation: Develop and employ evaluation and learning approaches to gain visibility on and adapt efforts for systems change and social innovation.
Action Research: Research, analyze, and determine appropriate methods and contemporary strategies for designing and implementing initiatives that generate positive social impact.
Certificate and Professional Development
Graduate Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship: Social entrepreneurship is defined as any innovative initiative that is designed to address social problems that have not been adequately addressed. While the goal of social entrepreneurship is to create a better society, it is not necessarily inconsistent with making a profit. In fact, there is a growing recognition that societal problems require partnerships involving business, government and the nonprofit sector. Therefore, social entrepreneurship requires innovative, even revolutionary, business approaches that achieve sufficient scope and scale to be effective.
Nonprofit Executive Leadership Certificate: This certificate is designed to meet the professional needs of senior-level managers and emerging executives of nonprofit and public organizations. The curriculum is designed in a cohort format to promote skill-building and peer networking among seasoned leaders. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will receive a Nonprofit Executive Leadership Certificate from the CLU's Social Impact Center of Excellence.
If you are not degree-seeking or are currently a Claremont Lincoln University student, you can complete our online registration form. For more information about getting your degree at Claremont Lincoln University, call: (909) 667-4400 or E-mail:
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