MBA Concentration in Social Change
Make improving the world your business.
Clark’s MBA concentration in Social Change is a rare opportunity to develop the specialized knowledge needed to effect positive environmental, social, and economic change throughout the world.
A unique collaboration between Clark’s GSOM and International Development, Community, and Environment (IDCE) department, the program fosters a vibrant intellectual exchange between the GSOM and IDCE communities. You’ll take advanced courses on topics ranging from microfinance and ethical investing to grant writing and conflict negotiation – and you’ll build the skills required of leaders in every sector of the economy: private, public, and nonprofit.
A Vital Exchange
IDCE professors are experts on development and the environment. They bring the latest research and professional experience into the classroom, providing special insight on the social, political, environmental, and technological forces that shape communities. The diverse perspectives of IDCE faculty and students will enrich your education, and your own ideas and experiences will inspire your professors and classmates.
Clark goes far beyond teaching students about responsible business practices, offering a broad range of courses that match your unique interests. You can explore the possibility of working in a nonprofit organization or government agency while learning about the issues that matter most to you, from workers’ rights to climate change. Whether you picture yourself heading the social accounting office of a major corporation or establishing a social venture to help alleviate poverty, at Clark you’ll build creativity and confidence to change the world in the way you envision.
A concentration in social change will give you the advantage in today’s competitive job market, no matter where you choose to apply your skills. By participating in special internship opportunities, you’ll learn to work effectively in the context of formal institutions, civil society, markets, and technology.
The MBA in Social Change is open to both full-time and part-time students. New students are admitted in the Fall (September) and Spring (January) semesters.