The Master of Arts in Social Entrepreneurship teaches students to use innovative business management skills to solve social problems and create sustainable, effective organizations. Students learn together in a cohort model, mentored by high quality, caring professors. Graduates from this program will be qualified to lead a nonprofit organization, advise business leaders on best practices for social impact programs or start their own social venture. The 32 semester credit program can be completed in 20 months at a tuition cost of less than $20,000.
Northwest University has distinct advantages from other schools. Our small size insures that you are an integral part of a learning community, not just a number. In each course, you will engage in experiential learning with your peers. You will be challenged to consider global perspectives. You will develop and refine a variety of relevant management and communication skills. You will learn to think critically about the complexities of leadership. You will become more competent in your ability to decide and take action. Finally, because we are a Christian institution, your learning opportunities will be centered in the context of a distinctive, ethically responsible worldview.
A “social entrepreneur” is an innovator who recognizes a social problem and uses entrepreneurial business principles to organize, create, and manage a venture to create social change. Examples of social entrepreneurship include local, national and global programs that promote literacy, economic development, housing, medical services, and counseling, as well as ministries that address spiritual needs. In this Masters level program, students learn to use business management skills to solve social problems and create sustainable and effective organizations.
Career opportunities for graduates include:
- Starting a new profit or non-profit social venture
- Leading or managing an established non-profit or ministry organization
- Serving as the executive pastor of a large church
- Advising business leaders on best practices for social impact programs
- 10 courses (32 credits)
- Cohort model
- 2 courses will be offered concurrent with the MBA program
- Each course is taken one at a time
- Only one night per week for class session (a few Saturday half-days)
- Entire program can be completed in 20 months
At Northwest University, you will start and finish the MASE program together with the same group of students. Your classroom becomes a learning community as well as a support network of trusted friends. Class starts at 6:00 pm.
A complete list of courses for the Master of Arts in Social Entrepreneurship program can be found in the Graduate Academic Catalog.
You can request more information, or speak with our Graduate Enrollment Counselor for the School of Business & Management:
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