Social Enterprise Curriculum

Social Enterprise reflects the converging challenges that managers face today as they strive to be socially responsible global leaders in their chosen fields. Social Enterprise was created by Kellogg in 2005 to provide a rigorous, relevant experience for students interested in the intersection between management and society across all organizations and industries. Social Enterprise is focused on building leadership skills and awareness to help Kellogg graduates be socially responsible global leaders.

In today’s global society, individuals move among sectors, often participating in multiple sectors simultaneously. A good example of this phenomenon is a management consultant serving on the board of a local nonprofit or a finance professional working with a microfinance entity. Accordingly, Social Enterprise draws on Kellogg faculty from multiple disciplines — distinguished scholars in political economy along with other Kellogg experts who have a significant research interest in social enterprise, ranging from social psychology to public policy, social enterprise and non-profit management. Our faculty has developed the Social Enterprise curriculum to give students the skills to manage successfully in a variety of for-profit corporation positions including management consulting, corporate social responsibility, financial services and consumer products; nonprofit organizations such as educational institutions, social service agencies or consulting firms; and governmental entities including local, state and federal agencies.