University of Southern California

Program Overview

This program is the first of its kind at a U.S. business school and is among the very few graduate degrees available worldwide that directly addresses social entrepreneurship. The program curriculum includes an exploration of the field of social enterprise and practice in feasibility analysis, impact investing, cause-related marketing, environmental sustainability, and global social impact.

The MSSE will give you the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to launch a social enterprise or play a key leadership role in an existing one. These enterprises may be stand-alone ventures or embedded in existing organizations.

Based in the Marshall School of Business and hosted by the Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab, the MSSE offers you a solid business foundation to create lasting social change.

Degree at a Glance

  • 26 units
  • One-year, full-time program, with option to complete part-time in one and a half, two, or three years.
  • Two rounds of applications (May 1 & June 1)
  • Flexible schedule accommodates working professionals