Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab
The Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab is a Center of Excellence at the USC Marshall School of Business. It houses the Master of Science in Social Entrepreneurship (MSSE) program, which provides students with concrete business skills as the foundation with which to address critical global issues from a solutions-based perspective.
A hub for social impact entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship, BSEL works with students across USC—not just at Marshall. We host a variety of mentorship opportunities, as well as academic degree programs—all of which emphasize a cohort experience. BSEL Undergraduate Impact Scholars pairs undergraduates with social impact professionals who are leaders in their field. BSEL Research Scholars supports a deepening understanding of who entrepreneurs are, how they thrive and what we need to do to make their impact measurable and sustainable. We also support undergraduates interested in our social entrepreneurship minor.
Annually, we host the Jacobson Family Sustainable Impact Lecture Series for our students, alumni and local community. The six-part series introduces exceptional individuals breaking barriers in their fields to create social impact. Recent lectures highlighted how businesses are innovating affordable housing models and how the private sector is using A.I. to innovate fields like building efficiency or agriculture.
Alumni have founded dozens of successful businesses including Rebundle, Beamlink, Peruana Sauce, Pulp Pantry, UMEED, Green Pines Media, RxLA and EcomAmor. Whether you’re interested in changing an existing business or building a new one, we’re here to provide the tools, guidance and connection to make it happen. Many of our students are career changers—individuals who were on one path and realized they want to make a change in order to make a greater difference.