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Social Innovation (Master of Arts)

Social Innovation (Master of Arts)

Learn to adapt business principles to solve real world problems

Refresh your perspective and address social challenges at the liberal arts college ranked No. 1 Most Innovative in the country.

This is graduate studies for forward thinkers.

  • Develop valuable knowledge in a broad variety of fields, from technology and public policy to entrepreneurship and non-profit work.
  • Master digital skills necessary for effective project management using emerging technology.
  • Prepare for a number of careers that require advanced social innovation skills: non-profit management, digital strategy for civic service, community planning, grant & financial development consulting, public health administration, government communications, urban development, etc.
  • Gain the expertise required to create new solutions for social change through non-profit, government, or business ventures.
The Agnes Scott College Social Innovation Master of Arts degree program prepares students who have an interest in creating a more socially just world by applying business principles to solving complex social problems. Through a blend of courses that take an interdisciplinary approach to social innovation, students gain an in-depth understanding of the connections among social, environmental, and economic systems and acquire the skills necessary to address the world’s toughest challenges—from poverty and globalization to climate change and urbanization. Influenced by Agnes Scott’s commitment to “supporting the development of leadership skills and community service experiences needed to become effective contributors to one's family, profession and to society and world citizenship,” students will learn how to think and act in the following areas:
  • Understanding Issues: gaining knowledge and appreciation for various theories across disciplines and knowing how to apply them to real-world situations;
  • Mastering Frameworks: learning the fundamentals of social innovation;
  • Communication: communicating effectively with diverse groups of people through skilled oral and written means; and,
  • Experiential Learning: developing and using research tools, course projects and fieldwork to address complex problems; learning how to use these experiences to make informed decisions, to influence policy and/or to affect social change.