Master in Social Innovation for Sustainable Development 2021-22


 
 
Introduction to the Master

With a global faculty and participants, this Master will challenge candidates' current beliefs and notions of social innovation, developing a new understanding of its principles and tools. Global trends show that, with the COVID-19 crisis, social exclusion, youth unemployment, migration, climate change and the problems of an ageing society are escalating. As they explore the implications of different models, participants will acquire tools and techniques for anticipating change and responding to complex situations in their respective fields. Social innovators and entrepreneurs are expected to play a crucial role in the implementation of the 2030 SDGs in the medium term. Government agencies are encouraged to seek out "the best social innovations" in their programmes. The entrepreneurs of tomorrow are required to use their new models to achieve results and scale their services, including public-private partnerships. Throughout the course, participants will be supported in the development of a specific project that will constitute their final thesis. During the classroom-based period, academics, practitioners and other resource persons will use lectures, case studies, laboratories, group work and practical exercises to strike a balance between theory and practice.

Who attends this Master?

The Master is intended for: officials and/or professionals working in the public and private sectors and for UN agencies, foundations and NGOs; recent university graduates from developing and developed countries; people working or interested in social innovation and social entrepreneurship and related research; members of cooperatives. The essential requirements for admission are a university bachelor degree (minimum three years) and fluency in English.

What are the topics?

The Master prepares students to become leaders in sustainable social innovation endeavors.

  • Innovation for sustainable development
  • Leadership, collective intelligence, and creativity
  • Social business, finance, and impact evaluation
What will I learn?

Participants will acquire tools and techniques to anticipate change and respond to complex situations in their respective relevant fields. A crucial role for social innovators and entrepreneurs in the implementation of the 2030 SDGs is expected in the medium term. Government agencies are encouraged to seek out “the best social innovations” in their programmes. Entrepreneurs of tomorrow are requested to use their new models to achieve results and scale their services, including public-private partnerships.

What will I be able to do?

Students learn how to design the social development policies and principles of the future.

  • Design responsive solutions to societal challenges that fit the 2030 Agenda framework
  • Foster collaboration, through partnerships and networks, that spark public action
  • Analyze the social impact of innovative sustainable development projects

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