MBA in Social Impact

MBA Social Impact

The MBA in Social Impact equips mission-driven leaders to confront complex societal challenges using the tools of business innovation. It features instruction from groundbreaking leaders in the social impact sector and real-world practice at promoting social transformation through inclusive leadership, entrepreneurship and systems design.

Program Details:


CROSS-SECTOR SOLUTIONS APPROACH: Program focus on the importance of relationships transcends traditional boundaries among the public, private, and nonprofit spheres to drive systems level change.

CURRICULUM EMBEDDED IN PRACTICE: Residencies, courses, and integrated learning opportunities are organized into thematic blocks for a comprehensive deep learning experience.

POSITIONED FOR IMPACT: Residencies are convened in Center City Philadelphia at the heart of a city that is forging the impact economy.

TRAILBLAZING FACULTY: Courses are designed by teams of industry experts and thought leaders in social enterprise, systems entrepreneurship, and social impact research.

ENDURING LEGACY: The MBA in Social Impact has its roots in Eastern’s MBA Economic Development, a storied program with over 30 years of history and alumni in over 70 countries.

LIFETIME RELATIONSHIPS: Cohort-based residencies foster professional networks of support, synergy, and transformative collaboration.

EXCEPTIONAL VALUE: The MBA-Social Impact is a 36-credit best-in-class academic experience for less than $30,000 total tuition.


The MBA in Social Impact is for current and aspiring social entrepreneurs; business professionals in sustainable enterprise, corporate citizenship, and community relations; nonprofit/NGO executives; public officials, philanthropic and impact investment directors, and leaders of churches, community development agencies and other mission-driven ventures.

Dual Degree Option

The MBA in Social Impact can also be paired with a Master of Divinity degree from Palmer Theological Seminary.

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