Eastern University Offers New MBA in Social Impact

Philadelphia, PA - Eastern University is excited to announce a new MBA in Social Impact as the latest offering in the College of Business and Leadership. The program is designed to equip mission-driven leaders to confront complex societal challenges using the tools of business innovation. 

Featuring instruction from groundbreaking leaders in the social impact sector, the new MBA in Social Impact promotes social transformation through inclusive leadership, entrepreneurship, and systems design.

Courses in the new program are designed by teams of industry experts and thought leaders in social enterprise, systems entrepreneurship, and social impact research. Students will benefit from scholar-practitioner faculty like Dr. Christa Lee-Chuvala, whose research in the economics of social transformation has been enhanced by her years of experience in both community development and international development fields, including serving as the co-executive director of the Boston Faith & Justice Network.

While the MBA in Social Impact is a new offering, it has its roots in Eastern’s MBA Economic Development, a storied program with over 30 years of history and alumni in over 70 countries. 

The first MBA cohort will begin classes September 5, utilizing an online format with one residency in Philadelphia per semester. Interested applicants should visit eastern.edu/social-impact to learn more. 


Eastern University is a Christian university enrolling approximately 3,300 students in its undergraduate, graduate, professional, seminary and international programs. The University’s main campus is located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia at 1300 Eagle Road in St. Davids, PA. Eastern’s core values of faith, reason and justice are woven into all of its educational programs. For more information visit eastern.edu or contact Kelly Goddard: kelly.goddard@eastern.edu.