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MBA students interested in social enterprise can access resources, take elective courses, and participate in activities in other areas of Columbia Business School and Columbia University. Below are links to centers and programs across the University that are relevant to major and selected areas within social enterprise:

Major Areas

Columbia University Links

Non-Profit & Public Sector Management

Executive Education: Executive level Programs in Social Enterprise (formerly known as Institute for Not-for-Profit Management [INM])

School of Continuing Education: Fundraising Management Program

Social Entrepreneurship

Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center, including the Entrepreneurial Greenhouse Program and other initiatives

Research Initiative on Social Entrepreneurship (RISE)

International Development and Emerging Markets

Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business and the Chazen Web Journal

The Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD)

School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and see SIPA's concentrations

The Earth Institute and Center for Globalization and Sustainable Development

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) / Sustainability

The Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics, and Individual, Business and Society (IBS) curriculum

The Earth Institute including Center on Capitalism and Society, Center for Research on Environmental Decisions and Center for Environment, Economy and Society

Columbia Law School's Center for Climate Change Law (CCCL)

Center for Environmental Research and Conservation (CERC)

SIPA's Environmental science and policy (MPA)

Center for the study of human rights

Other Selected Areas / Industries

Community Development

The Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate

Urban Planning Program

School of Social Work


Mailman School of Public Health and Center for Global Health and Economic Development


Teachers College

Center for Public Research and Leadership

Renewable Energy / Energy

The Earth Institute

SIPA's Environmental science and policy (MPA), International Energy Management and Policy courses and Center for Energy, Marine Transport and Public Policy

Arts Management

Teachers College: Arts Administration

Public Interest Law

School of Law: Center for Public Interest Law

For other areas and academic programs please refer to the Columbia University Web site. Information about electives and dual degrees can be found on the Columbia MBA admissions Web site.

Information about Environmental Stewardship on campus at Columbia University can be found online.


2014 Social Enterprise Conference

Millennials Rising: What's Next for Sustainability?

When: October 31, 2014,
8:30 am-6:00pm

The Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036
Between 45th and 46th Streets
New York, NY 10036

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The annual Social Enterprise Conference at Columbia Business School brings together thought leaders from across private, nonprofit, public, and academic sectors to share best practices, debate critical issues, and collaborate on innovative concepts to inspire change. Through interactive sessions, keynote speakers, workshops, a pitch competition, and networking opportunities, the conference presents guests with the opportunity to partake in the most important business and societal conversation of this new era. For updates on speakers and sessions, please visit the conference website.

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Summer Fellowship Program

Microfinance models help women of Burkina Faso

Read about the experiences of our summer fellows as they help create social and environmental value.


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