To be truly sustainable, today’s development projects must be designed with future generations in mind. Learn how to create forward-thinking projects that connect stakeholders, stimulate innovation, and make progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals in this popular new Master’s course.
Learn by doing, through case studies, workshops, and group exercises
Exchange ideas with international students and faculty
Engage with experts from the ILO and other international organizations
An international approach is applied to the contents and methodology of this Master's course, as well as to the composition of the faculty. Participants will acquire the theoretical and practical knowledge and professional skills necessary for operating in the context of social innovation and social entrepreneurship for development and growth. They will be exposed to international approaches and practices with a view to better understanding their social innovation impacts and the rise of hybrid organizations. The Master provides a set of methods and tools for designing innovative solutions within the framework of the SDGs by looking into recent changes and trends in the major economic regions of the world. 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 and to stimulate interaction with the resource persons and among participants.
The programme is intended for: - officials and/or professionals working in the public and private sectors, 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 degree (minimum three years) and fluency in English.
The course prepares students to become leaders in sustainable social innovation endeavors.
Students adopt a human-centered approach to digital transformation and its effect on the future of work.
This intensive, year-long course focuses on social development policies and principles of the future.
The course merges theoretical and practical learning methodologies that are designed to engage and motivate students.