Participants in the Executive Program for Social Entrepreneurship
Executive Program in Social Entrepreneurship

Executive Program in Social Entrepreneurship

Take your social enterprise to the next level in this program designed to help entrepreneurs refine their innovations and leverage their impact.

Key Benefits

Leveraging in-class lectures, discussions and exercises led by Stanford MBA faculty, the Executive Program in Social Entrepreneurship gives you:
  • A richer understanding of how to integrate organizational mission and strategy
  • An enhanced understanding of the mechanisms, opportunities and challenges of social entrepreneurship
  • Practical methodologies such as design thinking to spur innovation and solve real, complex problems
  • A strengthened ability to grow an organization while sustaining the culture
  • An international network of brilliant social innovators across nonprofit, public, and private-sector boundaries

Who Should Attend

  • Experienced leaders of social initiatives or organizations.
  • While the educational and professional backgrounds may vary across participants, all attendees hold a high impact role at their organization

2021 Program Dates TBD


In-person|Stanford GSB

Qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis. Early applications are encouraged.


Application is not yet available

Program Fee

Calculated on a sliding scale based on the operating budget of the organization:

Less than $1M | $5,000

$1M – $10M | $7,000

Greater than $10M | $10,000

This subsidized program fee includes tuition, single-room accommodations, all meals, and course materials during the program.

Payment is due upon admission. Your space is secured upon receipt of full payment.


Certificate of completion


Brett Cicerone
Director, Programs
Executive Education
Video Introduction
byStanford Graduate School of Business
Faculty director Sarah Soule shares how the Executive Program in Social Entrepreneurship enables participants to advance their mission forward by refining their innovations and leveraging their impact.

Learn More About the Program


Explore our carefully designed curriculum, and go deeper with select course descriptions or a sample schedule.

Application Requirements

Review all eligibility requirements, and learn about the application process.

Participant Profile

Learn more about our past participants, and find out if the program is right for you.

Faculty Leadership

Sarah A. Soule
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
  • Director, Executive Program in Social Entrepreneurship
  • Co-Director, The Innovative Health Care Leader: From Design Thinking to Personal Leadership
  • Co-Director, LGBTQ Executive Leadership Program
  • Director, Stanford LEAD Online Business Program

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