Students may choose to focus their elective coursework on a particular social-innovation field, such as economic opportunity, environmental sustainability, health, or education. They can also shape their academic efforts based on their preferred approach to social impact: e.g., responsible business, social entrepreneurship, nonprofit leadership, social impact funding, or public policy.
The certificate is evidence of a student’s preparation for and commitment to addressing public issues. It serves as an important signal to future employers.
Students who wish to pursue a certificate must complete a minimum of PM/SI elective units in relevant pre-approved courses and satisfy a distribution requirement.
Miller Social Change Leadership Award
Each year, students who meet the certificate requirements qualify for the Miller Social Change Leadership Award, honoring MSx and second-year MBA students for their contributions to the Stanford GSB social innovation community through their outstanding leadership and commitment to social and environmental action.