Social Innovation Curriculum

The Stanford GSB social innovation curriculum educates leaders to spearhead global social and environmental change.

The curriculum provides students the opportunity to focus in a particular 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.

Social Innovation Learning Model

Personalize Your Coursework

The Center for Social Innovation offers a curriculum to address the needs of students at various stages of awareness of and commitment to social innovation work:

  • We design for the first-time exploration of social innovation ideas.
  • We equip students with the tools and frameworks they need to make a successful transition into mission-driven work.
  • We support students coming from the field of social impact in developing their leadership potential to maximize their personal impact and that of their organizations.
  • We empower aspiring social entrepreneurs through the entrepreneurial journey.
Students Working Together
Course Highlight

Apply engineering and business skills to design product or service prototypes, distribution systems, and business plans for entrepreneurial ventures that meet the challenges faced by the world's poor.

Teaching Faculty & Lecturers

The General Atlantic Professor
The George G.C. Parker Professor of Finance and Economics
Lecturer in Business Strategy
The Economics of Technology Professor
Lecturer in Management
Assistant Professor of Finance
Professor of Law, Emeritus, Stanford Law School
Assistant Professor of Finance
The Edmund W. Littlefield Professor of Management
The Herbert Hoover Professor of Public and Private Management
Lecturer in Management
Lecturer in Management
Lecturer in Management
Lecturer in Management
Lecturer in Management
The Adams Distinguished Professor of Management and Professor of Finance
Lecturer in Management
Lecturer in Economics
Lecturer in Management
Professor of Political Economy
The John S. Osterweis Professor of Finance
Lecturer in Management
Lecturer in Marketing
The Walter Kenneth Kilpatrick Professor of Organizational Behavior
Lecturer in Management
The Marriner S. Eccles Professor of Public and Private Management
Dean’s Fellow
Lecturer in Management
Lecturer in Organizational Behavior
The Charles A. Holloway Professor of Operations, Information & Technology
The Atholl McBean Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resources
The William R. Timken Professor of Accounting, Emeritus
Professor of Operations, Information & Technology (by courtesy)
The Ernest C. Arbuckle Professor of Economics
Lecturer in Management
Professor of Organizational Behavior (by courtesy)
The Adams Distinguished Professor of Management, Emeritus
Lecturer in Management
Research Scholar, Freeman Spogli Institute
Lecturer in Management
Denise O’Leary & Kent Thiry Professor, School of Humanities and Sciences
Lecturer in Management
Holbrook Working Professor in Commodity Price Studies in Economics, School of Humanities and Sciences
Adjunct Professor in Accounting and Finance
Lecturer in Management
The Martha Meier Weiland Professor of Medicine and Professor of Bioengineering, School of Medicine