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Master of Arts in Social Entrepreneurship and Change


Masters in social entrepreneurship and MA in social entrepreneurship - Pepperdine GSEP

Make an Impact on Social Justice

The Master of Arts in Social Entrepreneurship and Change program will prepare students to work in social activism and entrepreneurship, to become better leaders in their industry, or to pursue doctoral studies.

Program Overview

Program Length / Units

1.6 years / 40 units

Unit Cost


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Campus Location

West Los Angeles / Online Hybrid Program (Please note that your campus of choice cannot be guaranteed. Campus offerings are contingent upon availability and subject to change.)

Designed for both working professionals and full-time students alike, this online hybrid program equips students with the critical knowledge, skills, and resources to lead and effect change in their organizations, local communities, and across the globe. As social entrepreneurs, students learn to examine complex social problems and to create sustainable market-based solutions. As impactful leaders, students learn management practices such as formulating strategies, implementing programs, and creating marketing campaigns. In the second year of the program, students participate in a global exchange experience in a developing country, and the program culminates in a social enterprise capstone project.

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Program Benefits

  • Prestigious program at the #46-ranked university in the US*
  • Outstanding faculty, recognized experts, scholars and clinicians
  • Cohort model designed for strong peer support and lifelong professional relationships
  • Small class sizes providing a supportive learning environment and meaningful student-faculty interactions
  • Hybrid format with 60 percent face-to-face and 40 percent online instruction
  • Global exchange experience creates a well-rounded global perspective of social, economic, and community issues
  • Capstone project provides a firm professional next step after completion of the program
  • Extensive networking opportunities through our alumni network with more than 20,000 professionals

* U.S. News & Report, Best Colleges Rankings, National Universities 

Career Outcomes

A master's degree in Social Entrepreneurship and Change is valuable in many professional settings, including corporations, non-profit and governmental organizations, and higher education institutions. After earning your degree, you may pursue employment in a variety of mission-seeking roles, including:

  • Director of Education
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Program Director
  • Marketing Manager
  • Director of Development

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • The average annual wage for Marketing Managers was $145,620 in 2017
  • The average annual wage for General and Operations Managers was $123,460 in 2017
  • The average annual wage for Human Resources Managers was $123,510 in 2017