Teaching social innovation

The Cambridge Centre for Social Innovation delivers high-quality teaching in a range of degree programmes and in executive education.

Master of Studies in Social Innovation

Executive Education programmes

Other social innovation teaching

Master of Studies in Social Innovation

The Master of Studies (MSt) in Social Innovation is a part-time graduate programme that is taught over 2 years. It welcomed its first cohort of students in 2016. The first year includes online learning coupled with 4 residential weeks in Cambridge, while the second year is based around a research dissertation.

The programme fosters an environment for critical dialogue about the most deep-rooted social issues and the different ways of addressing them. Through interactive workshops, case studies, and engagement with subject experts and practitioners, students examine concepts, theories, frameworks, and emerging ideas for enabling social innovation in the public, private and social sectors in different parts of the world. 

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Social Innovation in Executive Education 

The School’s flagship Executive Education division offers high quality custom and open-enrolment courses for senior executives from businesses, non-profits, and government institutions. Social Enterprise and Impact-Driven Business is our first Executive Education programme in a suite of social innovation offerings.

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Other social innovation teaching

Social innovation features across the School’s internationally-renowned degree programmes – including the:

Cambridge MBA

Executive MBA

Master of Finance

Executive Master of Accounting

Student achievements

United Nations vehicle with soldiers.

Two papers co-authored by Cambridge Judge academics using social innovation approaches to solve defence issues will be presented at a military conference in the US this month. The first outlines suggested improvements to the United Nations (UN) deployment decision-making process, and the second addresses under participation of Asian American Pacific Islanders in the United States Air Force.

Sandra Ool.

The experience of working-class people in elite institutions like banks is far more nuanced than the fish-out-of-water conventional wisdom, finds paper by Sandra Ool, a graduate of the Masters in Social Innovation (MSt 2020) programme at Cambridge Judge.

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A research paper by a recent graduate of the Masters in Social Innovation programme at Cambridge Judge Business School is published by CERN. A research paper on social innovation labs written by a recent graduate of the Masters of Studies in Social Innovation degree programme at Cambridge Judge Business School has been published in the CERN IdeaSquare Journal of Experimental Innovation. Author Claudia Marcelloni was a member of the first class of the MSt in Social Innovation, enrolling in 2016 and graduating in 2018, and the published paper closely follows her thesis paper for her degree. The paper entitled "The 3 T's framework of social innovation labs" describes how social innovation labs differ from other innovation labs in three significant ways – in their use of: Time to let ideas germinate Techniques to listen and learn Tools to generate and test ideas. "(Social innovation) labs create a process that harvests the individual's expertise and experience of being part of the system it aims to innovate," the peer-reviewed journal article says. "In order for this process to take place…it is important to build a safe space for collaborating." This need not be a specifically designed physical space, "but the space in…