Social Innovation Initiative

Social Innovation Initiative

Social Innovation Initiative

McCombs School of Business McCombs School of Business

About The SI INITIATIVE

At Social Innovation @ McCombs, our goal is to inspire and educate future generations of leaders to create economic value for their organizations while also creating positive social and environmental impact.  Global challenges such as climate change, poverty, inequality, lack of access to healthcare and education, are too vast and urgent for governments or the social sector to solve alone.  For businesses, sound economic reasons exist for supporting their communities and providing stewardship of the environment.  Social Innovation at McCombs' interdisciplinary courses and programs provide our community of learners the knowledge and practical opportunities to work across sectors to effect positive change.

SI pursues our goals in four primary ways:

Curriculum

Curriculum

SI coursework encourages leadership and expertise in our students; your SI education will focus on:

  • Sustainable business solutions
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Health management
  • Social sector development
  • ESG and Impact Investing
  • Generalist or self-crafted programs of study

SI coursework is complemented by internships, consultancy projects, local and international service projects, guest speakers and many other unique opportunities for learning and engagement.

Outside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Innovation and social change won't happen in a vacuum, so we offer our graduate and undergraduate students a number of ways to get involved outside of the classroom:

  • Student organizations
  • Study abroad opportunities
  • On and off-campus events
  • Competitions
  • Internships
  • Global trips
  • Domestic treks

Collaboration

Collaboration

Working with others is a central element of SI’s vision. We offer a number of opportunities for students to engage with faculty and business professionals, as well as the innovators, researchers, and community leaders who make up our broad network of collaborators.

Careers

Careers

Launching careers and fostering long-term success are two important ways SI amplifies our impact in the business world. McCombs’ Career Services staff encourages our students to explore a broad range of employment opportunities and fosters student-employer relations that lead to internships and full-time opportunities.

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