The most important job of a business should be to improve society.*

*Based on an 18-country study conducted by the World Economic Forum.

About the Program

Benerd College's MA in Leadership, Leading for Social Impact is a 26-month program intended to cultivate and support current and rising leaders. The program will develop skills and perspectives to enact ethical and sustainable change in one's community, organization or beyond. Students in the program will engage in hands-on, authentic experiences, both locally and globally, to develop their leadership skills.

Unique Program Outcomes

  • The only MA in Leadership, Leading for Social Impact program offered in California

  • All instructors are current practitioners in the field

  • Projects are geared towards real-life application to social impact initiatives

Social Impact Highlights

26-month program

Hybrid format*

International experience
built-in to the program
 

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Course Sequence

Year 1, Fall

  • LEAD 260 — How to Change the World
  • LEAD 261 — Design Thinking for Social Impact

Year 1, Spring

  • LEAD 262 — Understanding Social Impact and Change
  • LEAD 221 — Facilitation of Projects and Initiatives

Year 1, Summer

  • LEAD 263 — Global Social Change*
  • LEAD 220 — Creativity and Ideation

Year 2, Fall

  • LEAD 201 — The Ethical Leader
  • LEAD 210 — Action Research

Year 2, Spring

  • LEAD 200 — Leading in Diverse Contexts
  • LEAD 265 — Reflective Practice for Leadership and Change

Year 2, Summer

  • EDU296S — Integrative Capstone for Social Impact

Mission and Vision

The Mission of Benerd is to prepare thoughtful, reflective, creative and collaborative professionals for service to diverse populations through personalized and transformational learning experiences.

Our Vision is to cultivate hubs of innovation and learning by empowering passionate leaders in Northern California and beyond.

Values

  • Personalized and Transformational Learning: For students from all backgrounds and experiences who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of individuals and communities. 
  • Strength-based Community Focus: We build upon the strengths of our region by working within our diverse communities to be a true partner in helping Northern California realize its full potential.
  • Innovation and Learning: In everything we do, we explicitly focus on fostering hubs of innovation and learning throughout Northern California, which will serve as living models for how educators can partner with their communities to influence real change.
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Benerd College
209.946.2683 Benerd@pacific.edu

3601 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, CA 95211