Education

MSc Public Policy & Human Development
Specialisation in Social Entrepreneurship and Public Policy

 

How can you and I become impactful change-makers and make a living through practising social entrepreneurship? How can social entrepreneurship be leveraged to tackle contemporary global challenges? How can novel public-private partnerships, entrepreneurial ventures, social enterprises, NGOs and civil society cooperate and coordinate for sustainability?

The specialisation in Social Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, under the coordination of Prof Shyama V. Ramani, offered as part of our Master’s programme in Public Policy and Human Development, aims to provide students with knowledge and practical experience to mobilise and manage entrepreneurial processes to tackle contemporary global challenges, as embodied in the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The specialisation in Social Entrepreneurship and Public Policy is one of the seven specialisations offered within the Master of Science in Public Policy and Human Development, a one-year double-degree programme run by United Nations University-MERIT and Maastricht University in Maastricht, the Netherlands.

This track provides students with knowledge and practical experience to mobilise and manage entrepreneurial processes to tackle contemporary global challenges, as embodied in the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As these goals are very diverse and their dynamics are varied, this track offers a wide exposure to solution designs for societal challenges. Between the four courses, all the 17 SDGs are covered. Students are introduced to transdisciplinary approaches drawing upon social sciences, behavioural sciences and environmental studies.

Key study topics: Entrepreneurial processes · Financing social enterprises · Action research for social entrepreneurship · Policy experiments to attain the UN sustainable development goals · Economics of strategic alliances

For more information about the course contents and features of the programme, please see here.