This program will be offered online!

This program has been converted to an online course: AEM 3380 Social Entrepreneurs, Innovators, and Problem Solvers.

Featuring the same faculty and rigorous Cornell education as the on-campus version, this three-credit course will run June 22–July 10, 2020.

This course will be offered asynchronously using VoiceThread, which means you'll view the class slides and lectures at a time of your own choosing (all lectures will be available 24/7), respond to discussion prompts via recorded video or audio, and complete your assignments within a scheduled time frame. VoiceThread allow us to maintain the interactive nature of a live class and makes it possible for students to work in groups. You will be able to meet with the professor or teaching assistant at a mutually agreed-upon set time.

To enroll, review the course description, read about online courses and follow the registration steps.

Note: As part of your application for this program, you'll be expected to answer this additional essay question: Describe a social issue that concerns or inspires you and why? (Your answer should be in English and should not exceed 250 words.)

Please contact us if you have questions.

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Transform yourself & the world

"There is no passion to be found playing small—in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living." – Nelson Mandela

This highly interactive, award-winning program tackles nothing less than helping you identify your hopes, dreams, and plans for transforming yourself and the world. The course is fast-paced and largely discussion-based

Under the leadership of Dr. Anke Wessels, you'll learn the fundamental principles for solving problems, fostering innovation, and creating change—and you'll then apply this knowledge to your own social venture.

Recognized as one of the 10 best social entrepreneurship courses in the country, this popular offering has won several awards from the Ashoka Foundation, a global association of the world's leading social entrepreneurs.

It is offered through the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, part of Cornell's SC Johnson College of Business, and is affiliated with the university-wide Entrepreneurship@Cornell program.

Note: The application for this program requires one additional essay.

International students: Due to the volume and complexity of the reading material, we recommend this program for students who have earned a 103 or higher on the TOEFL exam and at least a 7 on the IELTS exam.