M.A. Blended

Global Leadership & Social Innovation (Part-Time Hybrid)

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Advance your leadership capacity and management skills to tackle global social and environmental challenges.


About Global Leadership & Social Innovation (Part-Time Hybrid) at School for International Training

Today’s most pressing issues transcend international borders and need interculturally competent leaders with global mindsets to tackle unmet social and environmental needs. The MA dives deep into the interdisciplinary fields of leadership, management, and social innovation to provide students necessary skills to ignite local and global transformation.

This two-year, part-time degree allows mission driven professionals to remain at their current jobs while preparing to step into leadership roles or launch new organizations or enterprises with innovative approaches to social change.

Get inspired and equipped to become a changemaker and bridge-builder across cultures and political boundaries, find new ways to create value, and bring positive contributions to communities and sectors you care about. Up-and-coming leaders will learn about social innovation and unique processes, ideas, products and programs led by governments, social enterprises, nonprofits, and public-private partnerships that creatively tackle the most pressing global challenges.

The degree blends online learning with two summer residencies. Start with a residency at the SIT Vermont campus where you will meet cohort peers, network with other SIT graduate students, and visit local initiatives working toward social and environmental change. During the second residency in New Delhi and Rajashtan, India, you will have access to leaders and organizations catalyzing change in areas related to artificial limbs, public defecation, ethical manufacturing, waste management, and rural education.

The rest of your coursework will be done with your cohort online, taking five to six credits per semester to study global challenges, social innovation, social entrepreneurship, design thinking, research methods, strategic planning, social impact, leadership, and management for social change.

An MA in Global Leadership & Social Innovation will allow you to deeply understand global challenges, find inspiration in socially innovative ideas and ventures, and contribute to positive social impact in the nonprofit, government, corporate, or philanthropic worlds.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Global Leadership
  • Social Innovation
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Theory

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Tuition Fee

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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