When the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship was founded at Oxford’s Saïd Business School in 2003, it was one of the first business-school centers of its kind, leading the way in Europe. The students who received Skoll Scholarships for their social impact-focused track records were anomalies in classrooms filled with hopeful consultants, bankers, and accountants. Over the years, many universities around the world have opened social innovation or social entrepreneurship centers, and a focus on social impact has moved from the sidelines to the mainstream of many business education programs. In the Oxford MBA course, and many other programs around the world, students are signing up for business degrees to increase their capacity as leaders who can reshape the way nonprofits, social enterprises, and private sector organizations positively impact the world.
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