Innovate, build, and scale your impact over 8 months.

Special Extended Deadline: December 1, 2016.

Our comprehensive, hands-on curriculum arms you with the most cutting-edge social impact tools and frameworks, ensuring that you maximize your impact.


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Learn tools that you can apply immediately.

Together with Penn Faculty and world-class social entrepreneurs, gain the time-tested tools you need to make an impact. [/su_column][/su_row][su_row][su_column size=”1/5″][/su_column]

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Put your ideas into action.

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Join a powerful community.

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The program is built around you.


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Engaged learning, online and offline

This isn’t your average online course. In fact, it’s not even an online course. Get access to 8 online courses over eight months and come to Penn’s campus for a weekend of learning. [/su_column][/su_row]



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Designed to be learned at your own pace

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Regular One-on-One Sessions with Experts

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Weekly Group Discussions

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We got you covered.

Making sustainable social impact is multifaceted, which is why this program is as well. You will apply learnings across a broad spectrum of topics and concepts.

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Receive the Program Viewbook:  CSIS 2019 Viewbook (59 downloads)

Learn more about the program through detailed course descriptions, student testimonials, and faculty bios.

Executive Brochure

We support people with big ideas.

Quality applicants for the Executive Program come from all industries. We encourage you to apply if any of these apply to you:

[su_icon_text color=”#238ebc” icon=”icon: check” icon_color=”#d2e9f1″ icon_size=”40″]You want to launch or grow a social enterprise and want sustainable tools to help you build your business.[/su_icon_text]

[su_icon_text color=”#238ebc” icon=”icon: check” icon_color=”#d2e9f1″ icon_size=”40″]You want more out of your current role and are looking for a reboot, a boost of creativity, and tested approaches of bringing social impact in your work and world.[/su_icon_text]

[su_icon_text color=”#238ebc” icon=”icon: check” icon_color=”#b2d9ea” icon_size=”40″]You’re considering a career change and want to learn new skills from industry leaders to help you decide how to start and where to look.  [/su_icon_text]

[su_icon_text color=”#238ebc” icon=”icon: check” icon_color=”#a2d1e5″ icon_size=”40″]You want to be part of a network of accomplished, like-minded professionals from across diverse industries (for-profit, non-profit, government, board members).[/su_icon_text]

[su_icon_text color=”#238ebc” icon=”icon: check” icon_color=”#d2e9f1″ icon_size=”40″]You want a structured yet flexible program that will give you new skills, experience and expertise to pursue your passions.[/su_icon_text]

See what our students are saying.

Who better to explain what the Executive Program provides than our alumni? Take a quick look at the two videos below to hear what they have to say about the program and our global community.


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Best and Brightest in the Industry

Leading Penn faculty and seasoned social entrepreneurs guide your learning, blending the best in academic and field insights. Here are just a few.

[su_photo_panel color=”#1d90bf” border=”1px solid #ebebeb” shadow=”0px 0px 1px #eeeeee” radius=”5″ photo=””]Peter Frumkin is Professor of Social Policy & Practice and holds the Mindy and Andrew Heyer Chair in Social Policy. He is Faculty Director of the Center for Social Impact Strategy and Director of the Nonprofit Leadership Program. His research and teaching focus on philanthropy, nonprofit management, and social entrepreneurship.[/su_photo_panel]

[su_photo_panel color=”#1d90bf” border=”1px solid #ebebeb” shadow=”0px 0px 1px #eeeeee” radius=”5″ photo=””]Suzi Sosa is the co-founder and CEO at Verb Inc., a global social enterprise that produces massive, innovative competitions for social entrepreneurs who are working toward solving a global problem, started in partnership with Fortune 500 companies, foundations and governments.[/su_photo_panel]

Affordable by Design.


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Register for an information session.

Over the course of a hour, hear from one of the program designers about the program and how it has developed over time. Hear answers to frequently asked questions and get a chance to ask any of your questions.


Let’s make it happen.

Special extended deadline! Apply by December 1, 2016.