Μεταπτυχιακό τμήμα - Master στην Θεσσαλονίκη από το DEI College

MA in Social Innovation

Programme Overview

This postgraduate degree combines disciplined academic work with the actual practical development of skills related to organising and managing initiatives which have visible and measurable benefits for society and the environment. Students are given the opportunity to get acquainted with traditional theory and contemporary literature on issues of social innovation. This programme helps students improve their writing techniques for the preparation of scientific papers and for conducting research, by using modern resources provided by the European Commission, the OECD and the G8, among other sources. In this programme, students establish a sound professional profile which encompasses assets, such as skills related to:

  • the conception
  • planning
  • operational organisation
  • global networking
  • retrieval of funding
  • evaluation
  • ambitious social and economic development initiatives that provide solutions to local and regional problems by mobilising social capital and creating inclusive opportunities

The programme focuses on developing operational and academic skills to be applied to the comprehensive management of a series of seminal EU funding programmes which stress social economy initiatives:

  • European Fund for Strategic Investments (‘The Juncker Plan’)
  • INTERREG 2014-2020 (European Cross-Border Cooperation Programmes)
  • HORIZON 2020 & SME Instrument (Instrument for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises)
  • Employment & Social Innovation Programme
  • NSRF 2014-2020 (National Strategic Reference Framework 2014-2020)

This programme is for those who wish to:

  • Develop their ideas on social entrepreneurship, breaking into new markets and choosing the right investment opportunities

  • Boost their competitive advantage in business by focusing on their organisational skills and flexibility

  • Acquire knowledge and introduce concepts of high social value that have to do with innovative and bold undertakings

  • Explore private social entrepreneurship that combines profit and innovation, the kinds of social entrepreneurship practiced by nonprofit organisations and the types of social entrepreneurship applied in the public sector through initiatives that seek out funding programmes and capital to solve social problems

  • Learn how to manage issues that pertain to the increasing rate of globalisation witnessed in the world today, inequality in growth, economic uncertainty and other complex social problems, by applying an interdisciplinaryacademic approach emphasising on innovation and commercialisation in combination with social aspects

 

Structure of the Programme

This degree includes the following modules:

  • Policy and Impact of Social Innovation
  • Personal Development for Change and Innovation
  • Marketing Social Innovation
  • Social Innovation in Practice
  • Accounting and Finance in Social Innovation
  • Leadership in Social Innovation
  • Work-Based Synthesis

 

Career Opportunities

This MA in Social Innovation offers graduates and professionals in the public or private sector and in social economy institutions or social enterprises, quality opportunities for evolving academically and acquiring technical expertise. This programme helps graduates be recognised academically and professionally as prestigious and competitive experts, specialised in social innovation practices, social economy, social enterprises and social investment prospects, through EU funding programmes.

 

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