The Rise of Social Entrepreneurship


The Rise of Social Entrepreneurship: Transforming Students into Change Agents

New and growing programs at U-M are driving social innovation and transformation in various fields including education, health, environment and enterprise development. Anchored in U-M’s top schools and colleges, most programs require a multidisciplinary approach and are open to all.

As the leading public research university, providing benefit for the greater good is part of our DNA at Michigan. And over the past several years, programs geared specifically toward social innovation and entrepreneurship have grown, mostly driven by student demand and in some cases even developed by students themselves.

“There are so many different opportunities available at the University of Michigan; different competitions, different races-to-the-finish on finding a solution for something. I really admire this program and that it allows people to come to a conclusion or solution after many months of searching for it.” Mikaela Rodkin, MBA/MS Candidate, University of Michigan, Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, and participant in the Innovation in Action competition.

Read more about Michigan’s programs and the student organizations that support this ecosystem.