Across all seven schools, Stanford has a valid portfolio of courses relevant to social entrepreneurship.

Project-based courses: where you can work on your social venture idea.

Lecture-based, skills and framework courses: to develop basic skills necessary to launch and grow an organization, or to help with funding a social venture or supporting social entrepreneurship in other ways.

Lecture-based, field overview courses: to get a broader landscape view of a particular domain or approach to social impact


The listed communications courses include personal communication skills valuable in pitching your social venture idea, and broad topics such as the media role in social impact.


course & name


skills for social impact

context & process of change

Argumentation and Persuasion (COMM 123)

Not Offered This Year


Digital Media Entrepreneurship (COMM 140 (COMM 240))

Not Offered This Year


Media Processes and Effects (COMM 108)



Global Entrepreneurial Marketing (MS&E 271)

Winter, Spring


Last updated on September 23, 2014. All courses are subject to change. Check with Stanford Explore Courses for the latest information. Consult with your department for credit and degree information.