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This unique programme brings expertise from the latest insights in social innovation research with LSE’s tradition for academic excellence, alongside practical learnings from our network of socially-focused organisations worldwide, into the classroom.

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2:1 degree or equivalent in any discipline


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Sofia

Taking the design course has given me the confidence to pursue my dream of using business to fight poverty. I've been involved with the course since its pilot year, when as an undergraduate I was part of a student group that collaborated with the Management department in its design. I had the privilege of auditing it in 2009 and 2011. It was a very special experience for me to be part of a group of students who are all so bright and motivated to make a real difference in the world. Following the progress of my former classmates always puts a smile on my face - it is clear that the design course has influenced the career paths of so many of us. The course covered topics with a fascinating approach blending economics, Lean Startup, ethnography and social sciences, and included an opportunity to experience fieldwork with an organisation in an emerging market or to pursue a project with a forward-thinking corporate. To me, the experience was very typical of LSE as a whole: a place that encourages exploring radical ideas and getting engaged in interesting initiatives, while anchoring you with a sense of pragmatism and real-world ambition.

Since graduating, a group of LSE friends and I founded an award-winning social enterprise in Kenya called Sokotext. The business model has since been replicated by my co-founders in Colombia with huge success. Today, I am pursuing a career in scaling business-based approaches to poverty alleviation as the Marketing Director of San Francisco and Kenya-based mobile lender Branch.co. We are using the power of data to make credit available via smartphones to the financially excluded in emerging markets and within our first year have reached over 100,000 customers.

The entrepreneurial journey is neither easy nor straightforward, but the satisfaction of forging your own path and creating a positive impact in the world makes it all worth it. It is so fulfilling for me to be able to pursue a career where I can utilise my skills and efforts towards a greater purpose, and I am grateful to the Professors at LSE for encouraging me throughout the years. I truly believe that we can end poverty in our lifetimes, and that we will do it through business.

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