Why we chose it: A leading researcher on social entrepreneurship, Stanford publishes The Stanford Social Innovation Review, a quarterly magazine and website. During winter and spring breaks, 15 to 20 students go on the school's popular service learning trips, which take them to places around the globe to participate in social entrepreneurship and community programs. The winter 2007 itinerary included Thailand and Cambodia, where students worked on developing employment alternatives to jobs in the sex trade. For established social entrepreneurs, Stanford now offers five executive education programs in social entrepreneurship, the newest of which is Business Strategies for Environmental Sustainability. "The goal is to provide people who are already great leaders in the field with some of the jewels that business programs provide their students," says lecturer in management Rick Aubry.
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