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M.A. in Social Innovation

Élisabeth-Bruyère School of Social Innovation

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The MA program provides two options:

  1. Thesis option : five compulsory courses; two optional courses; Thesis (INS7997 and INS7999).
  2. Courses option : three compulsory courses; six optional courses; Research (INS6101 or INS6102).

THESIS OPTION

Compulsory Courses (15 units)

  • INS5101 Theoretical Foundations of Social Innovation (3u)
  • INS5301 Planning a Research Topic (3u)
  • INS5302 Issues in Social Innovation (3u)
  • INS5303 Design and Social Innovation (3u)
  • INS5304 Research Internship (3u)

Optional Courses (6 units)

6 units from:

  • INS5102 Self-Management and Workplace Democracy (3u)
  • INS5103 Collective Action Strategies and Discourses (3u)
  • INS5104 Technology in Social Innovation (3u)
  • INS5105 Organizational Consolidation and Transformation (3u)
  • INS5106 Public Institutions, Funding and Partnerships (3u)
  • INS5107 Social Innovation and Management (3u)
  • INS5108 Selected Topics in Democratic Management (3u)
  • INS5109 Selected Topics in Social Action (3u)
  • INS5110 Selected Topics in Critical Thinking (3u)
  • DVM5100 Understanding International Development and Globalization (3u)

With prior approval of the director of Graduate Programs, students will be able to take either a Graduate Course (3u) offered in another program or another university or a Directed Readings Course (INS5901 Directed Readings / Lectures dirigées (3u)).

Research

  • INS7997 Thesis Proposal / Projet de thèse
  • INS7999 Master’s Thesis / Thèse de maîtrise

COURSES OPTION

Compulsory Courses (9 units)

  • INS5101 Theoretical Foundations of Social Innovation (3u)
  • INS5302 Issues in Social Innovation (3u)
  • INS5303 Design and Social Innovation (3u)

Optional Courses (18 units)

  • Self-Management and Workplace Democracy (3u)
  • INS5103 Collective Action Strategies and Discourses (3u)
  • INS5104 Technology in Social Innovation (3u)
  • INS5105 Organizational Consolidation and Transformation (3u)
  • INS5106 Public Institutions, Funding and Partnerships (3u)
  • INS5107 Social Innovation and Management (3u)
  • INS5108 Selected Topics in Democratic Management (3u)
  • INS5109 Selected Topics in Social Action (3u)
  • INS5110 Selected Topics in Critical Thinking (3u)
  • INS5111 Internship (3u)
  • DVM5100 Understanding International Development and Globalization (3u)

Practical Research (3u)

3 units from :

  • INS6101 Advanced Practical Seminar: Diagnosis and Recommendation (3u)
  • INS6102 Incubation of a Project in Social Innovation (3u)

With prior approval of the director of Graduate Programs, students will be able to take either a Graduate Course (3u) offered in another program or another university or a Directed Readings Course (INS5901 Directed Readings / Lectures dirigées (3u)).