Social Impact Area of Study

The need for leaders who understand and embrace diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) is stronger than ever. Our social impact programs will equip you with the tools and knowledge to make a difference in the lives of the people around you – locally, regionally and globally.

Find a Program

Cambridge College offers professional certificates as well as bachelor's and master's degrees in this area. Additionally, a number of our master's degrees have options for social impact concentrations, including business ethics and compliance, DEIB, corporate social responsibility, ethical management, and social entrepreneurship.

Explore all of Cambridge College's future-forward social impact programs. Learning modalities vary by program and include: online (async), remote (Zoom), on-campus and hybrid.

Social Impact Career Outlook

A career in social justice allows professionals to actively contribute to creating more equitable and inclusive environments while fostering positive social change.

Social impact and DEIB initiatives enhance organizational effectiveness by leveraging the strengths and perspectives of a diverse workforce, leading to increased innovation, creativity and overall performance.

Jobs in social impact can range from ethics and compliance officers and consultants to internal auditors and regulatory affairs managers.


Median annual pay for compliance officers*

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics, on the Internet at (visited December 11, 2023).

Our Mission at Work

Cambridge College is dedicated to instilling a collective impact of racial equity, diversity and social justice where equal opportunities and equitable outcomes exist for all. This commitment to social justice and inclusion is the bedrock of our mission and comes to life through our Racial Equity and Social Justice Initiative (RESJI).

Learn More about our commitment to RESJI