A practice field for 21st century leaders to design, lead, innovate and manage enterprise activity to close the gap between intention and action in aligning enterprise aims with global goals.
Established 20 years ago, the international graduate programs in Creative Enterprise Leadership at Pratt Institute bridge the disciplines of business management and creative leadership. The programs prepare future leaders that are reflective, strategic, and collaborative to design, lead, innovate and manage enterprise activity and take on critical global challenges.
The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Design Management and Arts and Cultural Management degree education embeds the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs or Global Goals) throughout the curriculum and its program level learning outcomes. Participants are assessed against their ability to apply the SDGs in a “Triple Bottom Line by Design and Culture” framework to lead innovation and transformation. Anchoring the work of our programs is our recently published book, Leading As If Life Matters: An Invitation to Attend A Future of Our Own Making (2021).
The Programs partner with the Pratt Institute Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment and the Pratt Earth Action Week Initiative to develop co-curricular, interdisciplinary programs including faculty collaboration, joint research, and shared community work to advance experiential education and community service participation with an emphasis on the Global Goals.
The strategic intent of our Creative Enterprise Leadership Action Learning Network is to deepen our network of over 1,800 graduates, faculty and partners from around the world who are ‘leading as if life matters.’ The network connects our innovative global leadership education to a larger audience through knowledge sharing, experiential learning and applied research focused on achieving the Global Goals. Our Catalyst Platform hosts conversations with thought leaders and exchanges cases to shape best practice. Our Leader Learning Journeys connect curriculum to our dynamic world by inviting program participants, alumni, faculty and learning partners on an eight-day trip to experience, reflect and experiment with innovative creative enterprise in local contexts. We have studied together now in Ireland, Japan and Spain. Our applied research projects focus on closing key knowledge gaps and designing pathways and strategies to tackle the climate crisis and equity crisis.