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Does Online Education Have the Power to Change the World?

An online degree from a university committed to social change can lead to transformation.

Whether you choose to work cross-country, across the ocean, or in your own neighborhood, an online education can give you the tools to make the world a better place.

You can start your journey with a degree from an accredited online university committed to social change and global exchange—an institution with an international student body that can further enrich your academic experience and broaden your perspective.

Does Online Education Have the Power to Change the World?

The Value of Online Courses

The best online colleges bring adult learners together in virtual classrooms to learn from one another. Learning about what works in Nigeria, Ireland, or the next state over can help you develop a vision for change in your community and beyond. Walden University’s students hail from across the United States and from countries around the world.

“I think especially with my Executive MBA, having the exposure of other students from the U.S. actually has widened my scope and helped me to see the world in a different perspective,” says Marlene Fung of Canada, who received her Executive Master of Business Administration from Walden.

Social Change: More Than a Motto

Many top online universities build a commitment to social change into their foundations. Walden’s core mission is to help students transform into scholar-practitioners who can effect positive social change. Online PhD, master’s degree, bachelor’s degree, and certificate programs can help you develop innovative ideas to advance your passion. These online programs provide an opportunity for adult learners at a range of levels to have the chance to expand their world-changing capacity.

Another sign of an accredited online university’s commitment to social change is having a Certified B Corporation® designation. Walden is a Certified B Corporation®, meaning it has completed a certification process conducted by the U.S.-based nonprofit B Lab®, which determines if a company has met rigorous standards of social and environmental impact, accountability, and transparency. Walden says its decision to become a B Corp was simple: “We believe we have a responsibility to make the world a better place.”1

Make Your Difference

Online education opens up the world. Walden designs its virtual campus with maximum flexibility for working professionals like you. With Walden’s online learning platform, you set your own schedule, logging in when and where it’s most convenient.

Walden’s wide range of online degree programs and certificate programs can help you shape and scale your vision for the future. And several of Walden’s master’s degree programs offer a specialization in Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation, another option for professionals who want to create meaningful change in their communities.

Pursuing a degree can change your life. And with the knowledge and skills you gain from an online education, you can change the world.

Walden University is an accredited university offering a variety of degree programs and certificate programs online. Expand your career options and earn your degree using a convenient, flexible learning platform that fits your busy life.


Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission,