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The B.I.S in Social Entrepreneurship prepares students to become agents and leaders of social change through innovative startups and existing social enterprises. This joint program between the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies and the Robinson College of Business gives students the opportunity to draw on coursework spanning both the entrepreneurship/business and nonprofit worlds. In addition, students choose from a host of courses across the university that relate to different social issues.
Our B.I.S in Social Entrepreneurship was created not only to tackle the most complex problems, but to help students become better employees, entrepreneurs, and leaders. Students will be the decision makers, leaders, problem-solvers, critical thinkers, and inspiration to others. The program prepares students to recognize and practice their role as “change makers,” and to develop their own solutions to social challenges as successful business leaders.
Students in the program are involved in co-curricular activities and internships that will give them experience of working in and the opportunity to interact with current social enterprises, gaining practical knowledge of the field and exposure to the diverse employment opportunities. Students will leave this program with the business formation knowledge needed to launch a social entreprise at any point in their career.
The B.I.S in Social Entrepreneurship, combined with participation in co-curricular experiences, will prepare students to:
- Describe social, economic, and environmental issues, and their interconnectedness.
- Assess and employ leadership strategies with the intent to benefit others.
- Explain how to incorporate entrepreneurship and management practices into nonprofits, social enterprises, government and for-profit organizations.
- Explain how to invent and implement novel solutions to social needs and problems and to collaborate across disciplines.
- Apply the process of design, start, manage, and lead enterprises that benefit people and the planet in a financially stable way.
- Design innovative and effective public relations and marketing campaigns for organizations and use appropriate research.
- Create and implement evaluation plans that measure effective organizations along with desired outcomes.
- Apply the process of problem solving within startups, nonprofits, government, and business.
There are no admission requirements above the requirements for admission to the University for enrollment in the B.I.S. program in Social Entrepreneurship.
Program Financial Information
There are no additional fees other than the tuition and fees charged by the University for enrollment in this program.