Bachelor of Science in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship program will introduce a deep understanding of the philosophy of Dr. Muhammad Yunus’ concept of Social Business within the framework of the Agile Mindset.  Concepts and work in the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship program will include: what is the difference between Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and social business, and how social business can take CSR to the next level; what makes a social business different from profit-maximizing business and social entrepreneurship; how to design and implement a social business plan, and how social business is impacting the local, national, and global economies.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Communication: Students demonstrate effective written and oral communication including informed arguments, persuasion, synthesize complex data, and concepts.

Context: Students understand their culture in a comparative context and will recognize that their culture is one of many diverse cultures and that alternate perceptions and behaviors may be based on cultural differences; Students will use their knowledge, diverse cultural frames of reference, and different cultural perspectives to think critically and to solve problems. Students will identify ways to achieve social impact via entrepreneurship.

Quantitative: Students use quantitative and analytical methods to address unstructured business problems.

Ethics: Students show sensitivity to and respect for personal and cultural differences and a commitment to social responsibility and engagement in global issues. Students will demonstrate the value of combining business principles with social objectives to drive economic development.

Cognitive Flexibility: Students articulate the differences between social business, corporate social responsibility, social enterprise, co-ops, and entrepreneurship. Student will demonstrate awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses and will seek continual improvements.

Value Creation: Students develop creative and sustainable action to solve social challenges using an entrepreneurial mindset. Students will evaluate ways to navigate the roles of leader and team player to sense and shape the needs of a situation and effect transformation. Students will develop creative leadership skills that are justice-based, globally oriented, and inclusive of diversity.

Fall SemesterCourse NameCreditsSpring SemesterCourse NameCredits
Freshman Year
MGMT1805Introduction to Project Management3MKTG2004Marketing I - Creating, Marketing, Branding and Sales Strategies3
CORE1001 Managing Transitions: Change as a Norm3HUMN2103Global Citizenship & Community Engagement3
PSYC1001Introduction to Psychology3CORE-ENGLThe New Normal: Exploring Unstructured Problems3
MATH1200College Algebra3ECON1200Global Economics: Micro and Macro Perspective3
MGMT1000Introduction to Business Models3MGMT2077Social Business 3
Sophomore Year
Fall SemesterCreditsSpring SemesterCredits
MGMT2500Small Business Management3MGMT2900Business Career Exploration3
SOCI2100Women of the World3MGMT3201Innovation for Sustainability3
MATH2101Applied Business Statistics3MKTG3004Marketing II - Analyzing Marketing, Branding and Sales Strategies3
CORE3100Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset3MGMT3100Managing the Global Economy3
ENGL1003Writing about Literature3HUMN3100Intercultural Communication3
Junior Year
Fall SemesterCreditsSpring SemesterCredits
MGMT3700Business Decision Making: Law, Ethics and Strategies3MGMT4900Career Internship3
SOCI3600Global Poverty & Economic Inequality3Open Elective *3
MGMT2511Applied Social EntrepreneurshipOpen Elective *3
Science Elective w/ Lab4Open Elective *3
ENGL2003Public Speaking3Open Elective *3
Senior Year
Fall SemesterCreditsSpring SemesterCredits
Social Science or Humanities Elective3MGMT4101Capstone I 3
SOCI2200Social Business Planning3MGMT4003Developing Business Leadership 3
SOCI2210Social Business Research3Open Elective3
Business Elective3Business Elective (3000+)3
Business Elective3Business Elective3
Total Credits:121
*Students may opt to participate in the Semester in the City study away program in place of these five courses. The program consists of SOCI 3400 Social Innovator’s Toolbox (3 cr) and SOCI 4900 Internship (12 cr). Students opting to participate in Semester in the City will replace the MGMT 4900 and four open electives with SOCI 3400 and SOCI 4900.