College: Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
See Also: Public Management and Policy
The B.I.S. in Social Entrepreneurship prepares students to become agents and leaders of social change who will transform communities through innovative problem solving and business approaches. Social entrepreneurship is a growing movement in the nonprofit and business sectors that couples the resources generated by business activities with the social ambitions of nonprofit organizations. 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 business and nonprofit worlds. In addition, students are able to choose from a host of courses across the university that relate to different social issues.
There are no admission requirements above the requirements for admission to the University for enrollment in the B.I.S. program with a concentration in Social Entrepreneurship.
Beyond the specific title of social entrepreneur, many, if not all careers in the 21st century require that one develop the mindset as an innovator, entrepreneur, or intrapreneur. Jobs in the social entrepreneurship field are available in most large cities in the United States as well as many international locations in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Many positions in the field of social entrepreneurship offer both financial security and the ability to create a positive difference in the world.
Some potential careers for B.I.S. social entrepreneurship graduates include Program Coordinator, Early State Employee at a Social Enterprise, Social Entrepreneur or Corporate Social Innovation.
This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses for students to follow, including milestones that should be met each year.