During the Spring 2013 semester, Rollins College is offering four new courses focused on social entrepreneurship and sustainability. Register for these courses online through FoxLink or contact your academic adviser for assistance.
These are only a handful of the socially and environmentally focused academic courses available at Rollins College. Please consult your course schedule book for complete program offerings.
10625 INB 290R ICE Topic: Impact Investing
Credit Hours: 4 Professor: Sardy Pre-Req: INB 300 or instructor consent
Impact investing is a new field focused on maximizing value from investments that foundations, businesses and individuals make in their community and organizations, considering both return and social/environmental impact. Students in this class will have the opportunity to help directly invest $100,000 by identifying investment-worthy organizations and making recommendations to the Board of Directors for the Central Florida Community Foundation. A Community Engagement designated course.
10626 INB390S: Social Entrepreneurship
Credit Hours: 4 Professor: McInnis-Bowers Pre-Req: INB 300
This course will serve as an introduction to the theories, frameworks, and innovative methods of thinking that make up the new academic discipline coined "Social Entrepreneurship." Students will learn about the complexities of addressing social issues and how using innovative thinking methods and business principles can be utilized to create lasting social change.
10865 WMS305A 1X: Strategy for Changemakers
Credit Hours: 4 Professor: Stecker
This course prepares students to be Changemakers while they learn best practices of social innovation. Students learn how to strategically analyze contemporary societal issues in the United States by studying social movements, researching the history of the issues, and evaluating strategies and systems that have successfully transformed passionate movements into effective results-driven change. There is a heavy immersion component that includes interaction with local innovators social organizations.
ENT 607 Social Entreprenurship & Sustainability
Credit Hours: 3 Professors: Whittingham, Conway Dato-on
"In a world of dwindling public resources and growing social challenges, mission-driven entrepreneurship is more important than ever before." - Rupert Scofield. This course is a survey of critical, contemporary innovative management models and methodologies encapsulated under the umbrellas of social entrepreneurship and sustainability. Social entrepreneurship is a rapidly developing and changing business field in which business and nonprofit leaders design, grow, and lead mission-driven enterprises with measurable social impact. Sustainability further includes the principles and practices of environmentally-responsible business used to innovatively enhance profits, and/or protect stakeholder value, through careful stewardship of the environment. This growing area of graduate business education is viewed as imperative in preparing leaders of global enterprises. As the conventional lines between nonprofit enterprises, government, and business blur it is essential that managers understand the opportunities and challenges in this new landscape. Classes will consist of a mix of lectures, guest speakers, active learning tasks, discussions, case studies and will culminate in a community-based business plan.