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Department of Social Entrepreneurship

Business for Social Change

SE major

Want to use business skills to create social impact?
Learn more about the Social Entrepreneurship major, and join us!

Social Entrepreneurship: The Business of Changing the World

Turn your passion for making change into reality with a high-impact career. The Social Entrepreneurship major combines entrepreneurial thinking and action; cutting-edge problem-solving methodologies; understanding of current economic, political, cultural, and environmental issues; and best practices from business skill sets. The program positions you to find—or create—careers that apply innovative and sustainable solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. It enables you to build a career out of making the world a better place, and learn transferable tools for creating change across public, private, and non-profit sectors.

What is Social Entrepreneurship?

Social entrepreneurship utilizes business skills to solve social and environmental problems. Social enterprise businesses focus on the triple bottom line: people, planet, and profit. Solutions are effective, innovative, and financially sustainable. A social enterprise business model can be for-profit, non-profit, or hybrid (with for-profit & non-profit elements). The company mission is to create social or environmental impact and all business activities are organized with that in mind. Social entrepreneurship demonstrates that businesses can be profitable while also making a positive impact on our world.  

Why study Social Entrepreneurship?

  • Learn business skills while focusing on making the world a better place
  • Gain interdisciplinary problem-solving skills
  • Acquire real-world experience and community-based application of course content throughout your major
  • Network with changemakers, social entrepreneurs, and CEOs of for-profit and non-profit organizations
  • Learn how to successfully develop and pitch your ideas and business models
  • Be on the cutting edge of a rapidly growing field
  • Prepare yourself to effectively engage with a world increasingly focused on social and environmental responsibility
  • Learn how to affect social change within any organization, or by creating your own!

We are global leaders in Social Entrepreneurship education.

You are in good hands!  The quality of our Social Entrepreneurship program is recognized internationally; we offer the first social entrepreneurship major in the world to be accredited by AACSB-International, the highest quality standard for global business education.  Our social entrepreneurship major also was designated semi-finalist for a prestigious global social entrepreneurship education award in 2018!  Your Social Entrepreneurship faculty are highly qualified with diverse academic backgrounds, to help you develop a broad and deep skill set so that you will have a productive, meaningful career while tackling the complex challenges facing the world today.  We look forward to working with you!

How can you connect with us?

Email: Hind Berji []
Phone: 407-646-2818
Social Media: Instagram, Facebook
Visit us: Kathleen W. Rollins Hall, 2nd floor
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