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Department of Social Entrepreneurship

Sustainable Development Goals

What are the Sustainable Development Goals? How do they relate to Social Entrepreneurship?

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 goals adopted in 2015 by nearly 200 countries to end poverty, protect the environment, and ensure shared prosperity in a new sustainable development agenda.  Our social entrepreneurship curriculum is linked to the SDGs, because attaining these goals is a global effort (the agreed-upon deadline is 2030) and we want you to be prepared to be leaders of change.  There are many career possibilities here, such as developing strategic plans for social enterprises, businesses, and non-profits to support the SDGs, assessing progress made toward the goals, marketing the social impact, financing the programs, implementing a program, etc.  We collaborate with PRME to make sure you receive the most current business curriculum possible for tackling the SDGs.  The goals are relevant to our local, national, and global communities.

Which is your favorite SDG? End poverty? Create economic growth and decent work? Protect life under water? Support clean energy? Something else?

No matter which one is your favorite, there will be plenty of opportunities for you to create social venture plans, conduct interviews and research projects, prototype solutions, and pitch your ideas throughout your studies in the Social Entrepreneurship major.  All of these projects give you real-world skills preparing you to face any challenge head-on, with creativity, vision, and capacity for strategizing and implementation.

The Power is in Your Hands

Learn about global progress in achieving the SDGs.  Rise to solve global challenges and take action!