Social Entrepreneurship

Develop an understanding of the goals, practices, and strategies necessary to establish and manage a successful social enterprise. Offered as a concentration.

Two students pose in front of a Social Change Marketplace banner inside the Rotunda at Bryant University.

Program Overview

Through this concentration you will develop an understanding of the goals, practices, and strategies necessary to establish and manage a successful social enterprise. The ability to develop and implement new strategies to address domestic and global problems challenges individuals and organizations as they seek to address the most vexing problems facing the world.

Successful social entrepreneurs typically demonstrate culturally sensitive knowledge and awareness, along with an ability to organize and mobilize resources to address social needs.

The social entrepreneurship curriculum builds on the combined strengths of the College of Arts and Science and the College of Business. You begin your education with an introduction to the sociological perspective, then will focus on key social issues – education, health care, poverty, inequality, and others – examine the sources of social problems, and evaluate how best to address these by developing and testing measures of evaluating social innovations.

In the core management course, you learn how nonprofit organizations work and how they are distinguished from other organizational forms. In the capstone, you work with domestic and global partners on social entrepreneurship projects. 

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Course Catalog

INTERDISCIPLINARY ADVANTAGE

  • A strong foundation integrating business, STEM fields and the liberal arts develops critical 21st century skills essential for success and continuous growth in every field.
  • Every student graduates with a major and a complementary minor, gaining a competitive advantage that highlights the acumen and problem-solving abilities cultivated through experiential learning.
  • Whether you begin a career or continue your education after graduation, Bryant credentials prepare impact thinkers who are in high demand and prepared to contribute and make a difference.
Triple Venn Diagram - Business, Liberal Arts, STEM