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  Oct 21, 2017
 
 
    
2016-17 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business (B.A.): Social Entrepreneurship concentration


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This concentration in the Business major is designed for students interested in the entrepreneurial pursuit of social impact.  The core Business curriculum provides a strong foundation for any student looking to become a successful sector leader.  However, students looking to use their skills and talents for social impact must approach their work thoughtfully, recognizing the unique challenges, opportunities, and qualities associated with trying to create social value.  The Social Entrepreneurship Concentration is designed to serve students who aspire at some point in their lives to be social entrepreneurs, executives in social-purpose organizations, philanthropists, board members, or leading volunteers in their communities and the social sector.  Courses in this concentration will also appeal to students interested in incorporating strategies for social impact into their business and entrepreneurial careers.  Graduates earn a B.A. in Business with a concentration in Social Entrepreneurship.

Interdisciplinary coursework in sociology and psychology will be integrated with the theory and practice of socially responsible business management, making the curriculum relevant for traditional and social entrepreneurs as well as for those focused on business management and nonprofit management.

Business Programs at JSC


The B.A. in Business is designed to provide students with the skills, knowledge and wisdom necessary to run their own business, be successful in an organization of their choosing and be prepared for graduate study. The program encompasses product and service planning, organizational structure, leadership, human resource management, marketing and financial management. Students engage in both classroom and high-impact learning experiences, including internships with businesses and organizations. By agreement with Clarkson University, graduates who successfully complete specific courses through this program may earn an M.B.A. with one year of graduate study at Clarkson. Refer to the Business & Economics Department page  for details.

Learning Outcomes

The B.A. in Business is designed to produce graduates who can:

  1. Successfully apply classroom knowledge to real-world experiences.
  2. Demonstrate industry-appropriate communication skills and the ability to work effectively with diverse groups in a team environment.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to adapt themselves to a changing business environment while encouraging others to do so as well.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to amass, evaluate and interpret complex information to make effective business decisions.
  5. Demonstrate the appropriate business norms and ethics, as well as mastery of the fundamental skills and knowledge required to successfully steward a business operation.

Business Curriculum


Required Core Courses (38 credits)


Social Entrepreneurship Concentration


Required Concentration Courses (18 credits)


Important:


In order to earn a degree, you must successfully complete all requirements for your major as listed here AND meet all other Degree Requirements , including the General Education Curriculum requirements  and JSC Graduation Standards  .

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