B.I.S. in Social Entrepreneurship

Program Information

The B.I.S. in Social Entrepreneurship prepares students to become agents and leaders of social change who will transform communities through innovative problem solving and business approaches. Social entrepreneurship is a growing movement in the nonprofit and business sectors that couples the resources generated by business activities with the social ambitions of nonprofit organizations. This joint program between the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies and the Robinson College of Business gives students the opportunity to draw on coursework spanning both the business and nonprofit worlds. In addition, students are able to choose from a host of courses across the university that relate to different social issues.

There are no admission requirements above the requirements for admission to the University for enrollment in the B.I.S. program with a concentration in Social Entrepreneurship.

Suggested Schedule of Courses

This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the current catalog. This guide is not a substitute for academic advisement — contact your advisement office if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also see the Undergraduate Catalog for a complete list of requirements and electives to choose from.

Students may choose to attend a summer term to reduce their load during fall or spring semesters but still stay on track to graduate in four years.

Career Opportunities

Beyond the specific title of social entrepreneur, many, if not all careers in the 21st century require that one develop the mindset as an innovator, entrepreneur, or intrapreneur. Jobs in the social entrepreneurship field are available in most large cities in the United States as well as many international locations in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Many positions in the field of social entrepreneurship offer both financial security and the ability to create a positive difference in the world.

Some potential careers for B.I.S. social entrepreneurship graduates include Program Coordinator, Early State Employee at a Social Enterprise, Social Entrepreneur or Corporate Social Innovation.


Year 1

Term 1

Course Hours

ENGL 1101

3

Area A Math

3

Area D: Science Sequence “A”

4

POLS 1101

3

GSU 1010

1
Total Hours 14

Term 2

Course Hours

ENGL 1102

3

SOCI 1160

3

Area D: Science Sequence “B”

4

Area B Elective

2

PSYC 1101

3
Total Hours 15

Milestones

  • Complete all Area A requirements
  • Attend major fair and declare major

Year 2

Term 1

Course Hours

HIST 2110

3

PERS 2002

2

ECON 2105

3

Area C Elective

3

Area E Global Issues Elective

3

Area E Social Science Elective

3
Total Hours 17

Term 2

Course Hours

ANTH 2020

3

BUSA 2106

3

ECON 2106

3

Area C Elective

3

Area D Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Milestones


Year 3

Term 1

Course Hours

BUSA 3090

3

ENI 3101

3

PMAP 3031

3

PMAP 3210

3

Area H Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Term 2

Course Hours

ENI 3102

3

PMAP 3311***

3

PMAP 3213

3

PMAP 3231

3

Area H Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Milestones

Notes

***This course may include a Signature Experience component. Make sure to maximize the experience and consider adding a description to your Portfolium, CV or resume.


Year 4

Term 1

Course Hours

ENI 3103

3

PMAP 4941***

3

Area H Elective

3

Area H Elective

3

Area I Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Term 2

Course Hours

ENI 4100

3

Area H Elective

3

Area H Elective

3

Area I Elective

3

Area I Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Milestones

  • Meet OAA Advisor for graduation check out
  • Complete Internship

Notes

***This course may include a Signature Experience component. Make sure to maximize the experience and consider adding a description to your Portfolium, CV or resume.

Click here for courses that fulfill Area G and H and may also include a Signature Experience component.