Social Impact

This major focuses on the fundamental issues facing society, and how business can be used to solve them.

For this major you’ll take lots of social impact and other core business classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career in social impact.

Sample Courses

Social Impact Courses:

  • Social Conflict and Social Change
  • Youth in American Society
  • Race and Human Rights
  • Equity Investing
  • Sociology of Aging
  • Global Health and Healing
  • Leading the Mission-Driven Organization
  • Data-Informed Decision Making
  • Impact Investing and Social Enterprise
  • Economics of Social Transformation
  • Theology of Business
  • Marketing a Socially Responsible Brand
  • Women in Contemporary Society
  • Community Organizing
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Resource Development for Nonprofits
  • Clean Technology and Supply Chain
  • Corporate Sustainability
  • Urban Sociology
  • Behavior Change
  • The Immigrant Experience
  • Identities, Self and Society

Core Business Courses:

  • Business Law
  • Business Information Systems
  • Principles of Finance
  • Managing People and Organizations
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Business Statistics

General Curriculum Requirements:

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology