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Social Entrepreneurship, BSBA

Offered in: CHICAGO

To earn the degree in Business Administration with a major in Social Entrepreneurship, students must meet all the requirements for the BSBA degree, plus take six courses in the Social Entrepreneurship major listed below.

All six courses are required:

  MGMT 305 Social Entrepreneurship I: Creating the Vision .....3
  MGMT 306 Social Entrepreneurship II: Implementation .....3
  MKTG 380 Special Topics: Business Planning and Strategic New Ventures .....3
  SOC 346 Community Organizing .....3
  SOC 367 Social Movements .....3
  SUST 340 Policy, Law, Ethics .....3

Recommended additional electives

  MKTG 340 Marketing Research .....3
  MKTG 350 Small Business Marketing Strategy and Planning .....3
  OLED 365 Social Justice, Commerce and Enterprise .....3
  SUST 210 Sustainable Future .....3
  SUST 220 Water .....3
  SUST 230 Food .....3
  SUST 240 Waste .....3
  SUST 320 Sprawl, Transport, Planning and other with permission .....3

Social Entrepreneurship majors are required to take SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology. It can count toward the Social Science requirement or as a free elective.

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General Education Requirements

For students entering with less than 30 semester hours

General Education Requirements

  One Natural Science course (excluding mathematics and computer science) .....3
  One non-business elective .....3
  Two courses in Fine Arts and/or Humanities .....6
  Two courses in Social and Behavioral sciences (excluding ECON 102, ECON 102, ECON 234, and PSYC 200) .....6
  ACP 101 First Year Seminar (grade of C- or better required) .....3
  ACP 110 Primary Texts .....3
  ACP 250 Grounds for Change .....3
  ECON 101 Principles of Economics I (grade of C- or better required) .....3
  ECON 102 Principles of Economics II (grade of C- or better required) .....3
  ECON 234 Elementary Statistics* (grade of C- or better required) .....3
  MATH 116 Finite Math* (grade of C- or better required in one of the two required Math courses) .....3
  MATH 121 College Algebra* (grade of C- or better required in one of the two required Math courses) .....3

University Writing Requirement

  Other courses, if necessary, to complete the University Writing Requirement .....3
  ENG 101 Composition I: Critical Reading and Writing (grade of C- or better required) .....3
  ENG 102 Composition II: Intro to Academic Research (grade of C- or better required) .....3

* Higher-level mathematics may be substituted for MATH 116 and 121 with permission. ECON 234 may be replaced by MATH 217.

Mathematical Preparation

Quantitative skills are critical for the academic study of business. This is especially true for accounting and finance majors. For all students, required business classes such as FIN 311 and MGMT 300 are mathematically based. In order to complete the degree on a timely basis, students are required to take mathematical requirements (MATH 116, MATH 121, ECON 234, and any developmental courses required by the RUA) in the first semester and in each following semester until these requirements are completed.

Students entering with 30 to 89 semester hours

All requirements listed above for students entering with less than 30 semester hours must be completed by students entering with 30 to 89 hours with the exception of ACP 101 and ACP 110. These courses are replaced by 6 s.h. of non-business electives.

Students entering with 90 semester hours or more

All requirements listed above for students entering with less than 30 semester hours must be completed by students entering with 90 or more semester hours with the exception of ACP 101, ACP 110, and the Roosevelt Grounds for Change course. These courses are replaced by 9 s.h. of non-business electives.