Samford's social entrepreneurship and nonprofit management program offers classes in the core business disciplines of economics, finance, accounting, management and marketing while matching a student's goal of pursuing opportunities in the business and nonprofit world dedicated to helping solving society's social problems. The program is designed to teach a new generation of business leaders the skills necessary to address today's most difficult social problems in their community.
The companies and organizations that engage in social entrepreneurship range from Fortune 500 companies to nonprofit organizations. In today's world, multinational companies such as Google, Coca-Cola, 3M Company, Cisco and Target embed their commitment to social causes within their core corporate mission. Their commitment to social causes helps them tackle many social issues such as dealing with the environment, improving education, development of communities and researching clean energy alternatives. Our innovative curriculum teaches Brock School of Business students the skills necessary to help solve the social problems businesses face or are committed to in the world today.
Unique Educational Experience
Our social entrepreneurship and nonprofit management program is one of 30 programs worldwide and unique in the state of Alabama. The social entrepreneurship concentration is uniquely designed to match the core mission of the moral foundation at Samford with a student's desire to help their community. Our distinguished faculty offers students an unique educational experience.
Passion for Solving Problems
Each day, nonprofits, businesses and government agencies face daunting and complex social problems. These social problems deserve to be solved by passionate, sophisticated and technically competent entrepreneurs who are willing to think creatively and who operate efficiently and effectively to find a solution. Graduates of the program have the critical problem solving skills and passion businesses need to be successful in today's global marketplace.
If you need further information about this concentration, please contact associate dean and program coordinator Jeremy Thornton, Ph.D.