Social Entrepreneurship Concentration

The Social Entrepreneurship Program at the Brock School of Business employs the core business disciplines (economics, finance, accounting, management and marketing) in the pursuit of a wide-range of goals, not just profit. The Brock Social Entrepreneurship program matches a new generation of business leaders who have a passion for their community with the skills necessary to address today's most difficult social problems.

Firms engaged in Social Entrepreneurship range from Fortune 500 companies to nonprofit cooperatives. Today, multinational companies such as Google, Coca-Cola, 3M Company, Cisco and Target embrace social causes (such as the environment, education, community development or clean energy) within their core mission. With our innovative curriculum, Brock students will have the skills necessary to meet the new demands of 21st century business.

Currently, the Brock program in Social Entrepreneurship is one of roughly thirty programs worldwide and the only academic program of its type in Alabama. Social Entrepreneurship uniquely matches the core mission of moral formation at Samford. Our distinguished faculty, combined with Alabama's largest private AACSB-accredited business school, offers our Social Entrepreneurship students an unmatched experience.

Each day, nonprofits, businesses and government agencies face daunting and complex social problems. Those problems deserve passionate, sophisticated and technically competent entrepreneurs willing to think creatively and operate effectively. Through our graduates, the Brock program in Social Entrepreneurship is in the business of a better tomorrow.

If you need further information about this concentration, please contact Dr. Jeremy Thornton, Dwight Moody Beeson Chair of Business, Professor of Economics.

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