College of Business introduces new social impact minor for the fall 

The College of Business will be offering a new social impact minor for students along with a new course starting in fall 2023. 

According to College of Business professor Lauren Hallaron, students who are looking to turn their business degrees in the direction of sustainability and development should consider adding this new minor to their degree. 

“This minor builds upon two classes that are already being offered to upper-level under-grads, and it’s really to help them learn how to use their skills that they’re acquiring to make an impact on the world around them and to solve some of society’s biggest problems,” she said. 

Hallaron also said that The College of Business will introduce a new capstone course that gives students the opportunity to work with local businesses to complete large-scale projects. 

Students can complete the social impact minor in nine credits, and can expect to learn about the various problems that organizations encounter in their operations, including issues surrounding environmental factors and sustainability. 

The social impact minor will also provide student with skills best fit for non-profit organizations and “the fourth sector,” which 4th Sector Solutions defines as “an emerging sector of the economy [that] consists of ‘for-benefit’ organizations that combine market-based approaches of the private sector with the social and environmental aims of the public and non-profit sectors.”  

Students who are looking for more information about the minor and the new classes available can contact Lauren Hallaron at [email protected]

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