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What is a Social Entrepreneur?

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What is a Social Entrepreneur?
Social entrepreneurs are individuals who take on society’s most pressing problems, seeking innovative and sustainable solutions. To do this, social entrepreneurs need both understanding and judgment, skills and stamina, and imagination and critical reflection.   These qualities are fostered through study in the basics of entrepreneurship, study of an issue through multiple disciplinary perspectives, and extended personal reflection on goals and opportunities. The curriculum for the Major in Social Entrepreneurship combines business courses and issue-focused tracks in the liberal arts; these two components of the major are integrated in a nine-hour seminar sequence.  As part of the curriculum, Social Entrepreneurship majors will do service learning, an internship, and an extended project in the senior year.  Through these components, the liberal arts and entrepreneurship content is integrated with the experience and service that characterizes the practicing social entrepreneur.


Networking and Affiliations

Belmont University is the affiliated university for the Nashville chapter of the Social Enterprise Alliance.

Belmont Unversity's Social Entrepreneurship program is involved with organizations such as the Christian Community Development Association, Ashoka U, Center for Nonprofit Management, etc. 

Our graduates are...

Employed with Autism Society of Middle Tennessee, Center for Nonprofit Management, Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee, Junior Achievement of Greater Chicago Area, Tennessee Tennis Association, Wannado, etc. 

Attending Graduate School

Recipients of three Lumos Travel Grants 

Serving as members of the Peace Corps and AmeriCorps VISTA