Course Number Course Name Credit
ACCT 522 Managerial Accounting for Developing Enterprises 3
BUSA 513 Data-informed Decision Making 3
BUSA 521 Theology of Business 3
BUSA 533 Marketing a Socially Responsible Brand 3
BUSA 550 Creating Innovative Organizations Through Human-Centered Design 3
BUSA 600 Financial and Legal Aspects of Social Enterprise 3
BUSA 622 Impact Investing and Social Enterprise 3
BUSA 636 Social Impact Metrics and Measurements 3
BUSA 683 Building Social Enterprises for Scale and Impact 3
BUSA 684 Social Entrepreneurship Capstone 3
ECON 521 Economics of Social Transformation 3
LEAD 642 Leadership Praxis 3 (Variable Credit)*

Course Descriptions

ACCT 522: Managerial Accounting for Social Enterprises (3 credits) This course integrates concepts from diverse topics that impact managerial accountants. Introductory lectures are concerned with cost terms and classifications, cost behavior and profit planning. Students will learn how to create, organize, analyze and interpret financial information for decision making.

BUSA 513: Data-informed Decision Making (3 credits) This course equips students with fundamental skills needed to interpret business problems to make and communicate competent management decisions. Students will use quantitative data and qualitative information to explain observed outcomes; consider, evaluate, and defend recommended interventions; and examine the operational impact of their decisions. They will practice the effective use of proven communication strategies and current technologies to prompt action that increases organizational capacity and performance.

BUSA 521: Theology of Business (3 credits) This course equips students to think theologically and holistically about their vocation in business and social enterprise. Using scripture, reason, tradition and experience, the course explores how theological concepts like stewardship, imago Dei, and shalom are informed by a Trinitarian theology. References to social scientific perspectives contribute to an ecumenical, theological reflection upon business in society as the basis for devising a moral vision for business.

BUSA 533: Marketing a Socially Responsible Brand (3 credits) This course presents an entrepreneurial approach to increasing brand equity by way of its compelling vision of a better world. Students will learn how to create penetrating narratives that expand brand awareness through ongoing engagement with customers, employees, suppliers, investors, and other internal and external stakeholders. They will draw on strategic marketing principles, business communication practices and digital technologies to formulate a multi-channel marketing campaign for acquiring customers and engaging consumers on the basis of an authentic and transparent value proposition.

BUSA 550: Creating Innovative Organizations through Human-Centered Design (3 credits) This course provides a roadmap and toolkit for designing organizations that advance human flourishing in and outside of enterprise. Students will be examine and construct processes that enhance organizational culture and facilitate smart, practical decision-making. Special emphasis is placed on talent development as a strategic lever for sustainable bottom line performance.

BUSA 600: Financial and Legal Aspects of Social Enterprise (3 credits) This course examines the financial and legal issues pertinent to establishing and operating a mission driven venture. Emphasis is given to the development of sound fiscal policy that adequately addresses the interests of shareholders, stakeholders, communities and society at large. The course includes a survey of laws and regulations pertaining to the operation of social enterprises with differing forms of legal ownership.

BUSA 622: Impact Investing and Social Enterprise (3 credits) This course considers impact investing as a transformational vehicle for delivering social value. It explores investment opportunities along the investment spectrum by evaluating social impact bonds, equity, loans and grants options available to would-be investors seeking to invest in social transformation. The course will explore a range of financial innovation in social sector financing.

BUSA 636: Social Impact Metrics and Measurements (3 credits) This course provides an introduction to frameworks, metrics, and tools for measuring the impact of a company, organization, or project. Students will learn how to define social impact success in the short-term and long-term, decide what to measure, and assess and value impact. They will study a number of metrics currently used by influential impact organizations with the goal of understanding constituent elements and creating new metrics tailored to specific initiatives. The course will also consider broader questions related to the benefits and limitations of impact evaluation and measurement.

BUSA 683: Building Social Enterprise for Scale and Impact (3 credits) This course equips students with the tools and understanding for mobilizing enterprise resources to advance a mission driven venture. Students will evaluate strategic plans that account for social impact goals and the organizational, economic, political, technological, and global factors they must confront. Emphasis is on fostering a culture of innovation across the enterprise, integrating business logic models and theories of change; capacity planning, prototype development, and the implementation of management protocols that drive bottom line performance and deliver on mission.

BUSA 684: Social Entrepreneurship Capstone (3 credits) This capstone course---anchored in praxis---explores how to create impact through social entrepreneurship. Students will define a social problem, understand its contextual realities, and develop and implement a solution. Students demonstrate that they have understood the social problem, envisioned new future possibilities, built a model for change, and devised strategies for scaling the solution.

ECON 521: Economics of Social Transformation (3 credits) This course covers foundational microeconomic and macroeconomic concepts and their practical application for the purpose of social transformation in the context of globalization, interdependence, and rapid technological change. Students will learn how the public, private, and social sectors can interact and integrate to fluidly reconcile traditional economic goals of growth and business profit with increased equity and a more just economy for all. Real world examples of co-productive collaborations among corporations, NGOs, entrepreneurial catalysts, impact investors, and other stakeholders will demonstrate the potential to develop scalable ecosystems that address market failures and deliver shared value to all participants.

LEAD 642: Leadership Praxis (variable credit)* This course engages students in structured opportunities that promote self-awareness, life-long learning, and the mastery of essential leadership competencies for mission driven professionals. Topics covered will include personal dispositions and temperament, consensus building, ethics and moral development, role perceptions, crisis and transition, autonomy vs. inclusion, and the changing nature of relationships over time. This is a variable credit course that may be taken more than once for up to 6 credits.