As your first year draws to a close, you’ll take an important professional step and declare a concentration in at least one of our principal fields of business. If ethical and social issues in business interest you, the concentration in social innovation and entrepreneurship will prepare you to launch a new venture or project focused on creating social change.

You’ll consider ethical and social issues in creating, building, managing, and growing small, medium, and large businesses. The concentration includes a structured community engagement and service requirement, either through participation in international fieldwork (Dialogues, Alternative Spring Break, or other embedded travel programs) and/or local community service programs. You’ll have the opportunity to develop specific skill sets in entrepreneurial thinking and critical analysis, creative problem solving, professional communications (writing and presentations), working in diverse and multicultural teams, and interdisciplinary research and data analysis.

Curriculum Details

Find the full set of social innovation and entrepreneurship concentration requirements in Northeastern’s Course Catalog. Concentrations complement the business degree programs offered, the BS in Business Administration and the BS in International Business

Upper-level students: Please consult the Course Catalog appropriate to your class year and your academic advisor to ensure your coursework is on track.

Programs Offering this Concentration

UNDERGRADUATE MAJORS

D’Amore-McKim’s flagship undergraduate program, the BS in Business Administration can be completed in either four or five years depending on which co-op plan you choose.

Acquire the skills and knowledge needed to work across national cultures and differing business practices by immersing yourself in transformative global experiences.

UNDERGRADUATE COMBINED MAJORS

Get your business degree while obtaining a foundation in the interdisciplinary science of psychology, including statistics and research, social psychology, developmental psychology, cognition, and personality.

Students can complete business major requirements while also focusing on the conceptual and practical computer science skills that will enable them to contribute to ensuring the reliability and security of cyberspace.