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What is Social Innovation?

Social Innovation is a concept that redefines the traditional ideas of how business and society interact. Today's business professionals are motivated to succeed and to make a positive impact in their community and society. PPSC's degree in social innovation prepares tomorrow's business leaders to blend profit and progress in creating a better future.
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The PPSC Social Innovation emphasis focuses on guiding a student to learn about competitive business skills, workplace diversity and ethics, along with allowing students to pursue specific non-business areas of emphasis that interest them. Non-business courses integrated into the degree can allow students to focus in academic fields that will support their vision for success.

Some disciplines that can be integrated into a Business - Social Innovation degree are:

  • Anthropology
  • Environmental Science
  • Journalism
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology

While working with local business professionals, students have the opportunity to earn an industry credential in social impact from the Colorado Institute for Social Impact (CI4SI), a social enterprise of the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado.

Both non-profits and for-profits are adopting a "conscious capitalism" ethos that recognizes how a business should serve all stakeholders. Organizations like Conscious Capitalism International work to promote a new way of thinking about how business interests and societal concerns intersect. 
Business professionals are moving beyond traditional ideas of Corporate Social Responsibility and embracing Social Entrepreneurship to make a change in their world.

Today's socially aware job seekers are looking for employers who take care of communities as well as the bottom line. New generations of business people are interested in blending the traditional roles of non-profit and for-profit business into enterprises that seek to do social good as well as earning profits. Learn More »