New Social Entrepreneurship Class Uses Business to Tackle Social Issues

August 06, 2014

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Finding innovative solutions to social problems such as poverty, hunger and lack of education is the topic of a new course this fall.

Social Entrepreneurship taught by Dr. Margaret Lucero, Professor of Management, will provide an overview of this emerging field that uses business principles to solve social issues. Students will have the opportunity to apply the course material through a class project in which they will work closely with a non-profit organization in the community.  This course currently listed as a Special Topics in Management is part of the proposed entrepreneurship major.

The new course will focus on the creation of organizations formed to apply innovative solutions to social problems.

“This growing movement provides an important way to apply the fundamentals of business to social ventures,” Lucero said. “And it gives students a chance to explore the social entrepreneurship approach as a tangible method of making a positive difference in their life and career.”

The course is open to juniors and senior students from all majors.

Lucero has been teaching various management courses for more than 20 years. She has been with A&M-Corpus Christi for 12 years, and is currently in the process of earning a Social Entrepreneurship Certification from the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.