The focus of Social Enterprise @ Goizueta is applying business acumen and market-based solutions to achieve meaningful and enduring societal impacts. By actively working across the social enterprise spectrum from philanthropic (nonprofit) through hybrid (blended value) to commercial (double/triple bottom line for-profit) organizations, we are actively participating in important conversations and debates that are taking place in business schools around the world.
In our teaching activities, we seek to educate our students in how business acumen can be applied to address a wide range of challenges. We are providing Goizueta students with experiences that deepen their understanding of, and develop their ability to enhance, the effectiveness of organizations striving to achieve meaningful social impacts.
In our research activities, we seek to identify and illuminate the factors that induce and impede the realization of important societal impacts (i.e., poverty reduction and environmental sustainability) using market models and/or business models and acumen.