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Managing for Social Impact and the Public Good

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The interdisciplinary minor in Managing for Social Impact and the Public Good seeks to provide Boston College undergraduate students with a well-defined, interdisciplinary program of study focused on analyzing the multifaceted social impacts of local and global organizations. Students in this minor will explore the personal and professional challenges of managing corporate, non-profit and public sector organizations in ways that foster the public good.

Students who successfully complete this interdisciplinary minor will:

  • Develop a theoretical and practical understanding of the extended social impacts of local and global organizations and why responsible enterprise values and the public good are relevant for all organizational stakeholders
  • Learn to apply research and critical thinking to understand the challenges, benefits and current best practices in responsible social impact management
  • Explore the philosophical, ethical, legal, economic and ecological implications of the decisions made by corporate, non-profit and public sector global leaders
  • Analyze the available tools and innovative models for measuring social impacts and balancing stakeholder value in a variety of corporate, nonprofit and public sector organizations
  • Develop and articulate a personal vision for integrating moral decision-making, social justice, citizenship and responsible management in their future professional lives

Application for the minor is open to all undergraduate students. Students may apply for admission in the spring of their freshman year or spring of their sophomore year. Eligible, admitted students wishing to declare the Managing for Social Impact Minor must do so by the fall semester of their junior year, no later than October 1. See the Application Guidelines for more information.


For additional information, watch these interviews with some of the founding faculty for the minor, as well as current students.