Business and Social Impact at Owen
In today’s global business world, companies and executives are often required to consider the competing demands of business, individuals, society and the environment. Leading businesses are recognizing that corporate social responsibility and sustainability initiatives are good for people, society and the planet, as well as effective business strategies for improving the bottom line. At Owen, we are dedicated to equipping students not only with fundamental management skills, but also with the ability to understand how business can be a powerful mechanism for social and environmental change.
For students interested in social responsibility, environmental management and social enterprise, Owen provides a number of opportunities to learn about the intersection of business and society. Both inside and outside the classroom, students have the opportunity to discover what a career in business can accomplish for them and for the world.
Engagement in the Classroom
In addition to a foundation of exceptional analytical, strategic thinking and teamwork skills, Owen’s curriculum provides students an understanding of social and sustainability issues in business. Beyond the core curriculum, focused study is available through elective courses and independent projects.
Involvement through Clubs and Community
Through Owen’s many extracurricular activities, research and learning centers, consulting projects, case competitions and conferences, there are many ways for students to get exposure to using business skills to make a social and environmental impact.