Emory University’s Goizueta Business School has been named one of the nation’s top 25 schools for social impact.
The ranking, published by Net Impact, includes nearly 100 schools, all of which are noted for work in social entrepreneurship, sustainability and impact investing. Net Impact publishes results in UNusual: The Social and Environmental Impact Guide to Graduate Programs. The guide provides student ratings of their graduate program’s integration of social and environmental themes into curricula, career services and student activities.
“Goizueta Business School is uniquely positioned to offer a world-class education within an intimate learning environment in a dynamic, global city,” says the survey. “Goizueta’s seven Core Values-Courage, Integrity, Accountability, Rigor, Diversity, Team, and Community-are exhibited every day in and out of the classroom. Additionally, Social Enterprise @ Goizueta, Net Impact, and Goizueta’s other socially minded clubs provide a wealth of opportunities and experiences to all students interested in using their passion and business skills to bring about positive change in the world around them.”
Social Enterprise @ Goizueta (SE@G) applies business insight and market-based solutions to achieve meaningful and enduring societal impacts. The program’s research focuses on identifying factors that hinder the realization of these societal impacts, such as poverty reduction and environmental sustainability.
SE@G also teaches students business principles can apply to real-world societal challenges. The Farmers to 40 program is one that encourages sustainable economic development within the coffee-growing communities of Nicaragua. SE@G received Gold Standing in 2014 due to programs such as this.