Social Enterprise Scholars Program

Gatton LogoThe Honors College and Gatton College’s Social Enterprise Scholars Program formed a formal partnership in 2014. This partnership helps to streamline the application process, recruitment initiatives, and curricular interests for students within Gatton College by allowing students to select a customized Social Enterprise Scholars Program option, within the larger Honors context. In this way, students will still be fulfilling their Honors requirements.

This development for the Honors College is another step to better collaborate with scholarly programs on campus. This initiative will also further the mission of the Gatton College by expanding scholarship opportunities and facilitating a growing network of learners within the community. 

The Honors College and the Social Enterprise Program strive to accommodate the needs of the students and help them reach their fullest potential in a convenient and seamless way. The primary goal of this partnership is to continue to serve the best and brightest students across campus.

Curriculum

Partnering with Gatton College allows Honors students completing the Social Enterprise Scholars Program to pursue a curriculum option with a focus on Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship. These particular areas of focus can be developed to assist students in pursuing careers within the non-profit business sector, international entrepreneurship, or any other field of work that involves being an agent of change within a given community.

Both the Honors and the Social Enterprise programs working together results in more diverse curriculum options, more courses to choose from, and students can seamlessly transitioning through both programs.

Like a traditional Honors seminar class, Social Enterprise seminar courses also have small class sizes and lively class discussions to enhance the learning process.

Curriculum for students entering Fall 2018 and after

Year Semester Course(s)
First-Year Fall
  • The Individual and Society - HON 101(3cr)
  • Academic Orientation - UK 101 (1cr)
  • Leadership in a Global Market Place - B&E 120 (3 cr)
  • Composition and Communication - CIS/WRD 112 (3 cr)
  • Honors Seminar - HON 151, 152, 251, 252 (3 cr)
  Spring
  • Financial Accounting - ACC 201 (3cr)
  • Microeconomics - ECO 201 (3 cr)
  • Challenges in Leadership B&E 122 (1 cr)
Sophomore Fall
  • Introduction to Social Enterprise 1 - MKT 390 (3 cr)
  • Managerial Issues of Accounting Information - ACC 202 (3 cr)
  • Macroeconomics - ECO 202 (3 cr)
  Spring
  • Introduction to Social Enterprise II - MGT 390 (3 cr)
  • Ethical and Regulatory Environment MGT 340 (3 cr)
Junior Fall
  • Experiential Learning - B&E 369 or 367, EAP 599 or any 395 course (Variable Credit)
  Spring
  • Experiential Learning - B&E 369 or 367, EAP 599 or any 395 course (Variable Credit)
Senior

Fall

  • Entrepreneurship and Venture Creation - MGT 492 (3 cr)
  • Supply Chain Management - MKT 303 (3 cr)
  Spring
  • Strategic Management - MGT 499 (3 cr)

Curriculum for students enrolled before Fall 2018 

Year Semester Course(s)
First-Year Fall
  • Academic Orientation - UK 101 (1cr)
  • Leadership in a Global Market Place - B&E 120 (3 cr)
  • Honors Seminar - HON 151, 152, 251, 252 (3 cr)
  Spring
  • Financial Accounting - ACC 201 (3cr)
  • Microeconomics - ECO 201 (3 cr)
  • Challenges in Leadership B&E 122 (1 cr)
  • Composition and Communication - CIS/WRD 112 (3 cr)
Sophomore Fall
  • Introduction to Social Enterprise 1 - MKT 390 (3 cr)
  • Managerial Issues of Accounting Information - ACC 202 (3 cr)
  • Macroeconomics - ECO 202 (3 cr)
  Spring
  • Introduction to Social Enterprise II - MGT 390 (3 cr)
  • Ethical and Regulatory Environment MGT 340 (3 cr)
Junior Fall
  • Research, Internship, Service Learning or ENACTUS Project
  Spring
  • Research, Internship, Service Learning or ENACTUS Project
Senior

Fall

  • Entrepreneurship and Venture Creation - MGT 492 (3 cr)
  • Supply Chain Management - MKT 303 (3 cr)
  Spring
  • Strategic Management - MGT 499 (3 cr)

Overall Benefits

A holistic academic program with co-curricular options, specialized curriculum, professional and leadership development, and networking opportunities for students intended to cultivate leadership ability and an entrepreneurial spirit. 

Resources 

Serenity Wright, Ed.D
Gatton Honors Pathway Director
Undergraduate Resource Center
Room 144L Gatton Building
Gatton College of Business & Economics

Phone: 859-257-0730

Email: serenity.wright@uky.edu