The School of Enterprise Management and Social Impact develops ethical change-agents of all backgrounds to lead purpose-driven ventures, generate sustainable value for diverse stakeholders, and better the world.
The School of Enterprise Management and Social Impact (SEMSI) a first-of-its-kind business school in the United States fully committed to promoting value and impact. The creation of this school comes at a time when consumers are demanding that brands take a more ethical approach to business, and businesses are reconsidering their way to maximize value for all stakeholders, by measuring their impact against new metrics, such as the triple bottom line (people, planet, profit). The coronavirus pandemic has further catalyzed this shift in the private sector, as businesses are being called on to help meet the needs of this challenging moment.
AJU’s School of Enterprise Management and Social Impact will empower a new generation of business leaders to serve as ethical change-agents who lead purpose-driven ventures, generate sustainable value for diverse stakeholders, and better the world. It will also train non-profit leaders, providing them with the management skills to create innovative and effective organizations. The School will examine the intersection of business needs and wider societal concerns, prompting students to consider a broader set of actors and stakeholders beyond shareholders.
SEMSI will offer a variety of degrees and certifications, including a reimagined and cutting-edge MBA program (set to begin Fall 2021) a BA completion program (set to begin shortly thereafter), and other offerings leveraging AJU’s unique institutional strengths. With a renowned faculty of leading thinkers on ethics, American Jewish University is distinctively positioned to develop a business school focused on social impact and moral centeredness.