The Barney School embraces the social responsibility of business. We emphasize the importance of managers focusing not just on their shareholders but also on their employees, communities in which they operate, and on the environment around them. As such, we delve into the economic, environmental, ethical, legal and regulatory issues organizations must consider to foster social betterment, locally and globally. Core courses such as the Legal Environment of Business (BL 230) and Business, Law and Society (MBA 740) are part of our undergraduate and MBA programs, respectively.
We also provide many opportunities for students to utilize their business skills with small businesses and non-profit organizations. This applied community outreach creates win-win scenarios for students as they hone their business talents and for the organizations who benefit from their services. For example, in our Small Business Practicum class (MGT/MKT 482) students conduct supervised consulting projects as part of our Upper Albany Main Street Micro Business Incubator. And our MBA students and alumni apply their expertise to the needs of small businesses and not-for-profits in the great Hartford area each semester through the Barney Graduate Consulting Service.
And there are plenty of opportunities to get involved in other community activities. Many of our student clubs and organizations organize service projects each year, and the University offers many other programs open to all students.