Do you have a passion to use business skills to meet the needs of under-resourced communities? Then our concentration in community development is for you! This concentration combines a solid business foundation in economics, accounting, finance, management, marketing, law, and quantitative analyses with courses that will increase your understanding of the causes and challenges of poverty while giving you the tools to meet those challenges. 

The purpose of this degree is to prepare students to use their business backgrounds to improve the lives of families in disadvantaged communities across the globe.

You will take courses in sociology, social justice, and business that will allow you to craft a program that matches your interests--whether that is addressing needs in the U.S. or internationally, joining a non-profit organizaition, or becoming a social entrepreneur. 

Our community development graduates have served the poor through a wide range of organizations--from large non-profits to small community development corportations. One alumnus helped to establish a credit union in his own community, while another worked for an agency assiting refugees to resettle in the U.S. 

Make a difference with a B.B.A. in Community Development from Trevecca. 


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Jim Hiatt
Dean, School of Business & Technology
B.S., 1976, Trevecca Nazarene University
J.D., 1979, University of Tennessee
M.B.A., 1991, Middle Tennessee State University