Social Entrepreneurship, Advanced Certificate
This certificate helps individuals develop their knowledge and skills as social entrepreneurs. Social entrepreneurship is defined as any innovative initiative that is designed to address social problems that have not been adequately addressed. While the goal of social entrepreneurship is to create a better society, it is not necessarily inconsistent with making a profit. In fact, there is a growing recognition that societal problems require partnerships involving business, government and the nonprofit sector. Therefore, social entrepreneurship requires innovative, even revolutionary, business approaches that achieve sufficient scope and scale to be effective.
Potential students for this certificate program include administrators in state and local government, people working in nonprofit/for-profit agencies, and community activists.
At completion of the program, students will be able to:
- understand social entrepreneurship as a vital activity and an opportunity for personal growth;
- describe and explore examples and models of social entrepreneurship;
- explore the different approaches – legal structures (for-profit, nonprofit, benefit organizations), partnerships, alliances – that support social entrepreneurship; and
- gain the skills and knowledge areas required for social entrepreneurship.
Program Delivery and Tuition Rate
This certificate program is delivered through online courses and is billed at the M.A. rate.
The required courses and suggested sequence are as follows:
|CAED 6030||Overview of Social Entrepreneurship||3|
|CAED 6010||Principles of Community & Economic Development||3|
|MGMT 6160||Strategic Planning for Public & Nonprofit Organizations||3|
|MGMT 7055||Strategic Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations||3|