Social Entrepreneurship, Advanced Certificate

Students may begin this 12-credit certificate in the fall or spring terms. The required courses and suggested sequence are as follows:

CAED 6030Overview of Social Entrepreneurship3
CAED 6010Principles of Community & Economic Development3
MGMT 6160Strategic Planning for Public & Nonprofit Organizations3
MGMT 7055Strategic Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations3
Total Credits12

Upon successful completion of this program, students should 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.
  • Identify the different approaches – legal structures (for-profit, nonprofit, benefit organizations), partnerships, alliances – that support social entrepreneurship.
  • Utilize the learned skills and knowledge areas required for social entrepreneurship.