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Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship

Social entrepreneurship is an emerging field focused on addressing the world's most pressing social problems, including hunger and poverty, violence and gender inequalities, and lack of access to clean water or educational opportunities, just to name a few. Social entrepreneurs engage the market and apply their business skills to develop creative revenue-generating solutions in their pursuit of significantly changing the systems that perpetuate these problems.

The Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship is designed to help students develop the entrepreneurial skills related to the unique features of building and sustaining ventures to generate economic, social, and environmental change and the role of microfinance organizations.

Admission to the certificate program is competitive. Students interested in the certificate should complete an application at the Department of Management located in Barsema Hall 245.

Certificate requirements and courses are listed in the catalog.

Students pursuing the minor often get involved in CAUSE, the student organization focused on social entrepreneurship.  You can learn more about how to get involved here.

Direct any questions regarding this certificate to the Management Department in Barsema Hall 245 or call (815) 753-1124.