Social problems permeate the world around us. No country, state, region or community is immune from problems such as poverty, substance abuse, lack of basic services, violence and more.
If asked, most of us would like to help solve these social problems. However, most of us do not know the necessary steps to influence social change and make the world a better place.
The emerging field of social entrepreneurship equips creative people with the necessary tools, skills, and knowledge to confront and solve social problems at the community level. In general, the discipline uses entrepreneurial principles from business, sociology, nonprofit management, political science and public administration to address existing social problems.
About the Online Graduate Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship
The University of North Dakota's online Graduate Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship focuses on developing your entrepreneurial skills to enhance the social sector, including:
ventures and social enterprises
the "business" of solving social problems
Through online courses, you will explore the:
concepts of social entrepreneurship
methods and techniques of entrepreneurship
steps required to create social enterprises and ventures
management of ventures and social enterprises
building of advocacy campaigns
As a graduate of the online program, you will be better equipped to:
positively impact social problems at the community, state, regional, national or international level
leverage assets and your imagination to serve your community's needs
create and foster sustainable organizations that support social change
succeed in an increasingly diverse and interdependent world
You also may pursue a fully-online Master of Public Administration degree by completing 32 credits of graduate-level coursework upon admittance into the MPA program.