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Master’s Concentration

Social Enterprise Innovation and Entrepreneurship

When you apply business best practices to a nonprofit mission, great things happen. Around the globe, social enterprise models are achieving measurable impact in diverse cultural and market contexts. In this graduate certificate program in Social Enterprise, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, you’ll address key social problems by developing and launching a social enterprise idea adapted to region-specific global conditions. Understand the financial insights and language of funding, prototyping, scaling, marketing, and measuring impact of social enterprises and innovations.

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At a Glance

Classes Begin
June 17

Term Length
10 Weeks

Master's Degree

As few as 18 months

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University College is committed to educational access, and given the difficult circumstances currently impacting millions of people, we are waiving application fees.

Skills You’ll Learn

Develop practices that advance equity as an integrated component of organizational strategy

Design solutions that meaningfully leverage diversity to achieve organizational goals

Integrate an understanding of social and cultural difference to better inform interpersonal communication and problem-solving strategies


Master of Arts in Global Community Engagement with
a concentration in Social Enterprise Innovation and
requires completion of 48 credit hours
(12 courses).


Core Courses




Elective Courses

Core Courses

Learn the scope of activity, historical development, and future direction of the industry. These courses provide a foundation that you'll draw on throughout your concentration and elective courses. The capstone serves as the culminating academic experience in which you'll explore a problem of practice in your field of study.

GS 4010 Global Society: Structures and Stakeholders
GS 4020 Culture, Identity and Power
GS 4200 Globalization and Global Citizenship
GS 4905 Graduate Social Research Methods
GS 4901 Capstone Project 
GS 4902 Capstone Seminar
GS 4904 Interdisciplinary Capstone Seminar 
Concentration Courses

Focus on a specific professional area within the larger
industry sector and master the skills needed to excel
in that area.

NFP 4115 Leading Nonprofit Financial Health
NFP 4400 Principles and Practices in Social Enterprise, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
NFP 4405 Social Enterprise Strategies
NFP 4410 Social Enterprise Experiential Learning
Elective Courses

Popular electives for students in the Global
Community Engagement
program include:

GS 4030 Working Internationally
GS 4040 Managing Across Cultures
GS 4050 Diversity and Organizational Structure
GS 4060 Communication and Cultural Memory
GS 4130 Gender and Social Justice: Sex and Power in Global Perspective
GS 4140 Contemporary Racial and Ethnic Relations
GS 4150 Global Trade: The Intersection of Main Street and the World
GS 4160 Politics and Social Media
GS 4210 The Force of Faith: Religion in the Global Workplace
GS 4303 Community Engaged Learning in Practice
GS 4701 Topics in Global Community Engagement
GS 4800 The Puerto Rican Paradox: Challenges and Opportunities in Uncertain Times

Elective courses may be chosen from among non-core and concentration courses in the academic program, and you may also select courses in other University College graduate programs. Your academic advisor will help you select electives that align with your career and personal goals.

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Career Outcomes

Predicted outcomes for graduates of Social
Enterprise Innovation and Entrepreneurship

According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, more than 70% of
the world’s purchasing power is located outside of the United States,
inspiring businesses to venture overseas. Career opportunities
continue to grow for professionals who possess a sophisticated
knowledge of timely global issues and trends, and who can work
effectively across diverse organizational structures.
While many organizations are looking to expand overseas, the
diversity of the American population continues to grow including
workplace and school populations. This academic year, Aurora Public
Schools had students from more than 130 countries that spoke more
than 160 languages, and 36.8% of students at Denver Public Schools
were English language learners. As diversity grows, cultural
competence will be a crucial skill for professionals that work with
diverse populations.

Job Titles

Cross-Cultural Trainer
Business Consultant
International Relations Specialist
NGO Director
Program Officer
Policy Analyst
Public Affairs Manager

Program Officer Salary: National Average



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Flexible Online Classes


We understand the demands of balancing work, friends and family, and school can be challenging. That's why at University College, you can complete your program entirely online. Our online learning platform makes it easy to work anywhere at any time.

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Higher Learning Commission

University College programs maintain the highest level of accreditation offered by The Higher Learning Commission, one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the federal government. The University of Denver and all of its academic programs are regionally accredited by this commission, and regional accreditation is the highest standard for universities in the United States.

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