Certificate

Social Enterprise, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Ready to innovate? Learn to solve real problems and drive mission impact through social innovation. In this graduate certificate program in Social Enterprise, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, you'll address key social problems in your community or in the world by developing and launching a social enterprise idea. 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
Jan 3
Format
Evening or Online
Term Length
10 Weeks
Admission
No GRE or GMAT
4 Course Certificate
Tuition
$12,256
Time
As few as 6 months
6 Course Certificate
Tuition
$18,384
Time
As few as 12 months
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Free Application


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 impactful social enterprise ideas


Leverage innovation and design thinking to evaluate an idea’s social value and market potential


Test business and financial structure of social enterprise ideas applying social innovation tools and frameworks

Curriculum

Specialized Graduate Certificate in Social Enterprise, Innovation and Entrepreneurship requires completion of 16 credit hours (4 courses).

All students are required to complete a zero-credit Student Success Course.

4
Concentration Courses

Sample Schedule

Finish a graduate certificate in as few as six months or take up to a year. Choose your time to completion to get a better sense of what your schedule will look like during your certificate program.

Time to Completion
Year 1 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
4-Course Certificate Classes 2 2 0 0
6-Course Certificate Classes 3 3 0 0

Interested in a master's degree?


Explore our Master of Science in Strategic Human Resources with a concentration in Social Enterprise, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Take a Course Before You Apply


We know how important it is to get started when you're ready and that's why you can enroll in a course before you officially apply.

Career Outcomes

Predicted outcomes for graduates of Social Enterprise, Innovation and Entrepreneurship


According to the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies, nonprofits are creating jobs three times faster than for-profits and is the third largest industry in the U.S.


The nonprofit industry is a diverse industry with employers based in large cities to rural areas. Nonprofit professionals can seek employment in healthcare, education, social services, arts and culture, and more.

Job Titles

Chief Innovator
Corporate Social Responsibility Director
Senior Data Analyst
Social Enterprise Consultant
Social Innovation Program Manager
Social Venture Advisor

Social and Community Service Managers Salary: National Average

$64,100
(U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Get Ahead with Career Services


One-on-one career coaching and mock interviews


Job database dedicated to DU students and alumni


Résumé and cover letter guidance

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Flexible Online Classes

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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Accreditation & Associations

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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.

Colorado Nonprofit Association
Colorado Nonprofit Association

The University of Denver's Nonprofit Leadership program through University College is proud to be a sponsor of the Colorado Nonprofit Association, a valued community partnership for more than a decade.

Nonprofit Academic Centers Council
Nonprofit Academic Centers Council

The Nonprofit Leadership program at DU's University College is a proud member of several leading nonprofit associations, including the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC).

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