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.
Summmer 2023 Course Offering
Check out our experiential learning course Development in Action: An Immersive Leadership Experience offered this summer at the Kennedy Mountain Campus.
Note: This course is not applicable to the four-course certificate curriculum.
At a Glance
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
Specialized Graduate Certificate in Certificate of Advanced Study 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.
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.
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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.
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.
Social and Community Service Managers 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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Accreditation & Associations
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.
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.
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).