Master's Concentration

Social Enterprise, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Are you a social entrepreneur or aspiring to become one? Increase your value as a nonprofit leader and learn to address community issues in the hands-on master's degree in Social Enterprise, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship designed to help you drive mission impact. You'll gain practical strategies and tools in social enterprise and innovation, from idea conception through to launch and all the steps in-between: funding, prototyping, scaling, marketing, measurement, and more.

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At a Glance

Classes Begin
April 1
Format
Evening or Online
Term Length
10 Weeks
Admission
No GRE or GMAT
Master's Degree
Tuition
$32,928
Time
As few as 18 months
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Skills You'll Learn


Address social issues through impactful business and public sector solutions


Apply design thinking to create and test ideas and approaches to social enterprise


Develop and manage market-driven strategies that drive real change

Curriculum

Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership with a concentration in Social Enterprise, Innovation and Entrepreneurship requires completion of 48 credit hours (12 courses)

5
Core Courses
4
Concentration Courses
3
Elective Courses

Electives may be chosen from among all courses in the Nonprofit Leadership program. You may also select courses from other University College graduate programs with approval from the academic director.

Your academic advisor will help you select electives that align with your career and personal goals, and your advisor will obtain any necessary approvals from the academic director.

Sample Schedule

Plan out your schedule and determine your preferred timeline for completing your master's degree—finish in as few as 18 months or take up to five years.

Time to Completion
Year 1 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Classes 1 2 1 2
Year 2 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
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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 (2016), 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.

Accreditation

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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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