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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
June 17

Term Length
10 Weeks

4 Course Certificate
Tuition

$12,896

6 Course Certificate
Tuition

$19,344

Format
Evening or Online

 
Admission
No GRE or GMAT

 
Duration
As few as 6 months

 
Duration
As few as 12 months

Top-Ranked University

U.S. News & World Report Rankings

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

 

 
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Concentration Courses
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

Graduate Certificate in Certificate of Advanced Study in Social Enterprise, Innovation and Entrepreneurship requires completion of 24 credit hours (6 courses).

 

 

4
Concentration Courses
 
 
2
Elective Courses
 

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 Nonprofit Leadership program include:

ORL 4115 Organizational Culture and Organizational Development Impacts
COMM 4144 Strategic Public Relations
MALS 4284 Arts and Culture Entrepreneurship
COMM 4320 Social Media Strategy
ORL 4400 Leading Strategic Planning in Organizations
ORL 4530 Leading a Culture of Organizational Innovation

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.

 

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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.

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Interested in a master’s degree?

Explore our Nonprofit Leadership with a concentration in Social Enterprise, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

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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)

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Nonprofit Fundraising During Tumultuous Times

These times are tumultuous, yet nonprofit organizations still need to move forward to make the world a better place. How are we navigating our organizations and fundraising programs through this time of uncertainty? Let’s come together and discuss how we all can survive and even thrive in these times. In this session, seasoned nonprofit professionals who are Nonprofit Leadership faculty, will address the challenges of creating a fundraising strategy in the age of COVID-19 and practical tips to make your fundraising program work in times of crisis.

Flexible Online Classes

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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


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.


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).
 

 

 


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.

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