Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship

This certificate program seeks to provide individuals with diverse educational and professional backgrounds, an interdisciplinary core of knowledge necessary to craft, manage, and act within innovative business and nonprofit enterprises that address social needs, create public value, and achieve social change.

Admission Requirements

  1. Students must hold a baccalaureate degree from an educational institution of recognized standing, as determined by the School of Graduate Studies.
  2. Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  3. International students must meet the English language and other admission requirements of the University of North Dakota.
  4. Students must submit an admission portfolio containing:
    1. A personal statement addressing how the certificate will help them meet their goals
    2. Official transcripts of all coursework completed
    3. Three (3) letters of reference
    4. A description of relevant work experience

Students should note that the above requirements represent minimum achievement levels necessary to be considered for admission; meeting these requirements does not guarantee admission.

Certificate Requirements

Students admitted to the certificate program are required to complete the four three-credit courses (12 credits total) listed below, and are required to maintain a 3.0 GPA in these four courses in order to remain in the program.

POLS 561Creation and Management of Social Enterprises3
POLS 562Political Advocacy and Social Entrepreneurship3
ENTR 575Special Topics (Sustainability) or approval from director3
ENTR 580Seminar in Social Entrepreneurship3