Social Entrepreneurship Certificate

Certificate of Undergraduate Study in Social Entrepreneurship

This certificate is designed to provide students with a set of courses focused on social entrepreneurship. This certificate will help students develop the entrepreneurial skills related to the unique features of building and sustaining ventures to generate economic, social, and environmental change and the role of microfinance organizations.

Admission to the certificate program is competitive. Students interested in the certificate should fill out and submit an application to the Department of Management located in Barsema Hall 245. Applications are available in the Management Department office.

A grade of C or above must be earned in all of the certificate courses. Only courses taken at NIU may be applied toward the certificate. Some of the courses may, with the approval of the major department, be applied toward an undergraduate major.

Certificate Requirements (9 hours)

  • MGMT 311, Social Entrepreneurship (3)
  • MGMT 327, Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (3)
  • MGMT 411, Entrepreneurship in Microfinance Organizations (3)
  • MGMT 470/670, Social Innovation Competition (3) Fall Only

Direct any questions regarding this certificate to Management Department in Barsema Hall 245 or at (815) 753-1124.