Social Entrepreneurship Certificate

For information, contact the Page Center for Entrepreneurship, 2078 FSB, 513-529-1221.

Social Entrepreneurship and the ability to recognize opportunities to create viable, sustainable social solutions are skills needed in our volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous world.   The Social Entrepreneurship Certificate is a multidisciplinary educational initiative bringing students together from all schools on campus to develop expertise on how Entrepreneurial practices can help build and sustain societal matters. It is a suite of tools, mindsets and experiences for understanding how social ventures impact our world and what resources and entrepreneurial principles are needed to foster successful social ventures. The Social Entrepreneurship Certificate is applied to problems in fields ranging from economic development, sustainable resources, crime, poverty and healthcare. This certificate program builds qualifications for employment and/or further study in Social Enterprise. The Certificate provides a framework for understanding entrepreneurship from a variety of disciplines and application of entrepreneurial skill sets to meet societal and workplace demands. It is for all students interested in gaining knowledge and a level of expertise in entrepreneurial mindsets, cultural awareness and collaborative problem-solving. 

Program Requirements

Complete the following class twice:2
Entrepreneurial Immersion: From Idea to Opportunity
(Includes Fall ESP 102 StartUp Weekend, Spring ESP 102 Social Innovation Weekend and other ESP 102 offerings)
Complete the following courses:
ESP 201Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Business Models3
ESP 252Entrepreneurial Mindset: Creativity and Organization3
ESP 331Social Entrepreneurship3
Complete one of the following courses:3
Entrepreneurship: New Ventures
Entrepreneurial Consulting
Total Credit Hours14