Social Entrepreneurship

Advanced Certificate

Empire State College

  • Delivery Mode
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
    12
  • Degree Level
    Advanced Certificate
  • Contact Us
    800-342-3811

Earn your advanced-certificate degree online

You will earn the same diploma as our on-campus students

Social entrepreneurship is defined as any innovative initiative that is designed to address social problems that have not been adequately addressed. While the goal of social entrepreneurship is to create a better society, it is not necessarily inconsistent with making a profit. In fact, there is a growing recognition that societal problems require partnerships involving business, government and the nonprofit sector. Therefore, social entrepreneurship requires innovative, even revolutionary, business approaches that achieve sufficient scope and scale to be effective. At completion of the program, students will be able to: understand social entrepreneurship as a vital activity and an opportunity for personal growth; describe and explore examples and models of social entrepreneurship; explore the different approaches legal structures (for-profit, nonprofit, benefit organizations), partnerships, alliances that support social entrepreneurship; and consider and the skills and knowledge areas required for social entrepreneurship
What's an advanced certificate?
Advanced, or graduate, certificates are designed to provide focused study to support a particular career interest. They vary in number of credits and typically require students to have a bachelor’s degree.

How do I enroll?

Follow these steps to start your application

  1. Go to the online application
  2. Create an account
  3. Complete the forms or save for later
  4. Pay the application fee (if applicable)
  5. Submit any supplemental materials, if required
  6. Send in your academic records
  7. Apply Now

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