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Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship

The Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship is an 18 credit hour program of study. The certificate is a cooperative program between the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, the Kelley School of Business, and the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis and is available only for students enrolled in the M.P.A. or M.B.A. programs. The Social Entrepreneurship Certificate prepares students for innovatively approaching public needs with a combination of entrepreneurial practices and social purposes— through the for-profit, nonprofit, and governmental sectors.

Certificate Requirements

(18 credit hours)

Required Courses (6 credit hours)

SPEA-V 559 Principles and Practices of Social Entrepreneurship (3 cr.)
BUS-X 572
Social Entrepreneurship
(1.5 cr.)
BUS-X 573
Sustainability and Green Business
(1.5 cr.)

Electives (9 - 12 credit hours) Nine credit hours required from list below, or other courses, as approved by directors of the certificate program. At least 3 credit hours must be taken at school other than one in which student is enrolled

SPEA-V 502 Public Management (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 504 Public Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 510 Government Regulation in Market Economies (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 516 Public Management Information Systems (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 519 Database Management Systems (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 521 The Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 522 Human Resource Management in Nonprofit Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 525 Management in the Nonprofit Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 526 Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 539 Management Science for Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 541 Benefit-Cost Analysis of Public and Environmental Policies (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 542 Government Financial Accounting and Reporting (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 544 Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 547 Negotiation and Dispute Resolution for Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 558 Fund Development for Nonprofits (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 560 Public Finance and Budgeting (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 561 Public Human Resources Management (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 562 Public Program Evaluation (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 568 Management of Urban Government Services (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 602 Strategic Management of Public and Nonprofit Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 622 Seminar in Urban Economic Development (3 cr.)
BUS-F 509 Financial Analysis for Corporate Decisions (1.5 cr.)
BUS-F 517 Venture Capital and Entrepreneurial Finance (1.5 cr.)
BUS-J 501 Developing Strategic Capabilities (1.5 cr.)
BUS-M 511 Marketing Performance and Productivity Analysis (1.5 cr.)
BUS-M 512 Marketing Strategy (with M511, 4.5 cr.) (1.5 cr.)
BUS-M 521 Implementation of Marketing Strategies (1.5 cr.)
BUS-P 510 Service Operations (1.5 cr.)
BUS-P 552 Project Management (1.5 cr.)
BUS-P 561 Supply Chain Management and Technologies (1.5 cr.)
BUS-S 509 Information Systems in Modern Organizations (1.5 cr.)
BUS-S 510 Managing the Net-Enabled Organization (1.5 cr.)
BUS-S 520 Managing and Designing Data Base Systems (1.5 cr.)
BUS-W 503 Creativity and Innovation: Generating New Venture Ideas (1.5 cr.)
BUS-W 504 New Vneture Business Planning (1.5 cr.)
BUS-W 506 Entrepreneurship Leadership and Practice (1.5 cr.)
BUS-W 511 Venture Strategy (1.5 cr.)
BUS-W 514 Venture Screening (1.5 cr.)
BUS-W 516 Organizational Development and Change: The Change Agent (1.5 cr.)
BUS-W 532 Organization Design Alternatives (1.5 cr.)
BUS-W 574 Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation
(1.5 cr.)

AADM-Y 511 Performing Arts Center Management (3 cr.)

AADM-Y 525 Museum Management (3 cr.)

AADM-Y 530 Audience Development and Marketing the Arts (3 cr.)

AADM-Y 535 Arts Administration and the Cultural Sector (3 cr.)

Other courses approved by a faculty advisor.

Social Entrepreneurship Internship (0-3 credit hours)

An internship practicum is also required that can be satisfied by SPEA-V 585 Practicum in Public Affairs (0-3) credit hours, BUS-X 523 and BUS-X 524 Enterprise Experience I and II, or approved experiential credit. The internship consists of:

  • A two-month project development period the semester before the internship.
  • A three-month full-time (40 hour per week) internship on site at the host organization, agency, or business to execute the project.
  • A final evaluation of the project, related to social entrepreneurial approaches.

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