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.
(18 credit hours)
Required Courses (9 credit hours)
|SPEA-V 521||The Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector||(3 cr.)*|
|SPEA-V 559||Principles and Practices of Social Entrepreneurship||(3 cr.)|
|BUS-W 511||Venture Strategy||(3 cr.)|
Electives (9 credit hours, at least 3 of which must be taken in school other than one offering degree)
|SPEA-V 502||Public Management||(3 cr.)|
|SPEA-V 504||Public Organizations||(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 for Public and Environmental Affairs||(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 Resource Management||(3 cr.)|
|SPEA-V 562||Public Program Evaluation||(3 cr.)|
|SPEA-V 598||Governing and Leading in a Global Society||(3 cr.)|
|SPEA-V 602||Strategic Management of Public and Nonprofit Organizations||(3 cr.)|
|BUS-F 509||Advanced Capital Budgeting||(1.5 cr.)|
|BUS-F 517||Venture Capital and Entrepreneurial Finance||(1.5 cr.)|
|BUS-J 522||Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation||(1.5 cr.)|
|BUS-M 501||Strategic Marketing Management||(1.5 cr.)|
|BUS-M 503||Applied Marketing Research||(1.5 cr.)|
|BUS-M 524||Marketing of Medical Products and Services||(1.5 cr.)|
|BUS-M 527||Effective Brand Marketing||(1.5 cr.)|
|BUS-P 510||Service Operations||(1.5 cr.)|
|BUS-P 552||Project Management||(1.5 cr.)|
|BUS-W 516||Organizational Development and Change: The Change Agent||(1.5 cr.)|
|BUS-W 525||New Ventures and the Venture Community of Indianapolis||(1.5 cr.)|
Other courses approved by a faculty advisor.
*With approval, Kelley students desiring a public policy emphasis may substitute SPEA-V 502 Public Management (3 cr.).
Supply Chain Management Certificate Courses (available through Kelley Direct Online)
- Course 1 Supply Chain Overview (3 cr.)
- Course 2 Supply Chain Management Sourcing (3 cr.)
An internship practicum is also required that can be satisfied by SPEA-V 585 Practicum in Public Affairs (0–6) credit hours, BUS-X 523 and BUS-X 524 Enterprise Experience I and II (1.5 credit hours each), 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.