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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 (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.

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