Certificate in Social Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship
Portland State University

Program Details

With a Certificate in Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship, you will be able to drive meaningful change through your current workplace or a new startup of your own. Students in this program learn how to create practical and effective solutions to challenges in society and the environment.

Learn how to address issues that matter to you through nonprofit organizations, business strategy, governmental programs, or advocacy campaigns. Experienced faculty serve as mentors to help you get your ideas past the drawing board and avoid common pitfalls. Real-world field studies help solidify concepts learned through coursework.

Graduates can use this certificate to pursue roles in:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Corporate responsibility
  • Nonprofit leadership
  • Civic engagement and outreach
  • Government administration
  • Community programming

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School Accreditation & Licensing

Portland State University is accredited by:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Some College

Recommended GPA

2.5 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Additional Materials May Be Requested, Official College Transcript(s)