Graduate Certificate in Social Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship
Portland State University

Program Details

With the Graduate Certificate in Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship, you will learn how to create practical and effective solutions to social and environmental issues. This field uniquely provides meaning and purpose to your business career or nonprofit leadership.

Innovation is key whether you are an entrepreneur starting your own enterprise or an employee of a mission-driven organization. Learn how to address issues that matter to you through nonprofit work, business initiatives, government programs, and advocacy campaigns. Students are able to tailor coursework to incorporate their own ideas and goals.

Throughout this four-course program, students will:

  • Refine their leadership and career purpose
  • Apply Human-Centered Design best practices
  • Use the Business Model Canvas to map out a venture
  • Learn about funding sources
  • Create a financial forecast
  • Develop a plan for measuring and reporting impact
  • Practice effective storytelling and presentation skills

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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

Bachelor Degree

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)