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Postgraduate Certificate Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship

Portland State University’s Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship certificate equip you to bring meaning and purpose to your career in business or nonprofit leadership by training you to create practical, effective solutions to social and environmental challenges.

Quick Facts

 
Full-time/Part-time Duration  
Starting in: January, March, June, September
Tuition Fee: $790 per credit
Location: Blended / Online

Whether you’re a social entrepreneur starting something new, or an intrapreneur inside a mission-driven organization, this program can prepare you with the experience and skills to innovate. You can either design a new social venture—nonprofit, business, government program or advocacy campaign—to address an issue that matters to you, or evaluate and suggest improvements to an existing organization of your choice.

What can you do

Graduates have used the social innovation and social entrepreneurship certificate to design and launch new nonprofits, foundations and businesses, advance careers in nonprofit leadership and corporate social responsibility, or find jobs at B Corps and sustainable businesses. Graduates of the Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship certificate program at Portland State University commonly go into fields such as:

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

  • Design Thinking for Social Innovation
  • Money Matters for Social Innovation
  • Storytelling and Impact Measurement for Social Innovation
  • Social Innovation Field Study