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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Social Entrepreneurship (9)

Certificate of Undergraduate Study

This certificate is designed to provide College of Business students with a set of courses focused on social entrepreneurship. This certificate will help students develop the entrepreneurial skills related to the unique features of building and sustaining ventures to generate economic, social, and environmental change and the role of microfinance organizations.

Admission to the certificate program is competitive. Students interested in the certificate should fill out and submit an application to the Department of Management located in Barsema Hall 245. Applications are available in the Management Department office or online at www.cob.niu.edu/ mgmt/SocialEntrepreneurshipCertificate.pdf.

A grade of C or above must be earned in all of the certificate courses. Only courses taken at NIU may be applied toward the certificate. Some of the courses may, with the approval of the major department, be applied toward an undergraduate major. Students who earn a major in management with an emphasis in entrepreneurship and social responsibility or a minor in social entrepreneurship will not be awarded the certificate.

Direct any questions regarding this certificate to the Department of Management, 815-753-1124.


  • Credits: 3
  • Available for general education credit.

  • This is a creativity and critical analysis general education course for the Creativity, Innovation, and Change Pathway.

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