Social Entrepreneurship Minor

  • MADELYN YOUNG, adviser

This interdisciplinary minor in Social Entrepreneurship is for students of all majors who are interested in learning how to create and maintain social enterprises in the context of making a broader contribution to society. Coursework covers social entrepreneurship, best practices in public and private sectors, and the knowledge required to start a business with a social mission. Social entrepreneurship minors are required to take the introductory course (BAD203) that analyzes social enterprise models and studies the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. Through the elective offerings, students have the option to tailor coursework to their academic interests and professional aspirations. Students completing a Social Entrepreneurship minor are required to participate in at least one Sullivan Foundation Social Entrepreneurship Retreat Weekend, held in the fall and spring, throughout their time at Converse.

The minor consists of 18 – 21 hours to include the following:

Required Courses

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
6

Management Requirement

Choose from the following:

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
3

Economics Requirement

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
3

Economics Selection

Choose one of the following (or approved substitute/transfer course):

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
3

Experiential Learning

Choose one or an approved substitute transfer credit.

Item #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
3-4
Total credits:
21-22