University of North Dakota

Online & Distance Education

Social Entrepreneurship Graduate Certificate



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Graduate Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship

Format: Online

Program Description:

The University of North Dakota’s online Graduate Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship focuses on developing your entrepreneurial skills to enhance the social sector, including: -entrepreneurial principles -ventures and social enterprises -the “business” of solving social problems Through online courses, you will explore the: -concepts of social entrepreneurship. -methods and techniques of entrepreneurship. -steps required to create social enterprises and ventures. -management of ventures and social enterprises. -building of advocacy campaigns. As a graduate of the online program, you will be better equipped to: -positively impact social problems at the community, state, regional, national, or international level. -leverage assets and your imagination to serve your community's needs. -create and foster sustainable organizations that support social change. -succeed in an increasingly diverse and interdependent world. UND’s part-time, online program is designed for working professionals who are unable to complete an on-campus program. You are not required to come to campus at any time. Pay in-state tuition rates for online courses regardless of where you live. Compared to paying the out-of-state tuition rate, this can translate into big savings for you! All courses in the Graduate Certificate program may be applied to a fully-online Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree should you be admitted at a later date.


The University of North Dakota as a whole is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

International Student Requirements:

If English is not your native language, you must complete the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) prior to admission. If you have received a bachelor's degree or higher from the United States or English-speaking Canada, you are not required to fulfill the English test requirement.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 12

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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