Global Social Entrepreneurship, Minor

This five-course (20 credits) interdisciplinary minor in global social entrepreneurship (GSE) is administered by the D’Amore-McKim School of Business through its Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group (ENT) in collaboration with the College of Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH).

The minor consists of three on-campus courses and one two-course Dialogue of Civilizations Program (Dialogue). The minor is open to business and nonbusiness students. Several of the courses included in this minor may also apply to other programs or individual course requirements. Because this minor is interdisciplinary, a student may apply only three courses from any one college toward completion of the minor. For example, after a student completes Global Social Enterprise (ENTR 2206) (a D'Amore-McKim School of Business course) and a D'Amore-McKim School of Business Dialogue, then the remaining two courses must come from CSSH. If, alternatively, a student completes a qualified CSSH Dialogue, then he or she may thereafter take one or two elective courses from the D'Amore-McKim School of Business.

Finally, note that business students can pursue this minor or alternatively choose to pursue the ENT concentration with a track (concentration track) in social entrepreneurship, which requires three ENTR courses in social entrepreneurship and does not require a Dialogue. Students may also choose to pursue both the minor and the ENT concentration.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified.

Note: No more than three courses may be taken from any one college.

Required Course

ENTR 2206Global Social Enterprise4

Research Courses

Complete one of the following:8
Global Entrepreneurship
and Business Economic History of South Africa
Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development in India
and Development Practice and Global Citizenship in India
Leadership and International Program Development
and Intercultural Studies through Human Services
Please note: Additional research courses may be accepted with approval from the undergraduate dean’s office.


Complete two of the following:8
Social Responsibility of Business in an Age of Inequality
Global Markets and Local Culture
Innovation for Social Change
Impact Investing and Social Finance
Advanced Studies in Social Enterprise
Globalization and International Affairs
International Conflict and Negotiation
The Nonprofit Sector, Philanthropy, and Social Change
Global Human Rights: A Social and Economic Perspective
Politics of Developing Nations
International Law

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor