Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Minor

This five-course interdisciplinary Minor in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship is administered by the D’Amore-McKim School of Business through its Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group in collaboration with the College of Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH).

The minor consists of four on-campus courses and one course from a two-course Dialogue of Civilizations program. 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. 

Finally, note that business students can pursue this minor or alternatively choose to pursue the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship concentration, which requires four ENTR courses in social entrepreneurship and does not require a Dialogue.

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 Courses

ENTR 2206Global Social Enterprise4
Approved course from Dialogue of Civilizations or another approved program. 4
Noncredit community service required if approved Dialogue is not completed.


Complete one of the following:4
Social Responsibility of Business in an Age of Inequality
Impact Investing and Social Finance
Advanced Studies in Social Innovation Entrepreneurship
Complete two of the following:8
Global Markets and Local Culture
The Nonprofit Sector, Philanthropy, and Social Change
Globalization and International Affairs
International Conflict and Negotiation
Global Human Rights: A Social and Economic Perspective
International Law
Politics of Developing Nations

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor