The integrated approach of the SEI Minor includes a logical flow of courses and experiential learning opportunities that expose students to a breadth of topical exploration and depth of subject matter coverage.
The minor consists of 15 credit hours, including:
- 3 Credit Foundational Course - SEI 30552: Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation
- 3 Credit Innovation and Design Thinking - SEI course *Coming Soon, and alternatives available
6 Credits Elective Courses within Social Entrepreneurship, Business, Sustainability, and/or Poverty Studies, including:
- SEI 40834: Marketing of Social Initiatives, Causes, and Ventures
- SEI 30999: Poverty, Business and Development
3 Credits Experiential Capstone Course
- SEI 40999: Consulting and Development
- SEI 34997/8: Entrepreneurship and Empowerment in South Africa
- Or approved independent research.
Courses will include experiential elements such as: case studies, interviews of social innovators, consulting projects, entrepreneurial audits of social enterprises, simulations, business models for social ventures, and social marketing inventions. Students will also have opportunities outside the classroom to develop social ventures, intern in social enterprises, participate in social innovation competitions, and volunteer in social initiatives.