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Social Entrepreneurship

Program Overview

What is social entrepreneurship and how does it differ from traditional entrepreneurship? Is there a difference between social entrepreneurship and charity? What role does the social entrepreneur play, and how does one quantify the impact of social innovation? Can you make a profit and make an impact?

Social entrepreneurs are motivated by social change – they see the world as it can be rather than as it is. The field of social entrepreneurship is growing in popularity and is attracting increasing amounts of money and talent. In this online certificate program, you will learn how social entrepreneurs have developed innovative and profitable solutions to social problems. The aim of the program is to expose students to the concepts of social entrepreneurship and social enterprise and how these are transforming communities and society at large. In this context, students will learn how to quantify the social impact of investors and beneficiaries to help ensure resources are effectively utilized. In doing so, students learn about the various models of social entrepreneurship and associated organizations that currently exist. Students will learn how to build a venture plan for a social enterprise and how to apply basic business knowledge and practice to advance social good.

Additional Information

When you have completed the required courses in the certificate program, you need to apply to graduate. Please contact the Registrar's Office at graduation@humber.ca with your name, student number, and program name in order to receive your certificate.

Curriculum

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Compulsory 2023/2024 Academic Year 2024/2025 Academic Year
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PHIL 227: Business Ethics
SELS 010: Entrepreneurship 2
SOCI 207: Social Entrepreneurship: Profit, People and the Planet
WRIT 200: Workplace Writing Skills
Required 2 from the following courses 2023/2024 Academic Year 2024/2025 Academic Year
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ECON 150: Real Life Economics
SCIE 221: The Environment
SOCI 233: Sociology of Cultural Difference
SOCI 247: Leadership

Compulsory Courses

PHIL 227 Business Ethics
 
SELS 010 Entrepreneurship 2
 
SOCI 207 Social Entrepreneurship: Profit, People and the Planet
 
WRIT 200 Workplace Writing Skills
 

Required 2 from the following courses

ECON 150 Real Life Economics
 
SCIE 221 The Environment
 
SOCI 233 Sociology of Cultural Difference
 
SOCI 247 Leadership
 

Contact Us

Humber Continuous Professional Learning Liberal Arts & Sciences
416.675.6622 ext. 4554
cplliberalarts@humber.ca


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