Social Innovation Micro-Certificate Program

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If you have a desire to make a difference within the world, earn a Social Innovation Micro-Certificate to gain an understanding of the business side of social innovations.

Program Overview

The Social Innovation Micro-Certificate consists of 9 credit hours, is open to students from all disciplines and no prerequisites are required.

Students must select at least one of two anchor classes – Social Entrepreneurship (SEVI 3673) and Social Innovation Strategies (SEVI 3033) – as a requirement for the certificate. These classes, totaling 3-6 credit hours, highlight the process to design, develop and implement new social ventures or social impact strategies at a small business, corporate or grassroot level.

Students will also select one or two electives, totaling 3-6 credit hours, noted below.

Students who are interested in this certificate program must connect with their academic advisor to make sure that the certificate fits within their current academic plan.

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For questions regarding the Social Innovation Micro-Certificate, email program manager Rogelio Garcia Contreras, teaching assistant professor, Social Innovation Initiatives

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The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Major(Bachelor's Degreee): Start your own for-profit or non-profit venture. Manage and grow small businesses or enter the workforce with an entrepreneurial mindset and skills in innovation and technology commercialization.

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Minor Program: A minor for Walton College students desiring more knowledge of innovation and entrepreneurship to assist them in their business careers.

Two graduate degree options: The one-year Master of Science in Product Innovation will prepare students to usher new products from ideation through the commercialization phases in existing companies or in new ventures. The curriculum will cover the needs-based product design, prototype development and testing, business model development and validation, and project and product management.

The department offers a Ph.D. in Business Administration that prepares students for careers as scholars focused on problems facing businesses. The program offers areas of emphasis in entrepreneurship, nonmarket strategy, corporate social responsibility, and micro foundations of strategy and entrepreneurship.