The Business of Social Innovation Professional Certificate Now Open for Registration

November 14, 2013 at 9:23 am Leave a comment


A design session for The Business of Social Innovation professional certificate.

Have you ever wanted to develop an idea that makes a lasting difference? More and more people do, from the Baby Boomers who make up the most entrepreneurial age group to the Millennials who are committed to creating positive change. Whatever your age or background, we invite you to join a diverse cohort of changemakers applying to our new professional certificate in social entrepreneurship, The Business of Social Innovation. Participants not enrolled in a university degree program can earn Continuing Education Units, and university students can enroll for elective academic credit.

This online program will give you the tools, connections, and skills you need to develop entrepreneurial solutions to social and environmental problems. Three eight-week online courses (10 weeks for university students), followed by an in-person field study either in Portland or abroad, will take you from identifying a social or environmental problem you care deeply about to designing an organization to address that problem. In less than a year, you’ll learn how to use Human-Centered Design from to brainstorm solutions, the Business Model Canvas and lean entrepreneurship to develop the right model, and the latest tools in social media and impact measurement to understand and communicate your impact.

Taught by practitioners and PSU faculty and featuring live conversations with social entrepreneurs and subject matter experts, The Business of Social Innovation professional certificate is designed to challenge, engage, and transform participants. You’ll have the opportunity to work with graduate and undergraduate students and other professionals who all share the same drive. We invite you to bring your passion for positive change and join us in unleashing the power of business for social and environmental good.

Learn more:

Join an informational session:
PSU Social Sustainability Colloquium:
Friday, November 15, 2–4 p.m.
Portland State University
ASRC (Rec Center Building), Room 660
1800 SW 6th Ave, Portland Oregon

Email us with questions

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