Academics

Since 2007, our Insti­tute con­tin­ues to offer resources and pro­grams for stu­dents to act as pro­po­nents of social change by using busi­ness solu­tions as a sus­tain­able way to assist the poor.

The Insti­tute equips stu­dents with knowl­edge on social entre­pre­neur­ship through our grow­ing aca­d­e­mic course offer­ings in social enter­prise, micro-finance, social invest­ment and impact measurement. Addi­tion­ally, the Insti­tute pro­vides stu­dents with field expe­ri­ence through part­ner orga­ni­za­tions in coun­tries all over the world. This expo­sure pro­vides stu­dents with hands on learn­ing expe­ri­ence, prepar­ing under­grad­u­ates at both the aca­d­e­mic and practitioner level.

Undergraduate course offerings

A selection of courses to pro­vide stu­dents with an in-depth expo­sure to entre­pre­neur­ship in the social sec­tor, a rapidly grow­ing seg­ment of the global economy. Learn More →

Interdisciplinary Minor in Global Social Entrepreneurship 

Under­grad­u­ates from any col­lege within the Uni­ver­sity are eli­gi­ble for this new inter­dis­ci­pli­nary minor, includ­ing busi­ness stu­dents who may also pur­sue a CBA concentration/track in Social Entrepreneurship. Learn More →

Social Entrepreneurship Track for CBA students

The new Social Entre­pre­neur­ship Track (SE Track) requires busi­ness stu­dents to com­plete five courses within the College’s Inno­va­tion & Entre­pre­neur­ship con­cen­tra­tion, for a total of 20 credits. Learn More →

Lecture Series

The Social Enter­prise Lec­ture Series is a once a month recur­ring series at North­east­ern Uni­ver­sity that serves to inform the gen­eral pub­lic of the dif­fer­ent inno­v­a­tive enter­prise solu­tions in the local com­mu­nity. Learn More →