The Social Entrepreneurship Track (SE Track) requires business students to complete five courses within the School of Business’ Innovation & Entrepreneurship concentration, for a total of 20 credits.
While the SE Track is formally recognized by the DMSB as a specialized field of study, university policy provides that track designations do not appear on student transcripts. Students are encouraged to use the SE Track designation on their resumes, co-op and job applications, and any other materials representing their academic record at Northeastern.
Structure of the SE Track
The first required course in the five course SE Track is the introductory core course entitled ENTR2206: Global Social Enterprise. Additionally, two of the required courses must be completed as a “Field Research Program” in either India or South Africa. Two other courses included in the SE Track are traditional on-campus classes. And finally, the capstone course for the SE Track includes an abbreviated optional field study component, typically done during Spring Break.
These courses include one course from the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Group’s general curriculum and four specialized courses from the Social Entrepreneurship curriculum
- ENTR2301: Innovation! or ENTR2303: Entrepreneurial Marketing (4 SH)
- ENTR2206: Global Social Enterprise (4 SH)
- ENTR3306/3308: South Africa Field Research Program (8 SH)
OR ENTR4512/4514: India Field Research Program (8 SH)
- ENTR4506: Advanced Studies in Social Enterprise (4 SH) OR ENTR4501: Business Planning for Technology Ventures (4 SH)
Prerequisites and Sequence:
Students are encouraged to complete ENTR2206 before applying for and enrolling in one of the Field Research Programs. Students who have completed ENTR2206 are given preference in the application process for each Field Research Program.
Completion of ENTR2206 is required for the capstone course ENTR4506. Completion of one of the Field Research Programs is strongly encouraged for enrollment in the capstone course ENTR4506.
An additional Social Entrepreneurship course entitled, ENTR3219: Microfinance: Fostering Entrepreneurship in the Developing World can be taken as an elective, or under certain limited circumstances, substituted for one of the required on-campus courses.