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797 USD/credit 12752 USD/year
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656 USD/credit 10496 USD/year
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About

The Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship certificate from Portland State University equips you to bring meaning and purpose to your career in business or nonprofit leadership by training you to create practical, effective solutions to social and environmental challenges.

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Overview

Whether you’re a social entrepreneur starting something new, or an intrapreneur inside a mission-driven organization, this Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship certificate from Portland State University can prepare you with the experience and skills to innovate. You can either design a new social venture—nonprofit, business, government program, or advocacy campaign—to address an issue that matters to you, or evaluate and suggest improvements to an existing organization of your choice. 

Career

Graduates have used the social innovation and social entrepreneurship certificate to design and launch new nonprofits, foundations, and businesses, advance careers in nonprofit leadership and corporate social responsibility, or find jobs at B Corps and sustainable businesses. Graduates of the social innovation and social entrepreneurship certificate program commonly go into fields such as:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Intrapreneurship
  • Corporate responsibility
  • Nonprofit leadership
  • Civic engagement and outreach
  • Government administration
  • Community programming

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Pioneering Innovation
  • Design Thinking for Social Innovation
  • Storytelling and Impact Measurement for Social Innovation
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Design Thinking for Social Innovation
  • Storytelling and Impact Measurement for Social Innovation

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
60
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
80

Credits

16 SCH

Delivered

Blended, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.75

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
60
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
80

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be considered for regular admission, applicants must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or the equivalent (on the U.S. 4.0 scale) from the degree granting institution(s). Applicants who have earned 9 or more letter-graded graduate credits must have a minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 or the equivalent; this graduate GPA supersedes the undergraduate GPA. 
  • Copies of official degree certificate/diploma
  • Certified translation of transcripts
  • Financial documentation demonstrating adequate financial support for at least the first year of study

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12752 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 797 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    12752 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 797 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10496 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 656 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Portland

1271 - 2262 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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