The fully online Social Entrepreneurship Certificate is designed for individuals who want to make a positive difference to society by operating or working for a community-based business that implements solutions to social, cultural, or environmental issues. Graduates will gain an understanding of themselves as citizens of the world and learn the entrepreneurial and business skills needed to affect change and make a positive impact through a social enterprise.
This seven-course program is comprised of six compulsory courses and one elective course, allowing learners to tailor the program to their learning needs and interests.
Learners must complete six compulsory courses listed below.
OEL8008 Social Entrepreneurship
OEL854 Global Citizenship
OEL1387 Design Thinking
OEL1386 Entrepreneurship II
OEL1388 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
Learners must complete one of the following elective courses listed below.
OEL1385 Opportunities in the Green Economy
OEL1384 Introduction to Sustainability and Business
OEL856 Finance (Leadership Development Series)
OEL1101 Communication (Leadership Development Series)
OEL1389 Methods of Fundraising
OEL1390 Change Leadership for Sustainability
|OEL138 - 3 Entrepreneurship|
|OEL1386 - 3 Entrepreneurship II|
|OEL1387 - 3 Design Thinking|
|OEL1388 - 3 FUNdamentals of Entrepreneurship|
|OEL8008 - 3 Social Entrepreneurship|
|OEL854 - 3 Global Citizenship|
Learners must complete one elective of their choosing from the list below.
Requirements & Program Information
Minimum Academic Requirements
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or 19 years of age or older
Students must successfully complete all courses within 7 years of acceptance into the program in order to graduate.
Students must obtain a G.P.A. of 2.0 or 60% or higher to obtain this certificate.
Social Entrepreneurs operate in a variety of fields such as health, sanitation, natural resources, service industry, hospitality, and education.
For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.jobbank.gc.ca.