Entrepreneurship and Community Engagement, Undergraduate Certificate

Entrepreneurs need to be equipped to start new businesses that align economic, social, and environmental goals to render social services, and generate income, provide jobs, and serve as economic engines in their communicates. Students who earn this Certificate will be able to: identify and assess opportunities to resolve economic, social, and environmental problems within communities by applying entrepreneurship principles and practices; generate ideas for new community-based services and organizations to foster sustainable and equitable economic growth and community development; develop communication and networking skills to engage key stakeholders in communities and collaborate with partners and understand the principles and practices of social entrepreneurship to align economic, social, and environmental goals.

This certificate is appropriate for students in any major that supports entrepreneurship and community development such as majors in Business, majors in Community Development and Social Justice and others.

View course descriptions in the University Course Catalog:

Program Details

  • Level: Undergraduate; Entry Level to Intermediate
  • Eligibility: Current WP Students; Non-WP Students
  • Credit or Non-Credit: 9 college credits (3 courses)
  • Instruction Method: Traditional and online courses available
  • Average Time to Completion: Three semesters; summers optional

Skills Developed*

  • Equity & Inclusion
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership

*Categories based on the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) key competencies

Noteworthy Careers Supported by this Certificate

  • Business Development Manager
  • Community Outreach Coordinator
  • Social and Community Service Manager
  • ESG Impact Investment Consultant
  • Grant Writer
  • Entrepreneur

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Dr. R. Kashyap, Chair
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