Social Entrepreneurship


Minor in Social Entrepreneurship, LIU Global

The LIU Global Minor in Social Entrepreneurship equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to imagine, plan and execute sustainable ventures through entrepreneurial design thinking that produce a social benefit. Through courses and integrated fieldwork around the world, students learn the ways in which entrepreneurs use business principles to channel market forces to address important social needs. Through projects or internships, students will explore how they can become positive change agents in their communities and professional lives.

In order to meet the requirement for the Social Entrepreneurship minor, students must complete 5 courses:


  • At least three courses from Category A
  • Two additional courses selected from category A or B


Courses listed below may only count toward one minor if cross-listed in another minor. 


Category A: Core courses in Social Entrepreneurship

Course #

Course Title

Location, semester, type

GNYC 200

Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship

Costa Rica, spring, elective

GNYC 316

Business Fundamentals for Social Entrepreneurs


GCHI 326

New SE course on social enterprise impact measurement and evaluation

China, spring, elective

GNYC 307

Special Topics in Entrepreneurship

online course with Dean’s permission, sophomore/junior/senior elective

GNYC 407

Special Topics in Entrepreneurship

online course with Dean’s permission, sophomore/junior/senior elective

ENT 200

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Brooklyn/Capstone, spring, elective

ENT 302

Developing a New Business Model

Brooklyn/Capstone, spring, elective

ENT 304

New Venture Capital

Brooklyn/Capstone, spring, elective


Category B: Social Entrepreneurship in Regional Contexts[1]

Course #

Course Title

Location, semester, type

GEUR 323

Principles of Management

Europe, fall, elective

GEUR 324

Business Finance

Europe, fall, elective

GEUR 325

Principles of Marketing

Europe, fall, elective

GAUS 335

Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation for Sustainable Development

Australia, spring, required

GCHI 321

Women’s Leadership in Social Innovation

China, fall, elective

GNYC 412

International Internship in Entrepreneurship

IRIS, fall, with approval

GNYC 414

Capstone Internship in Entrepreneurship

Brooklyn/Capstone, spring, with approval


[1] Other courses may fulfill elective requirements with the Dean’s approval.