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 entrepreneurial ventures that produce social good. Through courses and integrated fieldwork delivered at our programs around the world, students learn the ways in which entrepreneurs use business principles to channel market forces so as to address important social needs. Students obtain a broad understanding of this exciting global phenomenon and develop necessary design thinking and entrepreneurial skills. Through engaging with social entrepreneurs in different regions of the world, students are also exposed to the positive social impact innovators are making. Through projects or internships, students pursuing this minor will explore how they can be positive agents of change in their communities and future professional lives.

In order to meet the 15-credit requirement for the Social Entrepreneurship minor, students complete:

  • At least three courses from Category A (9 credits)
  • At least two additional courses selected from category A and B (minimum 6 credits) *
Category A - Core courses in Social Entrepreneurship (at least 3 courses)
GNYC 200      Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship
GNYC 316 Business Fundamentals for Social Entrepreneurs
GNYC 416 Field Seminar in Social Enterprise
GNYC 307 Special Topics in Entrepreneurship (with Dean’s permission)
GNYC 407 Special Topics in Entrepreneurship (with Dean’s permission)
ENT 200 Entrepreneurship and Innovation
ENT 302 Developing a New Business Model
ENT 304 New Venture Capital
Category B - Social Entrepreneurship in Regional Contexts (up to 2 courses)
GEUR 323 Principles of Management
GEUR 324 Business Finance
GEUR 325 Principles of Marketing
GAUS 335 Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation for Sustainable Development
GCHI 321 Women’s Leadership in Social Innovation
GNYC 412 International Internship in Entrepreneurship
GNYC 414 Capstone Internship in Entrepreneurship

* With the Dean’s approval, appropriate courses taken with prior approval at LIU Brooklyn during the Senior Capstone semester can be treated as equivalent to courses in Category A and B. Lists of appropriate courses that align with the Capstone Semester schedule will be identified each fall as students are building their schedules for the Capstone Semester in the spring.