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Entrepreneurship for Social Impact Minor

Created in partnership between Tisch College of Civic Life and the Derby Entrepreneurship Center.

The Entrepreneurship for Social Impact Minor is designed for students who want to solve problems in today’s society and drive impact through innovation and new venture creation. Students build knowledge about societal issues via 3 civic studies courses offered by Tisch College, and learn how to take practical action and drive change via 3 additional courses in entrepreneurship, including courses that explore how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to starting, building, and running social enterprises including mission-driven for-profit companies, non-profits, and government agencies.

You will learn to become an active citizen who knows how to take the first step towards solving wicked problems of the world, wherever your personal and professional journey may take you.

To fulfill the Entrepreneurship for Social Impact minor, students take six courses:

  • CVS 0020/PHIL 0020/PS 0020: Introduction to Civic Studies
  • ENT 141/AMER 0141: Innovative Social Enterprise
  • Two additional Civic Studies courses from the approved list
  • Two additional Entrepreneurship courses
    • We strongly recommend you include one of the following - ENT 101: Entrepreneurship and Business Planning or ENT 194.03: Creativity, Innovation, & Entrepreneurial Thinking.

The minor is open to all undergraduate & graduate students across Tufts University. Students who have completed the minor's requirements should complete the minor certification form. No more than two course credits used toward a minor may be used toward any other requirement.