Minor Concentration in Social Entrepreneurship

The Minor Concentration in Social Entrepreneurship is a collaboration of the Faculty of Arts and Desautels Faculty of Management and is designed to provide Arts (B.A.) students with an understanding of how to conceptualize, develop, and manage successful new ventures - including social enterprises, not-for-profit organizations and cooperatives.

Management courses cover management essentials and the key concepts of entrepreneurship including basic accounting, financing, organizational behavior, marketing, operations management, information technology, strategy, plus the basic processes in starting and managing a new venture.

Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation (MGPO 438) explores how the market system can be leveraged to create social value and the application of entrepreneurship and innovation principles to solve social problems.

Complementary Arts courses permit students to further their knowledge related to social change.

Students gain hands-on experience through an entrepreneurial project or internship.

The program is interdisciplinary and integrative. Many courses will therefore include students from multiple McGill faculties. See Courses and Requirements (link to web page) for further information.


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Application & Admission

This Minor Concentration has a limited enrollment and is restricted to students who have completed one year of university studies with a minimum CGPA of 3.0.

Students must apply for admission for the Fall term admission cycle.


Students in this Minor Concentration are not permitted to take the Joint Honours Economics/Finance, Joint Honours Economics/Accounting or Desautels Minors in Management, Marketing, Finance or Operations Management (for Non-Management Students). 

Students must have at least 4 semesters remaining in their degree when applying to the program. Students who have 3 semesters remaining in their degree must provide a study plan. 

Students with a planned exchange/study away must also provide a study plan with their application.

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