Social Entrepreneurship

Quebec CEGEP
Previous year's cutoff:
25.80 overall R-Score
Prerequisite courses:

English 603 (or French 601 for French CEGEP applicants)

Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Minor Concentration

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Ontario high school
Previous year's cutoff:
86.80% top 6 average
Prerequisite courses:

4U English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school

Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Minor Concentration

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Other Canadian high school
Previous year's cutoff:
86.80% top 5 average
Prerequisite courses:

Grade 12 English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school

Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Minor Concentration

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

U.S. high school
Previous year's cutoff:
B+ average in grades 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite courses:
  • Courses must include: English
  • Standardized Tests (Test Optional for Fall 2021):
  • ACT, or 
  • SAT and two SAT Subject Tests (in any two different subjects)
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Minor Concentration

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Other
Previous year's cutoff:

While the minimum requirement for McGill is the equivalent of a B+ average, most programs will have higher requirements. See the complete admissions requirements for more information applicable to your situation.

Prerequisite courses:
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Minor Concentration

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

See the complete requirements

Overview

The Minor in Social Entrepreneurship will teach you how to conceptualize, develop, and manage successful new ventures, like social enterprises, not-for-profit organizations and cooperatives. You can apply to join the program after your first year at McGill.  

You will build the skills necessary to take on issues of social responsibility and environmental sustainability, and the know-how to develop products and services that can alleviate social problems.  

You can explore different social issues through courses in the Faculty of Arts, from international development, to social housing and cultural programming. Through targeted courses in the Faculty of Management, you will build a comprehensive set of management skills.  

This unique program will help you learn more about the causes you are passionate about, and figure out how you can make a difference in the real world.


Careers

Whether through international or local NGOs, or their own business start-ups, social entrepreneurs channel their passion and innovative spirit into creative solutions to important problems facing the world today.  Social entrepreneurs are often agents for social change, though your knowledge can lead you to a variety of exciting career paths.  

 You could become a professional: 

  • Non-Profit Organization Director 
  • Entrepreneur  
  • Policy advisor  
  • Corporate social responsibility manager  

Student Experience

This minor has a strong emphasis on hands-on experience, either through an experiential course where you can create an entrepreneurial business plan or through an internship at an NGO or other social enterprise. 

SENT 499, the Social Entrepreneurship Internship, allows you to complete an internship relevant to the field while earning course credit. You will gain hands-on experience, network, and develop skills that can help you advance in your future career. 

Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Arts.

See the full eligibility information for more information about deadlines and required documents for your application.

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