Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Are you a public administrator ready to make transformative change for your organization? Do you have a policy idea or strategic initiative that could make an impact and enhance stakeholder satisfaction? With Walden’s Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation specialization, you will expand your critical leadership and practical skills—such as grant writing and generating resources—to support your own ideas and your organization.

Designed for entrepreneurial professionals and students across all disciplines, coursework in this Walden MPA specialization covers a range of organizational activities and structures, including public, private, and nonprofit sector responses.

Completion Requirements

  • 63 total quarter credits
    • Foundation course (3 cr.)
    • Core courses (40 cr.)
    • Specialization courses (15 cr.)
    • Capstone Seminar (5 cr.)

These credits represent the minimum credits required for program completion. The number of credits for completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate, call an enrollment advisor at 855-646-5286.

Visit the video gallery to learn more about some of the following courses.


The program’s courses are 11 weeks in length and are delivered in a prescribed sequence.

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code MMPA 6116 Course Foundations for Graduate Study Credits (3 cr.)
Course Code MMPA 6200 Course Principles of Public Administration Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code MMPA 6405 Course Ethics and Social Justice Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code MMPA 6451 Course Public Policy Analysis Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code MMPA 6420 Course Organizational Management and Leadership Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code MMPA 6431 Course Finance and Budgeting for the Public Sector Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code MMPA 6465 Course Strategic Planning: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Coordination Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code MMPA 6480 Course Applied Research and Evaluation Methods Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code MMPA 6435 Course Human Resource Management: Building a Capable Workforce Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code MMPA 6880 Course Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation: A Global Perspective Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code MMPA 6881 Course Grant Writing Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code MMPA 6850
MMPA 6542
Course Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector

Transformative Change in a Global Environment
Credits (5 cr.)

(5 cr.)
Course Code MMPA 6910 Course Master of Public Administration Capstone Credits (5 cr.)
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