Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Do you see yourself as a social entrepreneur, creating meaningful and sustainable change through innovation? In this specialization, you’ll explore critical leadership and practical skills—such as grant writing and generating resources—to support your own ideas and organization.

Designed for entrepreneurial professionals and students across all disciplines, coursework in this Walden MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership specialization covers a range of organizational activities and structures and nonprofit sector responses.

Completion Requirements

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

Courses

The program’s courses are 11 weeks in length and are delivered in a prescribed sequence.
Quarter Course Code Course Credits
Quarter 1 Course Code NPMG 6116 Course Foundations for Graduate Study Credits (3 cr.)
Quarter 1 Course Code NPMG 6200 Course Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 2 Course Code NPMG 6405 Course Ethics and Social Justice Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 2 Course Code NPMG 6420 Course Organizational Management and Leadership Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 3 Course Code NPMG 6435 Course Human Resource Management: Building a Capable Workforce Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 3 Course Code NPMG 6451 Course Board Governance and Volunteer Management Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 4 Course Code NPMG 6465 Course Strategic Planning: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Coordination Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 4 Course Code NPMG 6480 Course Applied Research and Evaluation Methods Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 5 Course Code NPMG 6461 Course Resource Development Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 5 Course Code NPMG 6880 Course Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation: A Global Perspective Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 6 Course Code NPMG 6881 Course Grant Writing Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 6 Course Code NPMG 6883 Course Transformative Change in a Global Environment Credits (5 cr.)
Quarter 7 Course Code NPMG 6910 Course MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership Capstone Credits (5 cr.)
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