Along with the Interdisciplinary Master’s Program, Mason offers a wide range of courses for students interested in social entrepreneurship. Below are the list of Social Entrepreneurship courses offered currently as well as an outline of the Masters requirement. For more information, including when courses are offered, see the Mason course catalog.
|CHSS 310||Introduction to Entrepreneurship||1|
|EVPP 480||Sustainability in Action||4|
|GOVT 358||Nonprofit Financial Planning||4|
|MGMT 451||New Venture Creation||3|
|MSOM 304||Enterpreneurship: Starting and Managing a New Enterprise||3|
|NCLC 330||Enterprise Development||6|
|NCLC 331||The Nonprofit Sector||4|
|EMBA 674||The Contemporary Ethical and Social Environment of Business||3|
|ICP 769||International Entrepreneurship||3|
|MBA 752||Turning Ideas into Successful Companies||3|
|PUAD 505||Introduction to Management of Nonprofits||3|
|PUAD 658||Social Entrepreneurship and Nonprofit Enterprise||3|
|PUBP 761||Social Entrepreneurship and Public Policy||3|
|PUBP 835||Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation||4|
Students will be required to take three core courses in Social Entrepreneurship and a course in Public Administration, Public Policy, and Management. Students will also take additional elective courses to develop further the knowledge in their particular areas of disciplinary focus as emerging social entrepreneurs (see disciplinary focus/ electives below). Each student is required to complete an appropriate internship as well as a final project or thesis.
Core Courses (10 credits)
• MAIS 796 – Proseminar in Interdisciplinary Studies (1)
• NCLC 595 – Foundations of Social Innovation
• NCLC 595 – Leading Social Change and
And a choice of either:
• PUAD 658*- Social Entrepreneurship and Nonprofit Enterprise or
• PUBP 761*- Social Entrepreneurship and Public Policy
* Fulfills either the Core Course Requirement or the Interdisciplinary Perspectives Requirement
Each MAIS student will complete 9 credits in one discipline chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor. Possible areas include existing courses in health and human services, education and human development, public and international affairs, engineering, management, conflict and resolution, or public policy.
Internship Requirements and Thesis Requirement
An internship/practicum must be completed before the student registers for MAIS project or thesis requirement. To graduate with an MAIS concentration in social entrepreneurship, all students are required to complete a proposal and a project or thesis to be approved by the Academic Director.