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As described in the overview of the USASBE’s 7-module Social Entrepreneurship Certificate Program provided below, Modules 1-3 will be taught on May 15 and the morning of May 16th at and in conjunction with the Midwest Symposium on Social Entrepreneurship co-hosted by the University of Missouri- Kansas City and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. By enrolling in the USASBE Social Entrepreneurship Certificate Program, you will also have complimentary access to the Symposium.

5/15/2017 to 5/16/2017
When: Monday, May 15, 2017
Where: Kauffman Foundation Conference Center and the Bloch Executive Hall for Entrepreneurship
4801 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO  64110
United States
Contact: Tony Luppino
(816) 235-6165

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The USASBE Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship

The USASBE Special Interest Certificate Program began in 2012 with the introduction of the Social Entrepreneurship Certificate Program. The Social Entrepreneurship Certificate Program, which has now graduated four classes, has proven extremely popular and very successful. It currently includes the following seven Modules, each approximately three clock hours in length:

1. Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship
2. Identifying and Assessing Social Entrepreneurship Opportunities
3. Legal Issues in Social Entrepreneurship
4. Dynamic Business Models
5. Funding Social Ventures/ Plan Development
6. Measuring the Impact of Social Ventures
7. Implementing the Social Entrepreneurship Curriculum or Venture Plan

The next cohort in the Social Entrepreneurship Certificate Program will commence this May of 2017 at the Midwest Symposium on Social Entrepreneurship co-hosted in Kansas City, MO by the University of Missouri- Kansas City and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation (the “Kansas City Symposium”). Modules 1 and 2 will be taught on Monday, May 15th, and Module 3 in the morning of Tuesday, May 16th. Modules 4, 5, and 6 are held at the USASBE annual conference location, this year in Los Angeles, California in January of 2018. Module 7, the culminating Module, which includes presentations by the Certificate Program enrollees will be conducted by videoconference within a few months after the USASE annual conference in early 2018.


Faculty who have developed the curriculum, and who will be delivering the Modules, are among the top faculty in this emerging field of Social Entrepreneurship, so you will be learning from the best. Each Module also offers a set of resources, such as PowerPoint presentations, cases, articles, annotated bibliography of literature with links to on-line resources and an assortment of class exercises/assignments used by faculty teaching social entrepreneurship. A collection of these resources will be made available to Certificate Program enrollees through dedicated portion of the USASBE website.


The Social Entrepreneurship Certificate is ideally suited for faculty who are considering a new course in Social Entrepreneurship or others who wish to improve a current course with state-of-the-art curriculum enhancements. Participants may also include non-profit leaders who are interested in the latest trends in social enterprise and social entrepreneurs interested in launching a new social venture. The final product (required for completion of the certificate) is a fully developed syllabus or business plan for a social venture. Upon completion of the certificate, a letter of accomplishment will be sent to the designated official at the college or university where the social entrepreneurship course will be offered or to an official at another applicable organization for enrollees other than college or university faculty.


The cost to enroll in the Social Entrepreneurship Certificate Program, which covers attendance in the seven Modules, assessment of a final deliverable from the enrollee, and access to the above-described resources provided is $1,500. You will need to register for the Kansas City Symposium in addition to registering for the Social Entrepreneurship Certificate Program. Enrollees starting in the Program in Kansas City in May, 2017 will be given a special code for free registration at the Kansas City Symposium. Details regarding the Kansas City Symposium are available on the Symposium website at



For more information about the USASBE Social Entrepreneurship Certificate Program please contact Patrick Snyder at, or Tony Luppino at or Tony Mendes at

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