Social Entrepreneurship

Students completing the Social Entrepreneurship program in the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship will become knowledgeable about how to initiate and manage new social ventures, sources of funding, and social business planning. The curriculum will provide students with the tools and confidence needed to start and build their own social enterprises.

In the first two years at FSU, students should take courses in the following areas: General Education requirements, Multicultural Core requirements, and Prerequisite Coursework requirements. Some courses may fulfill requirements in multiple areas. Electives in the first two years should focus on gaining additional exposure to the social and behavioral sciences, and on improving communication and analytical reasoning skills.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship is limited-access and requires a submitted application before the posted deadline. Students must complete our admission requirements to be considered for admission to the major.

Program Requirements

All social entrepreneurship majors must complete the following courses with a grade of C minus or better. Community college courses may not be substituted for 3000/4000 level courses.

Core Requirements for all Entrepreneurship Majors (15 hours):
ECO 3041 (3) Personal Finance
ENT 1940 (0) Entrepreneurship Internship Prep
ENT 2000 (3) Introduction to Entrepreneurship
ENT 3451 (3) Entrepreneur’s Guide to Accounting
ENT 4122 (3) Go To Market Strategies
ENT 4934 (3) Entrepreneurship Internship

Required Core Courses for Social Entrepreneurship Majors (45 hours):
ENT 3001 (3) Experiences in Entrepreneurship I
ENT 3002 (3) Experiences in Entrepreneurship II
ENT 3111 (3) Creating Value through Customer Acquisition
ENT 3203 (3) Managing Growth
ENT 3414 (3) Measuring Financial Success
ENT 3513 (3) Market Solutions to Social Problems
ENT 3607 (3) Innovation by Design
ENT 3629 (3) Entrepreneurial Technologies
ENT 4110 (3) Entrepreneurship Capstone
ENT 4305 (3) Legal & Ethical Environments
ENT 4504 (3) Business Plan for Social Entrepreneurship
ENT 4514 (3) Measuring Social Impact
ENT 4XXX (3) Strategic Team Building
ISS 4941 (3) Human Centered Design
Two Jim Moran School Electives (6)

Computer Skills Competency: Students must demonstrate proficiency in computer competency skills. This requirement may be met through with a University approved college-level course or by taking ENT 3001 Experiences in Entrepreneurship I.

Oral Communication Competency: Students must demonstrate the ability to orally transmit ideas and information clearly. This requirement may be met through with a University approved college-level course or by taking ENT 3111 Creating Value through Customer Acquisition.

Minimum Program Requirements Summary:
Total Hours Required 120
General Education 36*
Prerequisite Coursework 15*
Major Coursework 60
Minor Coursework 0
Computer Skills 0 beyond major
Oral Communication Competency 0 beyond major

Electives to bring total credits to 120 (must complete at least 60 credits outside of entrepreneurship)

*Some Prerequisite courses may also be counted as part of the General Education requirements.


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  1. Must complete at least 60 hours outside of entrepreneurship
  2. A minimum of 45 hours at the 3000 level or above, at least 30 of which must be taken at this University.
  3. At least half of the major course semester hours must be completed in residence at this University. After enrolling at this University, all remaining major course requirements must be completed at this University.
  4. The final 30 hours must be completed in residence at this University.

Employment Information

Salary Information: National Association of Colleges and Employers, Occupational Outlook Handbook

Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Owner, Consultant, Franchise Owner/Operator, Investor, Manager.

Representative Employers: Self – any small business, Franchise businesses.

For more information, contact the Jim Moran School’s advising office by email at or by phone at (850) 644-7158.

Advising for Jim Moran School is located on-campus:

Roderick K. Shaw Building (RSB)
644 West Call Street
Tallahassee FL 32306-1115