Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship


Minor in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
College of Business


Anthony Santella

Tami Gower

Minor Description

Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship is a rapidly evolving discipline of solving real world social problems using best practices from entrepreneurship, business, and several STEM disciplines. The focus of the minor’s required classes will be on applying the social innovation and entrepreneurship processes to real world problems. Example problems include improving stroke therapies, preventing childhood obesity, fighting neurotoxic algae due to climate change, etc.

Curricular Requirements

Required Classes: Credits
BUMG 120 - Innovation Through Technology 3
BUMG 313 - Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3
Subtotal 6
Choose Any Three (3) of the Following Courses:  
CMM 240 - Social Media: Theory & Practice 3
BUMG 309 - Hacking the Maine Food System 3
BUMK 312 - Entrepreneurship/Small Business 3
BUMG 307 - Operations Management 3
BUMG 314 - Grant Writing 3
BUEC 380 - Economic Development of the U.S. 3

BUEC 390 - Environmental Economics OR

BUEC 395 - Ecological Economics

DSC 205/BUFI 205 - Introduction to Predictive Analytics 3
MAT 225 - Computer Programming with MATLAB 3
Subtotal 9
Choose One (1) of the Following Courses:  
BUMG 410 - Creating Social Enterprises 4
BUMG 495B* - Internship in Business Administration 3
Subtotal 3-4
Total Credits 18-19

*Can be substituted with an internship of another major with the permission of the BUMG 495B Coordinator.

Students will be allowed to use up to 12 credits from another minor or their major to complete this minor.

Transfer Credit

Courses completed at another accredited college can be transferred to this degree program.  Transferred courses must be reasonably close in scope and content to the required courses offered at UNE in order to count as exact equivalents.  Otherwise, they may transfer as general electives.  All courses completed must be no older than five years.  Other restrictions apply.  See Undergraduate Admissions also.


Financial Information


Tuition and fees for subsequent years may vary. Other expenses include books and housing. For more information regarding tuition and fees, please consult the Financial Information section of this catalog.

Notice and Responsibilities Regarding this Catalog

This Catalog documents the academic programs, policies, and activities of the University of New England for the 2019-2020 academic year. The information contained herein is accurate as of date of publication April 26, 2019.

The University of New England reserves the right in its sole judgment to make changes of any nature in its programs, calendar, or academic schedule whenever it is deemed necessary or desirable, including changes in course content, the rescheduling of classes with or without extending the academic term, canceling of scheduled classes or other academic activities, in any such case giving such notice thereof as is reasonably practicable under the circumstances.

While each student may work closely with an academic advisor, he or she must retain individual responsibility for meeting requirements in this catalog and for being aware of any changes in provisions or requirements.