2,500 years ago Greek philosopher Heraclitus noted that one never steps into the same river twice (i.e. we live in a world of change). Nothing could be more apropos for the current environment we live in today. The heart of entrepreneurship isn't about how to merely survive in a world of change, it is about how to flourish in such a world. The joint Stern/Wagner minor in Social Entrepreneurship gives students the fundamental background to flourish in the changing world while focusing their energy on some of the most pressing social and environmental issues facing us today. Students can choose from a selection of rigorous course offerings, taught by both schools, to learn the basics of entrepreneurship from both a theoretical and practical point of view and in the context of both for-profit and nonprofit enterprises. The courses are aimed to be experiential in nature where students are presented real world problems and design their own real world solutions.
Students can apply for the minor via NYU Albert in the My Academics section of the Student Center.