Building Robust & Inclusive Democracy

Entrepreneurship for Social Impact Minor

The program in Civic Studies, in collaboration with the Derby Entrepreneurship Center at Tufts, offers a 6-course minor in Entrepreneurship for Social Impact. The ESI minor is designed for students who want to solve problems in today’s society and drive impact through innovation and new venture creation. Students build knowledge about societal issues via 3 Civic Studies courses offered by Tisch College, and learn how to take practical action and drive change via 3 additional courses in entrepreneurship, including courses that explore how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to starting, building, and running social enterprises including mission-driven for-profit companies, non-profits, and government agencies.

In order to declare an Entrepreneurship for Social Impact minor, please complete the following forms:

To fulfill the Entrepreneurship for Social Impact minor, students take six courses:

  • CVS 0020/PHIL 0020/PS 0020: Introduction to Civic Studies
  • ENT 141/AMER 0141: Innovative Social Enterprise
  • Two additional Civic Studies courses from the approved list. Learn more about approved Civic Studies courses.
  • Two additional Entrepreneurship courses. Learn more about approved Entrepreneurship courses.
    • We strongly recommend you include one of the following - ENT 101: Entrepreneurship and Business Planning or ENT 194.03: Creativity, Innovation, & Entrepreneurial Thinking.

The minor is open to all undergraduate & graduate students across Tufts University.