Diploma – Entrepreneurship & Social Responsibility


Exploring the intersection between business and justice, the Diploma in Entrepreneurship & Social
Responsibility will prepare you to effect positive change by helping you develop solutions to local and
global issues.

Built on a liberal arts core, this new diploma meets a critical need for graduates trained in the
intellectual competencies and work-ready skills for our increasingly complex world. With a program
uniquely designed to explore the intersection between entrepreneurship and civil society, students will
discover the extent of the role social justice can play in the free market.

This program also includes Work Integrated Learning Placements, giving graduates the opportunity to
gain valuable hands-on work experience with industry experts and help with networking and launching a
successful career after graduation.

If you’re looking for an opportunity to gain the necessary entrepreneurial and management skills to help
develop solutions to social, cultural, and environmental issues and effect positive change, apply today!

A High School Diploma is required for admission to our Diploma in Entrepreneurship & Social Responsibility program. Alternatively, applicants must meet the mature student or home school admission requirements.

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Graduates from our program will develop strong skills in the following aspects:

  • Growth of student mindset, knowledge, and experience to create community-level impacts
  • Preparation for diverse career readiness through work-integrated learning 
  • An understanding of social justice in the context of free market demands and challenges 
  • An understanding of the different sectors of the economy and their relationships to each other
A Diploma in Entrepreneurship & Social Responsibility can lead to careers in a variety of industries. This program has been designed to offer multiple access and exit points to learners interested in the intersection between entrepreneurship and civil society.

Graduates will be prepared with the entrepreneurial and management skills to help develop solutions to social, cultural, and environmental issues and effect positive change. Different career opportunities include:

  • Wholesale and retail trade
  • Public administration
  • Finance
  • Insurance
  • Real estate
  • Editorial and writing services
  • Consulting in a diverse range of industries
Our Diploma in Entrepreneurship & Social Responsibility Program Planning Guide is here to help you get started! Download the guide here.
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1 ENGL 200A ENGL 200B (3C)
HIST 200A (3C) RLGS 205 (3C)
MGST291 (3C) INST 201 (3C)
POLI 201 (3C) SCIE 201 (3C) OR Any Three Credit 200 level Science
SOCI 201 (3C) Elective (3C)
Year 2 HIST 200B (3C) PHIL 351 (3C)
MGST 303 (3C) MGST321 (3C-WIL)
POLI 369 (3C) SOCI 327 (3C)
MGST 307 (3C) MGST 309 (3C)
ECON 201 (3C) ECON 203 (3C)
Graduates from our program will develop strong skills in the following aspects:

  • Problem solving: reason logically; synthesize ideas; understand connections between various subjects; formulate questions relevant to clarifying a particular problem, topic, or issue
  • Community partnership: work with diverse community organizations with frontline work, administrative capacities, advocacy work, and liaising with multiple stakeholders
  • Holistic outlook: read building an intellectual framework within the breadth and depth of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition allows for diversity of thought whilst integrating a holistic approach to the whole person
  • Entrepreneurial framework: students will have innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to real-world issues with practical experience to think creatively
  • Research & editing: data-driven research and historical, conceptual research
The Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Social Justice and Catholic Studies reflects St. Mary’s University’s vision and mission as an institution founded in the Catholic intellectual tradition committed to developing the whole person (body, mind, and spirit), and preparing its students to live with integrity, compassion, and confidence as lifelong learners and engaged citizens dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge for the service to the community.

Below is a sample of jobs that may be relevant to this degree. Note that this is not an exhaustive list and some occupations require further education and experience.

  • Indigenous Outreach Officer
  • Social Services Case Aide
  • Child and Youth Worker
  • Life Skills Coach
  • Community Service Worker
  • Residential Counselor
  • Social Welfare Officer
  • Religious Outreach Worker

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St. Mary’s University is a dynamic, welcoming teaching and research institution. We offer fully accredited, affordable and rigorous degrees that are recognized the world over. We hope that your adventure will be an amazing one, and that you will remain connected to St. Mary’s for a lifetime.

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