Business Strategies for A Better World Specialization

Started Dec 11

Business Strategies for A Better World Specialization

Business Strategies for A Better World Specialization

Develop Business Strategies for Social Impact. Learn the skills you need to help your purpose-driven business thrive

About This Specialization

You’re not just interested in making money. You’re interested in making a difference in the world too. Set your career and your business on the road to success by learning evidence-based strategies to achieve sustainable social impact: profits with purpose. This specialization was designed to give you the tools and strategies you need to create measurable social impact around the world – whether your impact goal is to create jobs, to reduce malnutrition, or to increase access to environmentally-friendly and affordable housing, or to make a positive difference in some other way. In these four courses taught by acclaimed Wharton professors, you’ll learn how to apply effective business strategies to real-world problems through a deep understanding of the global practices and trends shaping the world today. By the end of this Specialization, you’ll be able to: ● Lead, invest and make business decisions for social impact ● Analyze information about global trends to make more informed strategic business decisions ● Understand the role of corruption in societies so you can make better business decisions ● Develop, launch, test, and scale entrepreneurship projects which have high-potential of significant positive social impact

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courses
4 courses

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projects
Projects

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Certificates

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Projects Overview

Courses
Beginner Specialization.
No prior experience required.
  1. COURSE 1

    Global Trends for Business and Society

    Current session: Dec 11
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    In this course, you’ll learn to analyze rapidly changing global trends, their effects on consumer and labor markets, financial systems, and geopolitical relationships among countries all over the world. Professor Mauro Guillen of the Wharton School has
  2. COURSE 2

    Corruption

    Upcoming session: Jan 1
    Commitment
    4 weeks, 2-3 hours per week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    You can't understand the world today if you don't understand corruption. Every day, we see high-level government officials resigning, governments changing, hundreds of thousands of people standing in squares, holding up signs, and often risking the
  3. COURSE 3

    Social Entrepreneurship

    Current session: Dec 11
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    How do we create innovative and effective solutions to social problems around the world ? This course was designed for individuals and organizations who want to identify and bring about transformative societal change. Professors Jim Thompson and I
  4. COURSE 4

    Business Strategies for Social Impact

    Starts December 18th, 2017
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    When is it good business practice to invest for social good? What are the most innovative and effective business strategies for developing positive social impact around the world? Designed by renowned Wharton professors Katherine Klein and Chris Geczy to help individuals, organizations, and investors bring about societal change, this course introduces the fundamentals of impact investing, and developing a business strategy that drives social impact. You’ll learn how to become a leader who cultivates purpose and inspires change, measure societal impact through evidence-based models, and invest in ventures effectively and meaningfully. By the end of this course, you’ll have a deep understanding of the realities of leading an organization with purpose, and be able to build successful strategies that bring impactful change to the world.

Creators

  • University of Pennsylvania

    The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education.

    The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn) is a private university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. A member of the Ivy League, Penn is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, and considers itself to be the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.

  • Christopher Geczy

    Christopher Geczy

    Adjunct Professor of Finance
  • Katherine Klein

    Katherine Klein

    Edward H. Bowman Professor of Management
  • Ian "Mac" MacMillan

    Ian "Mac" MacMillan

    Dhirubhai Ambani Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Mauro Guillen

    Mauro Guillen

    Professor of International Management
  • James D. Thompson

    James D. Thompson

    Director, Wharton Social Entrepreneurship Program
  • Philip Nichols

    Philip Nichols

    Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics

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