Coursera: Business Strategies for Social Impact

Not a Penn student? No problem. Wharton’s online course teaches the fundamentals of business and social impact.

You’re not just interested in making money. You’re interested in making a difference in the world too. Discover evidence-based strategies to achieve sustainable social impact on Wharton Online’s learning platform, Coursera.

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.

You can take our 4-week course called Business Strategies for Social Impact, or even earn a certificate by enrolling in the Business Strategies for A Better World Specialization.

Business & Social Impact 101

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.

“I would recommend this course to anyone who has an interest in social entrepreneurship or anyone who wants an in-depth understanding on measuring social impact. It is extremely informative, engaging and a challenge.”

—Business Strategies for Social Impact Student
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

Become a social impact business leader.