Social Impact Courses at Wharton

Wharton’s broad and multifaceted curriculum will deepen your knowledge, expand your toolkit, and power your impact.

We have listed just some of the many social impact-related courses available to Penn and Wharton students. These listings are subject to change. Please review MyWharton for additional courses, as well as up-to-date section information, class times, and registration info.

Wharton’s undergraduate program also offers a secondary concentration in Social Impact & Responsibility, housed in the Legal Studies and Business Ethics department.

“Business schools are critical social institutions not only because they help students realize their full potential as individuals, but also because they empower students to use their passions and talents to maximize their impact on society. Wharton is in the global vanguard of doing both.”

–Wharton Dean Geoff Garrett


Course NumberCourse NameInstructor
BEPP 201*Public Finance & PolicyDeniz Selman
BEPP 207Economics for the Next 100 YearsEduardo Azevedo
BEPP 214The Nonprofit Sector: Economic Challenges & Strategic ResponsesAshley Swanson
BEPP/FNCE/REAL 230Urban Fiscal PolicyFernando V. Ferreira
BEPP 233*Consumers, Firms and Markets in Developing CountriesShing-Yi Wang
BEPP 261Risk Analysis And Environmental ManagementHoward Kunreuther
BEPP 289*Nations, Politics, and MarketsStephen Golub
BEPP 305*Risk ManagementDeniz Selman
FNCE 215Urban Real Estate EconomicsSusan M. Wachter
FNCE 250*Venture Capital and the Finance of InnovationSylvain Catherine
FNCE 254*Impact InvestingChristopher Geczy
HCMG 204*Comparative Health Care SystemsClaudio Lucarelli
HCMG 212Healthcare Quality and OutcomesJeffrey Silber
HCMG 213Health Care Strategy & Management: The Business Of Health CareAshley Swanson
HCMG 391Health Care EntrepreneurshipMatthew Grennan
LGST 100*Ethics & Social ResponsibilityBrian Berkey, Alan Strudler, Robert Hughes
LGST 101*Law and Social ValuesJulian Jonker, Amanda Shanor, Brian Feinstein
LGST 202*Law of Corporate Management and FinanceVincent S. J. Buccola
LGST 213*Legal Aspects of EntrepreneurshipCarolyn Hochstadter
LGST 215*Environmental Management, Law, and PolicySarah Light
LGST 216Emerging EconomiesPhilip M. Nichols
LGST 220*International Business EthicsBrian Berkey
LGST 224Human Rights and GlobalizationJanice Bellace
LGST 226Markets, Morality, and CapitalismRobert Hughes
LGST 230Social Impact & ResponsibilityDjordjija Petkoski
LGST 299*Seminar in Law & Society: CapstoneDjordjija Petkoski
MGMT 208*Globalization and International Political EconomyMitchell A. Orenstein
MGMT 209*Political and Social Environment of the Multinational FirmWitold Henisz
MGMT 212Social EntrepreneurshipValentina Assenova
MGMT 224*Leading Diversity in OrganizationsStephanie J. Creary
MGMT 235Technological Innovation and EntrepreneurshipJacqueline Kirtley, David Hsu
MGMT 238Organizational BehaviorAdam Grant
MGMT 241*Knowledge for Social ImpactKatherine Klein
MGMT 246Social Innovation and Social EnterpriseJohn Kimberly
MGMT 264*Venture Capital and Entrepreneurial ManagementStephen Sammut
MKTG 266Marketing for Social ImpactDeborah Small
MKTG 277Marketing Strategy and TechnologyPinar Yildirim
OIDD 490 / PSYC 490Science of Behavior ChangeAngela Duckworth, Katherine Milkman

*This course is available in Spring 2020.


Course NumberCourse NameInstructor
BEPP 761/OIDD 761Risk Analysis and Environmental ManagementHoward Kunreuther
BEPP 762Energy Markets & PolicyArthur van Benthem
BEPP 773/FNCE 730/REAL 730*Urban Fiscal PolicyFernando V. Ferreira
BEPP 789*Nations, Politics, and MarketsStephen Golub
BEPP 805*Risk ManagementDeniz Selman
ENVS 669 / ENVS 660Corporate Sustainability StrategiesGary Survis
FNCE 750*Venture Capital and Finance of InnovationSylvain Catherine
FNCE 754*Impact InvestingChristopher Geczy
HCMG 845*Managed Care and the Industrial Organization of Health CareBradley M. Fluegel, Atul Gupta
HCMG 854/LGST 811Legal Aspects of Health CareArnold J Rosoff, Robert Field
HCMG 866*E-Health: Business Models and ImpactMitesh S. Patel, John Glaser
HCMG 867*Health Care EntrepreneurshipGary Kurtzman, Eric Heil, Jeffrey Libson
HCMG 868*Private Sector Development in Global Health DevelopmentStephen Sammut
HCMG 890Advanced Study Project: Management of Health Care Service BusinessesDouglas Present
INTS 741Leadership & Intercultural Learning Regina Abrami, Mili Lozada Cerna
LGST 611*Responsibility in Global ManagementG. Richard Shell, Thomas Donaldson
LGST 612*Responsibility in BusinessPeter Conti-Brown, Eric Wills Orts, Kevin Werbach, Christina Skinner
LGST 815*Environmental Management, Law, and PolicySarah Light
LGST 820*International Business EthicsBrian Berkey
MGMT 653*Field Application ProjectKeith Weigelt
MGMT 656*Global Immersion Program: China, Global Immersion Program: Japan & Korea, Global Immersion Program: South AfricaAmy L. Miller
MGMT 671*Executive LeadershipStewart Friedman
MGMT 715Political and Social Environment of the Multinational FirmWitold Henisz
MGMT 720*Corporate DiplomacyWitold Henisz
MGMT 802*Change, Innovation and EntrepreneurshipEthan Mollick
MGMT 804*Venture Capital and Entrepreneurial ManagementStephen Sammut
MGMT 809*Private Equity in Emerging MarketsPeter L Tropper
MGMT 810Entrepreneurship and Social Wealth CreationIan MacMillan
MGMT 812Social EntrepreneurshipValentina Assenova
MGMT 960Institutes & Multinational ManagementWitold Henisz
MKTG 733Marketing for Social ImpactDeborah Small
MKTG 777*Marketing StrategyGeorge Day
MKTG 890/GCPAdvanced Study Project: Retail Ecosystem Action Learning ProjectsThomas Robertson
OIDD762/OPIM762Environmental Sustainability & Value CreationCarolyn Kousky

*This course is available in Spring 2020.

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