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.”

–Former Wharton Dean Geoff Garrett


Course NumberCourse NameInstructor
ACCT 270Forensic AnalyticsDaniel Taylor
BEPP 201*Public Finance & PolicyAlexander Robert Rees-Jones
BEPP 202/FNCE 202*Consumer Financial Decision MakingJacqueline Wise
BEPP 207Economics for the Next 100 YearsEduardo Azevedo
BEPP 214The Nonprofit Sector: Economic Challenges & Strategic ResponsesAshley Swanson
BEPP 220Behavioral Economics, Markets, and Public PolicyJudd Kessler
BEPP/FNCE/REAL 230*Urban Fiscal PolicyFernando V. Ferreira
BEPP 233Consumers, Firms and Markets in Developing CountriesShing-Yi Wang
BEPP 261*Risk Analysis And Environmental ManagementCarolyn Kousky
BEPP/OIDD 263Environmental & Energy Economics and PolicyArthur van Benthem
BEPP 289Nations, Politics, and MarketsAyse Kaya Orloff
BEPP 305Risk ManagementDeniz Selman
FNCE 215Urban Real Estate EconomicsSusan M. Wachter
FNCE 250Venture Capital and the Finance of InnovationSylvain Catherine
FNCE 251*The Finance of Buyouts and AcquisitionsBurcu Esmer
FNCE 254Impact InvestingChristopher Geczy
HCMG 204Comparative Health Care SystemsClaudio Lucarelli
HCMG 212Healthcare Quality and OutcomesJeffrey Silber
HCMG 213*Health Care Strategy & Management: The Business Of Health CareLawton R Burns
HCMG 391*Health Care EntrepreneurshipMatthew Grennan
LGST 100*Ethics & Social ResponsibilityChelsea Dyan Schein, Lauren Kaufmann, Alan Strudler, Amy J. Sepinwall
LGST 101*Law and Social ValuesPhilip M Nichols, William S Laufer, Amanda Ward Shanor
LGST 202Law of Corporate Management and FinanceVincent S. J. Buccola
LGST 215*Environmental Management, Law, and PolicySarah E. Light
LGST 216*Emerging EconomiesPhilip M. Nichols
LGST 218Diversity & the LawJose F. Anderson
LGST 220International Business EthicsBrian Berkey
LGST 226Markets, Morality, and CapitalismRobert Hughes
LGST 230Social Impact & ResponsibilityDjordjija Petkoski
LGST 242*Big Data, Big ResponsibilityMihir Kshirsagar
LGST 247Value of Values; Contemporary Ethical Issues in BusinessThomas Donaldson
LGST 401*Global Social Enterprise Consulting Project: A Wharton Undergraduate CapstoneDjordjija Petkoski
MGMT 117Global Growth of Emerging FirmsNatalie Carlson
MGMT 208Managing Globalization & Anti-GlobalizationMitchell A. Orenstein
MGMT 209Political and Social Environment of the Multinational FirmWitold Henisz
MGMT 212*Social EntrepreneurshipValentina Assenova
MGMT 224*Leading Diversity in OrganizationsStephanie J. Creary
MGMT 235Technological Innovation and EntrepreneurshipJacqueline Kirtley, David Hsu
MGMT 241Knowledge for Social ImpactKatherine Klein
MGMT 243Work and Technology: Choices and OutcomesJohn Paul Macduffie
MGMT 246Social Innovation and Social EnterpriseJohn Kimberly
MGMT 264*Venture Capital and Entrepreneurial ManagementRaphael Amit
MGMT 399Service Learning Host Projects – Senior CapstoneAnne Greenhalgh, Keith Weigelt
MGMT 401*Growing Social ImpactTyler Wry
MKTG 237Introduction To Brain Science For BusinessMichael Louis Platt
MKTG 266*Marketing for Social ImpactDeborah Small
MKTG 277*Marketing Strategy and TechnologyThomas Robertson
OIDD 490 / PSYC 490Science of Behavior ChangeAngela Duckworth, Katherine Milkman
REAL 205Global Real Estate: Risk, Politics, and CultureMaisy Wong
REAL 230*Urban Fiscal PolicyFernando Ferreira
REAL 390*International Real Estate ComparisonsMarja C Hoek-Smit

*This course is available in Fall 2021.


Course NumberCourse NameInstructor
BEPP 620Behavioral Economics, Markets, and Public PolicyJudd Kessler
BEPP 761/OIDD 761*Risk Analysis and Environmental ManagementCarolyn Kousky
BEPP/OIDD 763Energy Markets & PolicyArthur van Benthem
BEPP 773/FNCE 730/REAL 730*Urban Fiscal PolicyFernando V. Ferreira
BEPP 789Nations, Politics, and MarketsAyse Kaya Orloff
BEPP 805Risk ManagementDeniz Selman
ENVS 669 / ENVS 660Corporate Sustainability StrategiesGary Survis
FNCE 750*Venture Capital and Finance of InnovationLucian Taylor
FNCE 751*The Finance of Buyouts and AcquisitionsBurcu Esmer
FNCE 754Impact InvestingChristopher Geczy
FNCE 812/LAW 609Finance, Economics, and Law of Financial CrisesRobert Inman, David Skeel
HCMG 845US Payer and Provider StrategyBradley M. Fluegel, Atul Gupta
HCMG 854/LGST 811Legal Aspects of Health CareArnold J Rosoff, Robert Field
HCMG 860Managing Health Care OrganizationsIngrid Nembhard
HCMG 866E-Health: Business Models and ImpactMitesh S. Patel, John Glaser
HCMG 867Health Care EntrepreneurshipGary J. Kurtzman, Jeffrey P Libson
HCMG 868Private Sector Development in Global Health DevelopmentStephen Sammut
HCMG 890*Advanced Study Project: Management of Health Care Service BusinessesDouglas Present
INTS 741Leadership & Intercultural Learning Regina Abrami, Mili Lozada Cerna
LGST 611*Responsibility in Global ManagementThomas Donaldson
LGST 612*Responsibility in BusinessChristina Skinner, Kevin Werbach
LGST 613Business, Social Responsibility and the EnvironmentEric Orts
LGST 815*Environmental Management, Law, and PolicySarah E. Light
LGST 820International Business EthicsBrian Berkey
MGMT 624*Leading Diversity in OrganizationsStephanie Creary
MGMT 653Field Application ProjectKeith Weigelt
MGMT 656*Global Immersion Program: Israel & Jordan, Global Immersion Program: IndiaAmy L. Miller
MGMT 671Executive LeadershipStewart Friedman
MGMT 715Political and Social Environment of the Multinational FirmWitold Henisz
MGMT 720Corporate DiplomacyWitold Henisz
MGMT 802*Change, Innovation and EntrepreneurshipEthan Mollick
MGMT 804*Venture Capital and Entrepreneurial ManagementRaphael Amit
MGMT 809Private Equity in Emerging MarketsPeter L Tropper
MGMT 810Entrepreneurship and Social Wealth CreationIan MacMillan
MGMT 812*Social EntrepreneurshipValentina Assenova
MGMT 960Institutes & Multinational ManagementWitold Henisz
MKTG 733Marketing for Social ImpactDeborah Small
MKTG 737Introduction To Brain Science For BusinessMichael Louis Platt
MKTG 777Marketing StrategyGeorge Day
MKTG 890/GCPAdvanced Study Project: Retail Ecosystem Action Learning ProjectsThomas Robertson
OIDD762/OPIM762*Environmental Sustainability & Value CreationGary M Survis
REAL 705Global Real Estate: Risk, Politics, and CultureMaisy Wong
REAL 730*Urban Fiscal PolicyFernando Ferreira
REAL 890*International Real Estate ComparisonMarja C Hoek-Smit

*This course is available in Fall 2021.

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