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 & PolicySaleha Jilani
BEPP 207*Economics for the Next 100 YearsEduardo Azevedo
BEPP 214The Nonprofit Sector: Economic Challenges & Strategic ResponsesAshley Swanson
BEPP/FNCE/REAL 230*Urban Fiscal PolicyFernando V. Ferreira
BEPP 233Consumers, Firms and Markets in Developing CountriesShing-Yi Wang
BEPP 261Risk Analysis And Environmental ManagementHoward Kunreuther
BEPP 289Nations, Politics, and MarketsStephen Golub
BEPP 305*Risk ManagementDeniz Selman, Olivia Mitchell
FNCE 215Urban Real Estate EconomicsSusan M. Wachter
FNCE 250Venture Capital and the Finance of InnovationSylvain Catherine
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 CareAshley Swanson
HCMG 391*Health Care EntrepreneurshipMatthew Grennan
LGST 100*Ethics & Social ResponsibilityAmy Sepinwall, Diana Robertson, Nina Strohminger
LGST 101*Law and Social ValuesCharles Forer, William Laufer, Philip Nichols, David Zaring
LGST 202Law of Corporate Management and FinanceVincent S. J. Buccola
LGST 213Legal Aspects of EntrepreneurshipCarolyn Hochstadter
LGST 215Environmental Management, Law, and PolicySarah Light
LGST 216*Emerging EconomiesPhilip M. Nichols
LGST 220International Business EthicsAlan Strudler, Brian A. Berkey, Diana Robertson
LGST 224Human Rights and GlobalizationJanice Bellace
LGST 226*Markets, Morality, and CapitalismRobert Hughes
LGST 230*Social Impact & ResponsibilityDjordjija Petkoski
LGST 299*Values in Business LifeThomas Donaldson
MGMT 208Globalization and International Political EconomyMitchell 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 238*Organizational BehaviorAdam Grant
MGMT 241Knowledge for Social ImpactKatherine Klein
MGMT 246Social Innovation and Social EnterpriseJohn Kimberly
MGMT 264*Venture Capital and Entrepreneurial ManagementRaphael Amit
MKTG 266*Marketing for Social ImpactDeborah Small
MKTG 277Marketing Strategy and TechnologyPinar Yildirim
OIDD 490 / PSYC 490*Science of Behavior ChangeAngela Duckworth, Katherine Milkman

*This course is available in Fall 2019.


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 789Nations, Politics, and MarketsStephen Golub
BEPP 805*Risk ManagementDeniz Selman, Olivia Mitchell
ENVS 669 / ENVS 660Corporate Sustainability StrategiesGary Survis
FNCE 750*Venture Capital and Finance of InnovationDavid Wessels
FNCE 754Impact InvestingChristopher Geczy
HCMG 845Managed 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 866E-Health: Business Models and ImpactMitesh S. Patel, John Glaser
HCMG 867*Health Care EntrepreneurshipStephen Sammut
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, William Laufer
LGST 612*Responsibility in BusinessG. Richard Shell, Eric Wills Orts
LGST 815Environmental Management, Law, and PolicySarah Light
LGST 820International Business EthicsMatthew Lister, Diana Robertson
MGMT 653*Field Application ProjectKeith Weigelt
MGMT 656*Global Immersion Program: Israel & TurkeyAmy L. Miller
MGMT 671Executive LeadershipStewart Friedman
MGMT 715Political and Social Environment of the Multinational FirmWitold Henisz
MGMT 720Corporate DiplomacyWitold Henisz
MGMT 802Change, 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 777Marketing Strategy and TechnologyPinar Yildirim
MKTG 890/GCP*Advanced Study Project: Retail Ecosystem Action Learning ProjectsThomas Robertson
OIDD762/OPIM762*Environmental Sustainability & Value CreationCarolyn Kousky

*This course is available in Fall 2019.

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