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

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

Course NumberCourse NameInstructor
ACCT 270*Forensic AnalyticsDaniel Taylor
BEPP 201*Public Finance & PolicyAlexander Robert Rees-Jones
BEPP 202/FNCE 202Consumer Financial Decision MakingOlivia Mitchell
BEPP 207Economics for the Next 100 YearsEduardo Azevedo
BEPP 214The Nonprofit Sector: Economic Challenges & Strategic ResponsesAshley Swanson
BEPP 220*Behavioral Economics, Markets, and Public PolicyJudd Kessler
BEPP/FNCE/REAL 230Urban Fiscal PolicyFernando V. Ferreira
BEPP 233*Consumers, Firms and Markets in Developing CountriesShing-Yi Wang
BEPP 261Risk Analysis And Environmental ManagementCarolyn Kousky
BEPP/OIDD 263*Environmental & Energy Economics and PolicyArthur van Benthem
BEPP 289*Nations, Politics, and MarketsAyse Kaya Orloff
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 CareLawton R Burns
HCMG 391Health Care EntrepreneurshipMatthew Grennan
LGST 100*Ethics & Social ResponsibilityAlan Strudler, Amy J Sepinwall, Brian A Berkey
LGST 101*Law and Social ValuesAmanda Ward Shanor, Gwendolyn Gordon
LGST 202*Law of Corporate Management and FinanceVincent S. J. Buccola
LGST 215Environmental Management, Law, and PolicySarah E. Light
LGST 216Emerging EconomiesPhilip M. Nichols
LGST 218Diversity & the LawJose F. Anderson
LGST 220*International Business EthicsBrian Berkey
LGST 226*Markets, Morality, and CapitalismRobert Hughes
LGST 230*Social Impact & ResponsibilityDjordjija Petkoski
LGST 247Value of Values; Contemporary Ethical Issues in BusinessThomas Donaldson
LGST 299Seminar in Law & Society: CapstoneDjordjija Petkoski
LGST 401Global Social Enterprise Consulting Project: A Wharton Undergraduate CapstoneDjordjija Petkoski
MGMT 117*Global Growth of Emerging FirmsNatalie Carlson
MGMT 208*Managing Globalization & Anti-GlobalizationMitchell A. Orenstein
MGMT 209*Political and Social Environment of the Multinational FirmWitold Henisz
MGMT 212Social EntrepreneurshipJames D. Thompson
MGMT 224*Leading Diversity in OrganizationsStephanie J. Creary
MGMT 235Technological Innovation and EntrepreneurshipJacqueline Kirtley, David Hsu
MGMT 241*Knowledge for Social ImpactKatherine Klein
MGMT 243*Work and Technology: Choices and OutcomesJohn Paul Macduffie
MGMT 246Social Innovation and Social EnterpriseJohn Kimberly
MGMT 264*Venture Capital and Entrepreneurial ManagementStephen Sammut
MGMT 399*Service Learning Host Projects – Senior CapstoneAnne Greenhalgh, Keith Weigelt
MKTG 237*Introduction To Brain Science For BusinessMichael Louis Platt
MKTG 266Marketing for Social ImpactDeborah Small
MKTG 277Marketing Strategy and TechnologyThomas Robertson
OIDD 490 / PSYC 490Science of Behavior ChangeAngela Duckworth, Katherine Milkman
REAL 205*Global Real Estate: Risk, Politics, and CultureMaisy Wong
REAL 390International Real Estate Development and Investment: Focus on Emerging Market EconomiesMarja C Hoek-Smit

*This course is available in Spring 2021.

MBA COURSES

Course NumberCourse NameInstructor
BEPP 620*Behavioral Economics, Markets, and Public PolicyJudd Kessler
BEPP 761/OIDD 761Risk Analysis and Environmental ManagementCarolyn Kousky
BEPP/OIDD 763*Energy Markets & PolicyArthur van Benthem
BEPP 773/FNCE 730/REAL 730Urban Fiscal PolicyFernando V. Ferreira
BEPP 789*Nations, Politics, and MarketsAyse Kaya Orloff
BEPP 805*Risk ManagementDeniz Selman
ENVS 669 / ENVS 660Corporate Sustainability StrategiesGary Survis
FNCE 750*Venture Capital and Finance of InnovationLucian Taylor
FNCE 754*Impact InvestingChristopher Geczy
FNCE 812/LAW 609*Finance, Economics, and Law of Financial CrisesRobert Inman, David Skeel
HCMG 845*US Payer and Provider StrategyBradley M. Fluegel, Atul Gupta
HCMG 854/LGST 811Legal Aspects of Health CareArnold J Rosoff, Robert Field
HCMG 860*Managing Health Care OrganizationsIngrid Nembhard
HCMG 866*E-Health: Business Models and ImpactMitesh S. Patel, John Glaser
HCMG 867*Health Care EntrepreneurshipGary J. Kurtzman, Jeffrey P 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 ManagementRichard Shell
LGST 612*Responsibility in BusinessEric W. Orts, Kevin Werbach
LGST 613Business, Social Responsibility and the EnvironmentEric Orts
LGST 815Environmental Management, Law, and PolicySarah E. Light
LGST 820*International Business EthicsBrian Berkey
MGMT 624*Leading Diversity in OrganizationsStephanie Creary
MGMT 653Field Application ProjectKeith Weigelt
MGMT 656Global Immersion Program: Israel & JordanAmy 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, James D Thompson
MGMT 960Institutes & Multinational ManagementWitold Henisz
MKTG 733Marketing for Social ImpactDeborah Small
MKTG 737*Introduction To Brain Science For BusinessMichael Louis Platt
MKTG 777Marketing StrategyGeorge Day
MKTG 890/GCPAdvanced Study Project: Retail Ecosystem Action Learning ProjectsThomas Robertson
OIDD762/OPIM762Environmental Sustainability & Value CreationGary M Survis
REAL 705*Global Real Estate: Risk, Politics, and CultureMaisy Wong
REAL 890International Real Estate Development and Investment: Focus on Emerging Market EconomiesMarja C Hoek-Smit

*This course is available in Spring 2021.

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