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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Module 1

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 48 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Describing the Social Problem7m
Idea Generation and Advisory Board17m
Segmentation for Social Enterprises: Part 115m
2 readings
Recommended Reading: The Social Entrepreneur's Playbook10m
Module 1 - Lecture Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz20m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Module 2

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 40 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
4 videos
Understanding the Beneficiary13m
Screen-In & Screen-Out Criteria7m
Describing the Solution6m
1 reading
Module 2 - Lecture Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz16m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Module 3

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 47 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
4 videos
Framing and Scoping the Venture17m
Operations Realities8m
Cost Table9m
1 reading
Module 3 - Lecture Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz20m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Module 4

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 46 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Test of Concept Plausibility12m
Stakeholder Analysis17m
Conclusion & Next Steps4m
2 readings
Module 4 - Lecture Slides10m
Survey for those who have completed the Specialization10m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz20m

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About the Business Strategies for A Better World Specialization

You’re not just interested in making money. You’re interested in making a difference in the world too. Set your career and your business on the road to success by learning evidence-based strategies to achieve sustainable social impact: profits with purpose. This specialization was designed to give you the tools and strategies you need to create measurable social impact around the world – whether your impact goal is to create jobs, to reduce malnutrition, or to increase access to environmentally-friendly and affordable housing, or to make a positive difference in some other way. In these four courses taught by acclaimed Wharton professors, you’ll learn how to apply effective business strategies to real-world problems through a deep understanding of the global practices and trends shaping the world today. 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...
Business Strategies for A Better World

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