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Learner Career Outcomes

45%

started a new career after completing these courses

62%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

29%

got a pay increase or promotion
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Approx. 11 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Module 1: Purpose-Driven Leadership

3 hours to complete
17 videos (Total 112 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
17 videos
The Role of Business is Changing14m
Cultivate Your Purpose8m
(Optional) Interview with Derek Handley4m
(Optional) Interview with Kyle Zimmer: Part 12m
Test Your Assumptions11m
Find the Win-Win9m
(Optional) Interview with Chad Dickerson: Part 16m
(Optional) Interview with Bobby Turner1m
(Optional) Interview with Kyle Zimmer: Part 28m
Bring it Home11m
(Optional) Interview with Chad Dickerson: Part 23m
(Optional) Interview with Kat Taylor4m
(Optional) Interview with Jostein Solheim1m
(Optional) Interview with Kyle Zimmer: Part 32m
Evaluate, Revise, and Renew13m
Module Wrap-Up1m
4 readings
Reading - Cultivate Your Purpose Worksheet10m
Reading - Test Your Assumptions Worksheet10m
Reading: Logic Model Worksheet10m
Module 1 - Lecture Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Module 2: How Business Drives Social Impact

2 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 102 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
11 videos
Driving Impact - How, Why, and What9m
Practices: Employment with Nick Ashburn7m
Practices: Operations and Supply with Nick Ashburn6m
Practices: Investment with Nick Ashburn5m
Products and Services with Nick Ashburn6m
Philanthropy with Nick Ashburn6m
Impact and Profit8m
Conclusion1m
(Optional) Interview with Bart Houlahan23m
(Optional) Interview with Lisa Hall21m
1 reading
Module 2 - Lecture Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Module 3: Impact Measurement

2 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 100 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
10 videos
What is the Impact of X?3m
Standards of Evidence7m
Logic Model Level 15m
Logic Model Level 210m
Logic Model Level 37m
Logic Model Level 418m
Logic Model Level 57m
Logic Model Level Q23m
Conclusion5m
1 reading
Module 3 - Lecture Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Module 4: Impact Investing

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 129 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
Global Trends15m
Classic Impact Investing20m
Great Expectations30m
The Community12m
What Can Government Do?9m
Shareholder Activism9m
Is There an (Expected) Cost to Social Investing?26m
2 readings
Module 4 - Lecture Slides10m
Survey for those who have finished the Specialization10m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz30m

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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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