Business Strategies for A Better World Specialization
Develop Business Strategies for Social Impact. Learn the skills you need to help your purpose-driven business thrive
About this Specialization
Applied Learning Project
Learners will discover the tools and strategies needed to lead, invest, and make business decisions for social impact, analyze global trends to make strategic business decisions, understand how corruption impacts societies, and develop, launch, test and scale entrepreneurship projects for social impact.
These courses will help you create better business strategies to drive positive social change.
No prior experience required.
No prior experience required.
Ian "Mac" MacMillanDhirubhai Ambani Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
University of Pennsylvania
The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn) is a private university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. A member of the Ivy League, Penn is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, and considers itself to be the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.
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Is this course really 100% online? Do I need to attend any classes in person?
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How long does it take to complete the Specialization?
Time to completion will vary based on your schedule, but we anticipate most learners being able to finish the material in 6 months.
What background knowledge is necessary?
No specific background is required—this Specialization is ideal for employees, entrepreneurs, managers, consultants, or anyone who has an interest in business and social impact.
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
Although you can take the courses in this Specialization in any order, we do recommend that you follow the suggested sequence of courses (Global Trends for Business and Society, Corruption, Social Entrepreneurship, and Business Strategies for Social Impact).
Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
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What will I be able to do upon completing the Specialization?
By the end of this Specialization, you’ll know how to lead, invest and make business decisions for social impact, analyze information about global trends and corruption to make more informed strategic business decisions, and develop, launch, test, and scale entrepreneurship projects which have high-potential of positive social impact. Through your deeper understanding of the connection between businesses and the world, you'll be able to create business strategies that drive positive social change.
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