This Advanced Certificate draws from NYU Wagner’s established and innovative curriculum in social finance. Coursework focuses on impact investment, program-related investment, and financial management providing you with the skills you need to practice in both the nonprofit and private sector. It will expose students to new methodologies in addressing social problems and assessing impact through program-related investment, blended finance, venture philanthropy, and measurement of social impact returns.
Students must successfully complete 15 credits to earn this Advanced Certificate. The curriculum is designed to be completed in three semesters, however students may take up to three years.
Students must complete the following course (3 credits):
Students must also choose and complete courses from the following (12 credits):
|Corporate Social Responsibility: Social Finance Partnerships and Models
|Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation by Design
|Corporate Finance and Public Policy
|CORE-GP.1021 or MSPP-GP.4021
|Understanding Social Enterprise
|co-requisite of CORE-GP.1021 or MSPP-GP 4021
|Managing Financial and Social Returns of the Social Enterprise
|The Intersection of Finance and Social Justice
|CORE-GP.1021 or MSPP-GP.4021; PADM-GP.2147 recommended
|Environmental Finance and Social Impact
|CORE-GP.1021; PADM-GP.2311 recommended
|Environmental, Social, Governance Investing
|CORE-GP 1021, PADM-GP 2311 recommended
The required CORE-GP 1021 course must be taken in the first semester and it is a prerequisite to most courses in the certificate. Students who are able to waive CORE-GP 1021 must complete an advanced elective in its place.