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):
|✔||Course Number||Course Name||Prerequisites||Typically offered||credits|
|PADM-GP.2127||Corporate Social Responsibility: Social Finance Partnerships and Models||None||Spring||3|
|PADM-GP.2132||Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation by Design||None||Fall, Spring||3|
|PADM-GP.2147||Corporate Finance and Public Policy||CORE-GP.1021||Fall, Spring||3|
|PADM-GP.2310||Understanding Social Enterprise||None||Fall, Spring||3|
|PADM-GP.2311||Social Impact Investment||CORE-GP.1021||Fall, Spring||3|
|PADM-GP.2312||Managing Financial and Social Returns of the Social Enterprise||CORE-GP.1021 concurrently||Spring||3|
|PADM-GP.4313||The Intersection of Finance and Social Justice||CORE-GP.1021; PADM-GP.2147 recommended||Spring||1.5|
|PADM-GP.4314||Environmental Finance and Social Impact||CORE-GP.1021; PADM-GP.2311 recommended||Spring||1.5|
|PADM-GP.4319||Financing Inclusive Businesses||CORE-GP 1021, PADM-GP 2311 recommended||January||1.5|
|PADM-GP.4320||Environmental, Social, Governance Investing||CORE-GP 1021, PADM-GP 2311 recommended||Fall||1.5|
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.