Social Impact, Innovation, and Investment Specialization
The Social Impact, Innovation, and Investment specialization blends financial management, impact investment, operations, and policy to prepare students to develop entrepreneurial solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. You will learn the key skills needed to create sustainable solutions to a variety of issues. Graduates will be prepared to enter the burgeoning social innovation sector as policy leaders, social entrepreneurs, impact investors, and nonprofit and for-profit managers.
This unique specialization trains you to be an agent of social change. By speaking both the business and the policy language, you’ll be able to innovate policy, products, services, delivery systems, enterprises, and investment approaches necessary to improve lives and solve major domestic and global challenges.
Below is an overview of the required coursework. For detailed information, view the program checksheet
DEGREE CORE COURSES
Students complete the following courses:
Students must also complete one course from each area below:
Impact Measurement & Investment Returns
Operations & Enterprise
Policy, Advocacy & Innovation
Students choose electives (10.5 credits) from a wide array of Wagner courses, and may want to focus on the areas below: