PNP - SI3 - Checksheet

MPA-PNP: SOCIAL IMPACT, INNOVATION, and INVESTMENT (SIII)

I. DEGREE CORE REQUIREMENTS [15 CREDITS]

Students must complete or waive the following courses:

Course Number Course Name Prerequisites Typically offered credits
CORE-GP.1011 Statistical Methods None Fall, Spring, Summer 3
CORE-GP.1018 Microeconomics None Fall, Spring, Summer 3
CORE-GP.1020 Management and Leadership None Fall, Spring, Summer 3
CORE-GP.1021 Financial Management None Fall, Spring, Summer 3
CORE-GP.1022 Introduction to Public Policy None Fall, Spring 3

 

II. SPECIALIZATION REQUIREMENTS [9 credits]

Students must complete the following courses:

Course Number Course Name Prerequisites Typically offered credits
PADM-GP.2132 Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation by Design None Fall, Spring 3
PADM-GP.2145 Design Thinking: A Creative Approach to Problem Solving and Creating Impact None Fall, Spring, Summer 3
PADM-GP.2311 Social Impact Investment CORE-GP.1021 Fall, Spring 3

 

II. CAPSTONE [3 credits]

To be eligible for Capstone, all students must have: earned at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA, declared a specialization, fulfilled the Professional Experience Requirement, and completed the course prerequisite listed for their choice of Capstone (see below).

Students must complete ONE of the two following pairs:

Course Number Course Name Prerequisites credits
  CAP-GP 3301 (Fall)
AND
CAP-GP 3302 (Spring)
Capstone: Advanced Lab in Social Innovation I &II CORE-GP: 1011, 1018, 1020, 1021, 1022; AND
2 of the 3 specialization required courses: PADM-GP 2132, 2145, 2311
1.5 credits (Fall)
AND
1.5 credits (Spring)
  CAP-GP 3148 (Fall)
AND
CAP-GP 3149 (Spring)
Capstone: Advanced Research Projects in Quantitative Analysis I & II PREREQUISITES (taken PRIOR to Capstone year):
CORE-GP: 1011, 1018, 1020, 1021, 1022
AND
PADM-GP 2902;
AND
CO-REQUISITES (taken no later than fall of Capstone year):
Choose ONE Adv. Econ course; PADM-GP 2140, HPAM-GP 4830, URPL-GP 2608, PADM-GP 2203, PADM-GP 2441;
AND
PADM-GP 2171
1.5 credits (Fall)
AND
1.5 credits (Spring)

 

IV. ELECTIVE COURSES [18 credits] 

Focus Areas

Focus Areas are optional groupings of courses to help you choose electives. You can go deeper in your specialization and develop more advanced skills by choosing electives within the specialization-related focus areas below. To pursue depth in a focus area we suggest completing 9 credits. To pursue breadth, you may also choose electives across focus areas. 

Social Enterprise

Courses cover the pursuit of social impact and innovation through entrepreneurship and formation of enterprises.

PADM-GP. 2132 Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation By Design is the foundational course in this area.

Course Number Course Name Prerequisites Typically offered credits
PADM-GP.2106 Community Organizing None Fall, January, Spring 3
PADM-GP.2132 Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation by Design None Fall, Spring 3
PADM-GP.2173 Operations Management CORE-GP.1020, CORE-GP.1011 Fall 3
PADM-GP.2174 The Intersection of Operations, Policy, and Leadership CORE-GP.1020 and CORE-GP.1022 Fall 3
PADM-GP.2249 Scaling Social Enterprises - Experiential Field Course CORE-GP 1021 and PADM 2312 concurrently; students with relevant work or academic experience can reach out to the professor for a waiver consideration. Spring 3
PADM-GP.2312 Managing Financial and Social Returns of the Social Enterprise CORE-GP.1021 concurrently Spring 3
PADM-GP.2407 Advocacy Lab: How to Make Change Happen None Fall, Spring 3

 

Social Finance

Courses that explore the use the tools of finance to address societal changes.  These courses focus on sustainability, investing and managing businesses with multiple social goals to achieve financial returns alongside social returns. 

PADM-GP.2311, Social Impact Investment; PADM-GP.2142, Financial Management II; and PADM-GP.2147, Corporate Finance & Public Policy, are foundational courses in this area.

Course Number Course Name Prerequisites Typically offered credits
PADM-GP.2127 Corporate Social Responsibility: Social Finance Partnerships and Models None Spring, Summer 3
PADM-GP.2142 Financial Management II CORE-GP.1021 Spring 3
PADM-GP.2147 Corporate Finance and Public Policy CORE-GP.1021 Fall 3
PADM-GP.2149 Cost-Benefit Analysis CORE-GP.1018, CORE-GP.1021 Fall 3
PADM-GP.2311 Social Impact Investment CORE-GP.1021 Fall, 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.4315 Advanced Financial and Impact Modeling for Nonprofit and Social Enterprises CORE-GP.1021 or EXEC-GP.2141; co-requisite of one of the following: PADM-GP.2312, PADM-GP.2142, or PADM-GP.2311. PADM-GP.2147 is recommended. Spring 1.5
PADM-GP.4316 NYU Impact Investment Fund I CORE-GP.1021. Co-requisite of PADM-GP.2311, and co-requisite of PADM-GP.2147 encouraged. Students must be in or entering their Capstone year.     Fall 1.5
PADM-GP.4317 NYU Impact Investment Fund II PADM-GP.4316   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

 

Social Innovation, Design, and Technology

Courses that explore the process of ideation, and the use of data and technological tools to achieve social innovation.

PADM-GP.2145 Design Thinking: A Creative Approach to Problem Solving and Creating Impact is the foundational course in this area.

Course Number Course Name Prerequisites Typically offered credits
PADM-GP.2145 Design Thinking: A Creative Approach to Problem Solving and Creating Impact None Fall, Spring, Summer 3
PADM-GP.4311 Lean Approaches to Social Innovation None January 1.5
PADM-GP.4318 Social Impact and Emerging Technologies PADM-GP 2311 recommended Summer 1.5
PADM-GP.4454 Digital Communications for Advocacy and Politics None Spring 1.5
PADM-GP.4501 Designing Data Collection for Program Evaluation, Policy, and Management CORE-GP.1011 Spring 1.5
PADM-GP.4504 Introduction to Database Design, Management, and Security CORE-GP.1011 Spring 1.5

School-wide Focus Areas

In addition to the courses in the specialization-related elective focus areas above, to gain a breadth of knowledge and skills you may also wish to choose electives from across course offerings, including from the school-wide focus areas or a different specialization. Relevant school-wide focus areas for you to consider as a SI3 student include, Communication SkillsData Science and Data Management; Philanthropy and FundraisingSocial Justice and Democracy; and more

 

TOTAL CREDITS IN DEGREE: 45

Last Updated: October 2020