Course Details

Social Innovation Practicum
SSIM-452-0
Previously Known as KPPI-452-0
1.0 CR
Elective
PASS / NO CREDIT
No
DESCRIPTION

Social Impact Practicum (formerly known as Social Innovation: Designing for Change) is an experiential lab course combining classroom learning with hands-on consultative projects for social impact organizations, allowing students to apply management learnings and analytical expertise to the real challenges that leadership teams face as they operate and scale social impact endeavors within markets. Students interested in consulting, social innovation and leadership, sustainability, and social finance will benefit from this class. Student teams will work on a real-life project with a company or nonprofit. For the fall of 2023, projects include clients engaged in circular economy, disability services, women's empowerment, regenerative agriculture, carbon offsets, and more. Project work spans from international expansion strategy to market and pricing analysis to go-to-market strategy, marketing and messaging, product development, and more. Deliverables will be robust, analytical, and professional-grade. Students will have the opportunity to express preferences among all potential projects.

TRACKS
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Pathway
Energy and Sustainability Pathway
Entrepreneurship Pathway
Social Impact Pathway - Innovation
SCHEDULE SUMMARY
Fall 2024
CH
EV

CH (Chicago)
EV (Evanston)
DayTime
Evening
Saturdays
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PREREQUISITES
Negative Prerequisite:
All Students: KPPI-452-0