Course Details

The Business of Social Change
SSIM-957-5
Previously Known as KPPI-957-5
0.5 CR
Elective
PASS / NO CREDIT
Yes (may vary by section)
DESCRIPTION
This course is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge to influence and lead social impact in business and impact contexts. By the conclusion of this course, each student should have a strong foundation in social impact and social change, including approaches to funding impact, scaling programs and interventions, public- private partnerships, corporate engagement, impact investment decision-making, blended capital, and approaches to intentional impact. The course will pivot around on a singular social issue through which to learn and test social impact frameworks and concepts. The issue of teens and young adults who are neither working nor in school provides a nice foil for our learning. Once students have gained a mastery of perspectives and methodologies necessary to consider and address a social issue from the ground up, they will next learn to identify and utilize effective measures of outputs and progress, and explore the core levers and potentials to change outcomes for people, communities and market systems. This class utilizes a digital, gamified exercise crafted specifically for this course. The case, $50 Million for Change, requires students to step into the role of a player in the impact funding mix in a fictional city and state.
TRACKS
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Pathway
Social Impact Pathway - Innovation
SCHEDULE SUMMARY
Winter 2023
CH
EV

CH (Chicago)
EV (Evanston)
DayTime
Evening
Saturdays
Popup
PREREQUISITES
None