This course is intended to provide a socially relevant academic experience that combines classroom curriculum with hands-on learning in an international setting. The...More >>
This course is intended to provide a socially relevant academic experience that combines classroom curriculum with hands-on learning in an international setting. The course is designed to help students gain in-depth insights into economic and social value creation in the developing world. Through case studies, lectures, field work and classroom dialogue, students will learn to think strategically and act opportunistically with a socially-conscious business mindset.
Through an innovative partnership with firms located in India, Stern students will have the opportunity to apply their classroom learnings to real-world issues by conducting fieldwork abroad. Team-based projects will focus on areas including poverty alleviation, energy, health and sustainability. Students will gain exposure to various organizations' models for addressing these issues, as well as to thoroughly-vetted international social enterprises that are making tangible and potentially scalable progress in serving the world's poorest populations. Student teams will work with partner organizations to deliver on discrete projects designed to meet existing needs. In addition, project deliverables will facilitate the sharing of knowledge and best practices with the growing social impact sector.