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Business Strategies for A Better World

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University of Pennsylvania
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You’re not just interested in making money. You’re interested in making a difference in the world too. Set your career and your business on the road to success by learning evidence-based strategies to achieve sustainable social impact: profits with purpose.


Business Strategies for A Better World Specialization is a series of online courses offered by the prestigious Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. The series is ideal for individuals interested in learning more about how to manage a business in order to maximize its positive social impact and how to curb corruption as businesses grow.

To complete Business Strategies for A Better World Specialization, students need to complete a series of four courses. The first course, Global Trends for Business and Society, lasts for four weeks and discusses the work force, markets and currency systems used throughout the world. The course then explores global economic imbalances and the ever-changing geopolitical landscape that affects the financial world.

During the second course, Corruption, students learn exactly what the term means and how it affects society and individual companies. Strategies for controlling corruption are discussed during the four-week class. In the third course, Social Entrepreneurship, students learn how companies can be a force for positive social change. Like the previous classes, this course lasts for 4 weeks and requires roughly 2 to 3 hours of study time per week for success. The final class in the Business Strategies for A Better World iSpecialization is Business Strategies for Social Impact. It focuses on how businesses can be led in order to boost their potential to do good. The class is 4 weeks long.

Although the courses of the Business Strategies for A Better World Specialization are designed to be taken in a series, each class can stand alone.

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