The Business of Social Change (SSIM-957-5)
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.Field Study (SSIM-498-0) Social Innovation: Designing for Change (SSIM-452-0)
This experiential lab course combines 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, and social finance will benefit from this class. Student teams will work on a real-life project with a company, nonprofit, or public entity. For the fall of 2022, projects will include a range of engagements focused on market analysis, financial innovation and products, go-to-market strategy, and product development. Deliverables will be robust, analytical, and professional-grade. Students will have the opportunity to express preferences among all potential projects..Global Lab (INTL-615-0)
Global Lab: Social Impact in the Americas (Puerto Rico). This spring quarter experiential learning course provides a hands-on opportunity for students to apply classroom knowledge to a real-world project for social impact. In the Global Lab course, teams of students will complete consulting projects for startups and nonprofits in Puerto Rico. The client (nonprofit or company) and student team work to scope and define the project, then the students engage in the research and analysis necessary to deliver on that project for the client and community. Students who enroll in this class will be required to attend at least one pre-term class and engage in a client kick-off meeting and project scoping during the winter quarter. We hope to travel over Memorial Day weekend for on-site presentations of final client project deliverables and outcomes. Kellogg will cover airfare and select days of lodging expenses for the on-site visit if we are able to travel. Students must have completed all core courses with the exception of OPNS430 which can be taken concurrently in the Spring quarter. Evening/weekend and EMBA program students who have fulfilled their core requirements are also eligible to apply to take the course.Global Initiatives in Management (GIM) (INTL-473-0) All FT GIM classes will hold a final, mandatory class session. Please refer to each class's syllabi for the date and time.
Global Initiatives in Management (GIM) is an international experiential learning course designed to provide students with an introduction to the unique business opportunities, management practices and market dynamics of a specific region or global industry. The course combines in-class lectures, reading discussions and case studies during the winter quarter with ten days of international field research over spring break. Immersed in the culture and language of their host countries, students will have the opportunity to meet with local business and government leaders, conduct interviews and collect data for their group research projects, and experience some of the unique social and cultural facets of the region. Final presentations and written research reports are due in spring quarter after completion of the overseas portion of the class. Each class section is taught by a faculty member with deep knowledge of the region or industry and supported by an advisor from the Kellogg staff who assists students in planning the field experience. Students are financially responsible for their travel costs, and financial aid is available to those who qualify.