Financial Analysis and Decision-Making

A core area of study that covers accounting, corporate finance, and financial decision-making

Courses & Certificates

Financial Modeling for the Social Sector

U.C. Berkeley, Haas School of Business
Dr. Erik Simanis
bottom-up modeling, bottom-of-pyramid markets, bounding operational units, at-scale and actual running costs, investment costs, home office costs, setting price-point and margin for financial stability

Corporate Finance Essentials

University of Navarra
Prof. Javier Estrada
risk, return, volatility, and beta; correlation and diversification; cost of capital, CAPM; project evaluation; corporate value creation

Introduction to Financial Accounting

University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business
Dr. Brian J. Bushee
analyze financial statements and disclosures for use in financial analysis; how accounting standards and managerial incentives affect the financial reporting process; reading the income statement, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows


A core area of study covering management theory, day-to-day operations, and project management

Courses & Certificates

Operations Management

Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Prof. Gad Allon
operations strategy, managing processes, lean operations, managing service operations, supply chain management

Principles of Project Management

Polytechnic West
Sue Dowson
project life cycle, main constraints, key project roles, project management plan, change management, quality auditing, project handover

Scaling Operations: Linking Strategy and Execution

Northwestern University
Profs. Gad Allon and Jan Van Mieghem
VCAP Framework, quantifying value, key performance indicators (KPIs), ROIC trees, tradeoff curves and competitive threat analysis, capacity sizing and analysis, sourcing decisions, Total Cost of Ownership and Total Landed Cost

Marketing, Data Analysis, and Strategy

A core area of study covering current marketing trends, product-market fit, and competitive strategy

Courses & Certificates

Foundations of Data Analysis

University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Michael J. Mahometa
Univariate Descriptive Statistics, Bivariate Distributions, Linear Regression, Exponential and Logistic Function Models, R coding

Marketing at the Bottom of the Pyramid

Seth Godin, Lindsay Stradley, Mary Pat Ryan
Understand and apply the 4Ts marketing framework (Truth, Trust, Tribes, & Trials) to deliver new solutions to customers in need. Understand the role of emotions in customer decision making. Understand the key components of developing Trust effectively. Review how social enterprises apply the concept of Tribe when scaling their reach and influencing customers' decisions. Implement a Trial to begin testing our your marketing messages.

Communication, Leadership, and Organizational Dynamics

A core area of study covering negotiation and ethics

Courses & Certificates

Storytelling for Change

+Acumen & The Ariel Group
Greta Cowan
the Leadership PRESence framework, storytelling techniques, presentation structure

Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Macquarie University, Graduate School of Management
Dr. Andrew Heys
Cognitive heuristics that lead to poor negotiation decisions, negotiation strategies, phases of negotiation, application to common workplace scenarios, framework for analysing and resolving conflict

Leadership: Ten Rules for Impact and Meaning

UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business
Amr Al-Dabbagh
entrepreneurial leadership, goal setting, organic design, collaboration, execution-bias work, the power of storytelling

Entrepeneurship and Design

A supporting area of study covering technology, design thinking, and social entrepeneurship

Courses & Certificates

Design Kit: The Course for Human-Centered Design
human-centered design research methods, concept generation, rapid prototyping

Social Sector Leadership

A concentration in leadership of social sector non-profit programs, including study of social entrepreneurship, assessment and scaling of impact, fundraising, and strategy.

Courses & Certificates

Fundraising: How to Connect with Donors

UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business
Dr. Tom Wolf
relationship building, organizational capacity for funding, grant writing, capital campaigns, planned giving

How to Scale Social Impact

UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business
Shashi Buluswar
scaling an organizations impact and reach in the bottom-of-pyramid market, including study of lift, sustainability, scale, replicability, and probability of success

Organizational Capacity

UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business
Doug Scott
administering a capacity assessment, creating actionable steps toward organizational improvement, developing stakeholder buy-in

Global Social Entrepreneurship

UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business
Jessica Jackley
launching and developing a social venture: market analysis, venture structures, venture management and growth, exit strategies

Essentials of Nonprofit Strategy

UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business
Paul Brest
identifying stakeholders, designing a theory of change, designing a logic model, establishing assessment criteria