Each course builds on the next, taking the Business Design for Social Impact students from The New School concept to venture, from prototyping to validating and creating a tested proof of concept. Students emerge with future-forward business skills such as business model creation, organizational leadership, and pitching socially-relevant ventures to investors.
Students planning to complete the certificate are advised to take Introduction to Design, Social Impact, and Entrepreneurship first and Launch and Scale Your Social Impact Venture last.
This course introduces students to a human-centered design process and the way it can be applied to develop enterprises with social impact. It also introduces a social justice lens, integrating issues of power and privilege into the design process. Students have an opportunity to practice the methods of discovery and ideation to gain a deeper understanding of the unmet need they are hoping to address through their own venture. This class serves as a foundation for the courses that follow in the Business Design for Social Impact certificate.
StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.