Courses in Social Innovation at Yale 2014-2015

Below is a list of courses related to social entrepreneurship and innovation in the health sector across all schools at Yale. These courses vary in focus, style, and level of difficulty so please contact course instructors directly with any questions.
Saving Lives at Birth Project

Saving Lives at Birth Project

Louis Fazen, a doctoral candidate at the School of Public Health is part of an international team of researchers that was awarded a $250,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for a project that uses smartphones to reduce infant and maternal mortality in Kenya. The group trained community health extension workers in conducting surveys on the mobile phone and to troubleshoot issues as they arise. Read the full story.

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SchoolCourse NameCourse NumberInstructorWhen OfferedClass SizePrerequisitesOther Info
YCSocial Enterprises in Developing EconomiesGLBL 305Bo HopkinsSpring18NoneGlobal Affairs; 3 page application
Appropriate Technology & the Developing WorldMENG 491Bo Hopkins & Joseph ZinterSpring16 (5 graduate)None3 page application
Economics of Developing CountriesECON 325Nancy QuianSpringIntroductory Microeconomics
Evaluating Charitable OrganizationsECON/EPE 474Dean KarlanSpring18Intermediate Microeconomics & EconometricsPermission required
Economics of Poverty AlleviationECON 327Dean KarlanSpringIntroductory Microeconomics & Econometrics
SOMGNAM: New Product DevelopmentMGT 950(Global Netwok Professor from Israel's Technion)FallBid by Summer before class is offered; open to students of Global Network Schools (Management/Business Schools)
Global Social Entrepreneurship: IndiaMGT 529Tony Sheldon Fall II-Spring ICourse enrollement by application; All students will travel to India from January 1-9 and are responsible for airfare to and from India and related immunization and visa expenses.
Managing Social EnterpriseMGT 621Kate CooneyFall55
Entrepreneurial Business Planning MGT 618David Cromwell & Maureen BurkeFall II-Spring I30Permission of instructorInformation session regarding application process Monday September 8th 11:45 am-12:45 pm in Evans Hall 4430
Venture Capital and Private Equity InvestmentsMGT 635David CromwellFall II-Spring OR Spring422nd Year SOM
Start Up Founder SeriesMGT 645Kyle JensenFallSee other infoAdmission  to the course is by application and limited exclusively to student-entrepreneurs who have started a new venture prior to the beginning of the course; Open to students across the university; contact Kyle.Jensen@yale.edu for more information
Start Up Founder PracticumMGT 646Kyle JensenFall and SpringSee other infoAdmission  to the course is by application and limited exclusively to student-entrepreneurs who have started a new venture prior to the beginning of the course; Open to students across the university; contact Kyle.Jensen@yale.edu for more information
Managing in Times of Rapid ChangeMGT 860Richard FosterFall I and Spring I55
Legal Aspects of EntrepreneurshipMGT 896Constance BagleyFall II55Open to first and second year SOM students
Entrepreneurial FinanceMGT 897Olav Sorenson & Elon BomsFall I
Communication Strategies for EntrepreneursMGT 553Taly ReichSpring
Entrepreneurship and New VenturesMGT 655Kyle JensenSpring IApplicationApplication (see details online)—most appropriate for students looking to found new ventures or work in leadership roles in the technology sector
New Ventures in Healthcare and Life SciencesMGT 657Richard Foster and Kyle JensenSpring IIDesigned for diverse student body, including those in SOM, natural science, and medicine
Impact InvestingMGT 849Nancy PfundSpring II
Global Social EnterpriseMGT 865Tony Sheldon Spring25Designed around a spring break trip as well where students provide pro bono consulting work in a selected country; grows out of GSE club at SOM
Real Estate Finance for Institutional InvestorsMGT 899Kevin GraySpring II
SOM/Jackson Microfinance & Economic Development GLBL 563/MGT 846 Tony Sheldon Spring25Jackson Institute and SOM
rev. 8/25/14