Experiential learning is an important part of your social impact experience at Stern. Through coursework in the Sustainable Business concentration, you will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working with real world clients in classes like: Social Impact Consulting, Social Entrepreneurship Ghana (SEG); Sustainability Consulting in Costa Rica, the Social Entrepreneurship Practicum, and more!
Social Impact Consulting
Social Impact Consulting is an experiential learning seminar that involves students working closely with participating nonprofits as strategy consultants creating project outcomes that add value to the organization’s strategic objectives. Since 2012, 260 students have completed 60 projects with 40 different organizations, including the United Nations, Rainforest Alliance, Democracy Works, Teach for America, 92Y, and Invest NYC SDG.
Social Entrepreneurship Ghana
Social Entrepreneurship Ghana (SEG) provides a unique educational experience, combining business theory with hands-on implementation and cultural immersion in the country of Ghana. Students will study how to design and implement social entrepreneurship and volunteer projects that support long-term socio-economic development and empowerment. Students will then travel to Ghana over spring break and apply their ideas and business knowledge "on-the-ground" in NYU Stern’s partner Ghanaian village,
Sustainability Consulting in Costa Rica
In the Sustainability Consulting in Costa Rica course, students learn about sustainability and consulting by working on projects, such as creating business and marketing plans for Costa Rica businesses in agricultural production, eco-tourism, and environmental education for youth.