Status Report: New Courses

Wharton’s faculty propose and approve new and experimental courses every school year. Here are some of the courses that launched during the 2013-14 school year.

 

158560232BEPP 220

Behavioral Economics, Markets and Public Policy

Program: Undergrad

First Class: Fall 2013

Details: Required for the Behavioral economics Program.

Prof(s): Tobacman

Enrolled: 15

 

158560232BEPP 223

Consumers, Firms and Markets in Developing Countries

Program: Undergrad

First Class: Spring 2014

Details: Analyzing economic life—consumption, production and market equilibria—in low-income countries.

Prof(s): Jensen

Enrolled: 25

 

156459783BEPP 284

Managerial Economics and Game Theory

Program: Undergrad

First Class: Spring 2014

Details: Revamped look into strategic reasoning through the lens of game theory (and a new prof).

Prof(s): Harrington

Enrolled: 15

 


158560232
FNCE 254/754

Impact Investing

Program: Undergrad/MBA

First Class: Spring 2014

Details: Impact investing is becoming a distinct career specialization for finance professionals.

Prof(s): Geczy

Enrolled: 60 (max Undergrad); 60 (max MBA)

 

174242947HCMG 391

Health Care Entrepreneurship

Program: Undergrad

First Class: Fall 2013

Details: Examination of the environment facing prospective health care entrepreneurs.

Prof(s): Grennan

Enrolled: 11

 

156459783MGMT 246

Social Innovation and Social Enterprise

Program: Undergrad/MBA

First Class: Fall 2013

Details: Why do some social enterprises succeed, others fail?

Prof(s): Kimberly

Enrolled: 13

 


156459783MGMT 613

Managing the Enterprise

Program: eMBA

First Class: Spring 2014

Details: Refurbished core management course.

Prof(s): henisz, MacDuffie, Sigglekow

Enrolled: 117 (East); 100 (West)

 


166766241hiMKTG 231/731

The Psychology of Consumer Financial Decisions

Program: Undergrad/MBA

First Class: Spring 2014

Details: Premise—better understanding of consumer psychology, regarding financial products and services can provide significant business opportunities and, more importantly, better public policy and increased consumer well-being.

Prof(s): Zauberman

Enrolled: 17 (Undergrad); 40 (MBA)

 

187038405hiREAL 723

Introduction to Real Estate as an Experimental Course

Program: eMBA

First Class: Spring 2014

Details: learn to become an informed consumer of real estate advice.

Prof(s): Felman, Phillips, Sinai

Enrolled: 57 (east); 33 (West)

 

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