Free Online Course on Just Money: Banking as if Society Mattered

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is offering free online course on Just Money: Banking as if Society Mattered. This course is for anyone who wants to understand the unique role banks play as intermediaries in our economy and how they can leverage that position to produce positive social, environmental, and economic change.

In this sixteen week course, applicants will learn how banks can use capital as a tool to promote social and environmental wellbeing. This course will start on March 7, 2018.

Course At A Glance 

Length: 16 weeks
Effort: 3-4 hours pw
Subject: Business Administration
Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $49
Session: Course Starts on March 7, 2018

Providers’ Details

Massachusetts Institute of Technology – a coeducational, privately endowed research university founded in 1861 – is dedicated to advancing knowledge and educating students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century.

About This Course

What do you know about banking? Do you know what your bank does with your money? The recent financial crisis highlighted some of the most fundamental issues with the mainstream banking system.

This course looks into banks that operate differently, namely, “just banks” that use capital and finance as a tool to address social and ecological challenges.

Why Take This Course?

This course is for anyone who wants to understand the unique role banks play as intermediaries in our economy and how they can leverage that position to produce positive social, environmental, and economic change.

Learning Outcomes

  • The core principles of just banking
  • How finance can be used as a tool for social and environmental change
  • Cases and best practices of Just Banks
  • The future of just banking and financial technologies
  • Connect with a global community of learners and change-makers

Instructors

Phillip Thompson
Urban planner and political scientist

Katrin buyer
Research Fellow, MIT Community Innovators Lab
MIT

Lily Steponaitis
Post-Graduate Fellow, MIT Community Innovators Lab
MIT

Alice May
Teaching Assistant
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Lafayette Cruise
Teaching Assistant
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

How To Join This Course

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