MGMT310: Creating Social Impact through Collaborative Project Management: Experiential Learning

This course aims at teaching students necessary knowledge, skills and competencies to be able design and write project proposals that have potential to make positive social impact for sustainable development in the world. The primary aim of the course is to make students familiar with tools used while developing a social project, writing a project proposal and project cycle management.

The deliverable of the course is to produce the “Theory of Change” of a social impact actor; a social enterprise, a social responsibility project of a business or a civil societal organization; in collaboration with the members of these institutions. The students are expected to understand and grasp fully the project and come up with a useful “Theory of Change” that will be beneficial for these actors. This kind of an endeavor will necessitate visits to CSOs and will need a thorough knowledge of the social problem in question, as well as the context that the project is going to operate in.

This term the following organizations will participate in the course as “social impact actors”:


Tohum Otizm Foundation

Mikado Sustainable Development Consultancy

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Sarıyer Women Entrepreneurs Cooperative

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This course is a core course of the Community Engagement and Leadership Track (CELP) and is given this spring by Dr. Gonca Ongan and Agata Fortuna. Students develop social impact theme projects by collaborating and partnering with NGOs, local stakeholders and social entrepreneurs.