Introduction to Microfinance

Course Code
ES 444
3 hours
  • Fall 17 (B)
  • Fall 18 (B)

Introduction to Microfinance --- Microfinance provides financial services to the poor, including credit, savings, and insurance. The field is undergoing a period of transition as microfinance institutions begin to seek money from capital markets. This course will explore how microfinance institutions are organized, how they raise money and are managed, and emerging trends that are shaping the field, all with an eye towards understanding the interplay between business models and poverty alleviation.

Taught By
Michael Gordon
  • Arthur F. Thurnau Professor
  • Professor of Business Administration
  • Faculty Director, Center for Social Impact
Dr. Michael Gordon is the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Social Entrepreneurial Studies and past Associate Dean for Information Technology. His...