A Frontier Market Scouts Certificate provides you with the knowledge and network to advance your career in the field of impact investing and social enterprise management.

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We are still accepting qualified applicants for our January 2020 course!

Application deadline has been extended to October 31.

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Earn a Professional Certificate in Impact Investing and Social Enterprise Management

Frontier Market Scouts selects and trains compassionate and capable professionals to become talent scouts and investment managers serving local entrepreneurs and social-minded investors in low-income and weak-capital regions of the world. 

The Middlebury Institute Advantage

FMS training instructors are leading practitioners in the impact space and work with organizations that include Omidyar NetworkCordes Foundation, Accion Venture Lab, and Unreasonable Group. Through the combination of teachings and applicable projects, participants walk away with a comprehensive understanding of who the key players in the impact sector are, how to design an innovative impact-focused business model, and what it takes to implement and scale a social venture.

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Simply create an account and select the following to access the application:

School Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Level Non-degree or Certificate
Program Frontier Market Scouts
Term Winter 2020

All Middlebury-affiliated applicants are eligible for a $50 application fee waiver. Please request it in the application fee waiver section.

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The award-winning Frontier Market Scouts (FMS) program provides intensive two-week certificate trainings that prepares participants for careers in the fields of social enterprise and impact investing. Through lectures and actionable projects, participants gain a comprehensive understanding of the key players in the impact sector, how to design an innovative impact-focused business model, and what it takes to implement and scale a social venture.

Since 2011, FMS alumni have worked to grow and improve processes for more than 200 social enterprises around the world during field assignments based in countries such as Brazil, India, The Netherlands, Ecuador, Vietnam, Tanzania, South Africa, and Lebanon.


January 13 – 24, 2020 in Monterey, California 

Schedule: Monday-Saturday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm 

Career Opportunities

The Frontier Market Scouts program is available to assist and guide you as you explore careers related to your new FMS skills. This program collaborates with a network of social enterprises and impact investment funds from around the world. Frontier Market Scouts can help make the introduction between you and these innovative organizations.

Tuition and Fees

Program Fee: $3,800

  • A nonrefundable deposit of $200 is due upon acceptance.

Fee includes tuition, career sessions, networking events, and light breakfast/snacks served during the training.

FMS Payment and Refund Policies.

Participants will receive a professional certificate in Social Enterprise Management and Impact Investing upon successful completion of the program. 


For more information, email us or call (831) 647-4115. You can also complete this inquiry form to receive more information.