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Students part of the Frontier Market Scouts program working together in a classroom setting.
Frontier Market Scouts training blends lectures with actionable co-creative projects involving group work by participants.

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

We are now accepting qualified applicants for our January 13 – 24, 2020 course!

Start your application now.

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 lectures and actionable 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.

Next Steps

Applications accepted on a rolling basis space permitting.

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The award-winning Frontier Market Scouts (FMS) program provides intensive two-week certificate trainings that prepare participants for careers in the fields of social enterprise and impact investing. Through the combination of 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 PT

Career Opportunities

The Frontier Market Scouts program is available to assist you with career exploration, skills development, and professional opportunities tailored to you. The program collaborates with a network of social enterprises, impact investment funds, and incubators from around the world. Recent partner organizations include the following:

Tuition and Fees

Program Fee: $3,800

  • A nonrefundable deposit of $500 is due upon acceptance.
  • Partial merit and need-based scholarship rates for the training are available.
  • There is no additional cost to enroll in the fellowship program.

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

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.