Helpful for: MBA Applicants, Social Entrepreneurs

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 Quick Facts:

  • There is an increasing trend of management degree students who are deciding to use their skills in the nonprofit-sector. Business schools are responding by creating courses, tools and resources to facilitate the process more effectively.
  • Chicago Booth School of Business is using a $20 million grant to expand “research and programming in social innovation and entrepreneurship,” creating a center which explores complex environmental and social problems by focusing on experiential learning and research-based insights.
  • Stern School of Business is teaching students how the public and private sectors cooperate together to address certain issues while pushing for economic growth.
  • Northwestern has created the Social Enterprise at Kellog (SEEK) program, presenting a curriculum centered on advancing management skills for non-profit and government jobs. Stacy adds:

 Selected Quote:

“As an additional incentive, the Kellogg School of Management’s Loan Assistance Program (LAP) enables Kellogg graduates to enter careers in the public and nonprofit sectors by reducing the educational debt burden that sometimes limits graduates from pursuing positions within these sectors.”

  • Stanford’s Center for Social Innovation is offering a course on strategic philanthropy.
  • IESE’s course Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship allows MBA students to work with companies from a wide range of industries, with an aim on learning how to run a social enterprise.

 Useful Information:

  • The non-profit and private sectors are tightly linked. Using the taught theory and valuable skills developed during your MBA degree means that you can lead, manage and deliver results in both sectors.

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Source: Stacy Blackman