Full-Time MBA
Social Impact Challenge

Social Impact Challenge Course

As part of the curriculum, Full-Time MBA students learn about the unique challenges and business environment facing non-profit organizations through the design, execution, and presentation of a socially-impactful consulting project with a local non-profit organization. Second-year MBA students, now experienced in project work, will procure a project (with college guidance ) to help a non-profit organization. Through this process, students become aware of the importance of social problems to communities and gain confidence that they have the skills to be a positive force to help solve them.


Fisher MBA students work with local non-profit organizations to identify problems and opportunities for improvement. Student teams will:

  • Assess potential courses of action with special attention to the unique position and constraints faced by the organization.
  • Develop a strategy to address the problem
  • Design an implementation plan
  • Present a comprehensive solution to the non-profit organization.

Social Impact Course Topics: Ethics and Social Impact, Non-profit Organizations, Problem Identification and Definition, Problem Analysis, Strategy Development, Implementation Planning

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    A Culture of Social Impact: Fisher Impact Day

    The Social Impact Challenge builds upon Fisher's commitment to our positive and supportive culture. One great example of this long-standing mission is Fisher Impact Day. Each year, hundreds of Fisher graduate students, undergraduate students, faculty, staff and alumni participate in Fisher Impact Day, a student-led day of service to the community and a favorite Fisher tradition. Watch the video below to learn more.


    180 Demo BRIGHT Program Broad Street Presbyterian Church - Neighborhood Ministries Food Pantry Buddy Up For Life CATCO
    Community of Caring Development Compost Exchange Fisher Leadership Initiative Healthcare Collaborative Helping Hands
    Jewish Community Center Local Matters OSU College of Veterinary Medicine PAST Foundation Social Ventures
    Tech Tree Root Women for Economic and Leadership Development Women's Small Business Accelerator Worthington Resource Pantry Zero Waste
    Autism Speaks CleanTurn Franklinton Farms Inspireducation Lifecare Alliance
    Options for Supported Housing Private School Pups Richland Gro-Op Ruling our eXperiences Smart Columbus
    Student Success Stores VetWork Ohio      


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