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.

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING: SOCIAL IMPACT CHALLENGE

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.

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