Students looking to pursue purpose-driven careers choose opportunities across sectors and functions that include technology, health care innovation, education, sustainability and public policy. Organizations hiring Anderson students ranged from nonprofits, the government sector and private foundations to B corporations, flexible purpose corporations and traditional for-profit firms. The Parker Career Center helps students determine the right organizational fit and opportunity for their short-term and long-term goals.


Where You Want to Be


The following are some of the organizations hiring UCLA Anderson MBA students in social impact roles (both full-time employment and summer internships):




An MBA specialization in social impact allows students to build in-depth expertise in a chosen career path, while customizing academic preparation to lead transformational social change in any sector. It encourages students to graduate with a common language and comprehensive understanding of positive social impact. Courses in entrepreneurship and sustainability may also be of interest.


Social Impact, Entrepreneurship, Leaders in Sustainability


Sample Electives

  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Market Entry Strategy
  • Managerial Decision Making
  • Business Law
  • Ethical Considerations in Business
  • Entrepreneurship and Venture Initiation
  • Affordable Housing Development
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Business of Health Care: A Global Perspective
  • Managing Entrepreneurial Operations
  • Law and Management of Nonprofit Organizations
  • Managing Entrepreneurial Organizations
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Business and Economics in Emerging Markets

"I came to Anderson from human capital consulting to explore my passion for social impact, diversity, equity and inclusion in an entrepreneurial setting. Impact@Anderson and my social impact specialization introduced me to leaders in the impact space, provided a deeper understanding of how social enterprises operate, and grew my network for me to be able to stand out in my internship."

Anna Goldberg (’18)

Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, Imperative

Applied Management Research (AMR)
Sample Projects

  • Researched how to sustainably increase the revenue and profitability of a household product in Nepal
  • Formed strategic recommendations for a nonprofit microfinance institution to improve and expand a program for small rural producers and businesses
  • Developed a marketing and sales strategy to help a company working in the sustainable farming and coffee industry expand into the California market
  • Addressed waste management in developing countries with a nonprofit that provides innovative technologies to help reduce poverty