Social Impact Consulting

UCLA Anderson’s social consulting programs give MBA students the experience of applying theoretical concepts of business to real-world societal challenges. Student teams provide pro bono consulting in marketing, operations, finance and expansion strategy to address strategic challenges of mission-driven nonprofits and social enterprises.

 

Overview of Programs

 

November 9–30

Net Impact Consulting Challenge (NICC)

January 22 - March 4

Social Impact Consulting Corps

October 5 – March 8

Applied Management Research (AMR)
Field Study

 

Social Impact Consulting Programs

 

A Life-cycle approach to driving change

Net Impact Consulting Challenge (November) 

Social Impact Consulting Corps (Jan-March)

Social Impact field study
(Oct-March)

Southern California Nationwide with an emphasis on Southern California Southern California and beyond
2 Week Workshop 3 Month Consulting 6 Month Consulting
Provided pro bono to the organization Provided pro bono to the organization Reduced fee of $5000 to the organization
For nonprofits with limited scope problems needing quick recommendations. For nonprofits with larger scope problems needing deeper, more strategic research. For more established nonprofits with the human and financial capital to commit to a 6-month rigorous consulting engagement.
LA-based nonprofits seeking solutions to a pressing problem get matched with a team of 3-5 MBA students who work diligently for 2 weeks to recommend solutions to a presented problem. LA-based nonprofits seeking solutions to a pressing problem get matched with a team of 3-5 MBA students who work diligently for 2 weeks to recommend solutions to presented problem. Domestic nonprofits receive a subsidy to participate in the AMR field study program. Organizations are matched with a team of 5 MBA students, and are expected to work closely with the students to oversee the project.
Student Application Deadline: 10/24/18 Student Application Deadline: January 2019 Student Application Deadline: TBA
Client Application Deadline: 10/24/18 Client Application Deadline: January 2019 Client Application Deadline: TBA
 

2017-2018 At A Glance

 

135

Students

30

Nonprofit or social enterprises served

3,750

Consulting hours

 

Attend an Information Session:

 

NICC

October 15, 2018, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Social Impact Consulting Corps

January 15, 2019

AMR Field Study

April 5, 2019
(for the class of 2020, MBA and FEMBA only)

 

For Companies

 

Nonprofit and for-profit social ventures receive:

  • Valuable exposure to new knowledge, research methods, and research expertise from one of the best business schools in the world
  • The opportunity to work with MBA students specializing in social impact
  • Help with marketing/strategic/operational/expansion plans, assistance on financial strategy and assistance on alignment with social impact
  • Ability to design a project that pulls in expertise from other UCLA departments
  • Quality and rigor of professional students with five-plus years of work experience in the fields of consulting, finance, marketing, operations, technology and social impact

For more information, contact us at impact@anderson.ucla.edu

 

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