For Students

Make the Center for Impact part of your learning portfolio.

Impact is a school-wide priority and we meet students' expectations at every level of engagement. There’s an opportunity for all who want to join us in making a difference.

Academic Offerings

In the spirit of One Anderson, UCLA Anderson has integrated values-based decision making across the core MBA curriculum. Regardless of their sector, industry or function, students use their business acumen to address society’s most pressing challenges and graduate with a clear understanding of how impact pervades all aspects of the working world.
Social Impact Specialization

This MBA social impact specialization allows students to build expertise in a chosen career, with a custom approach to learning about sector-specific challenges. It encourages students to graduate with core competencies, a common language and comprehensive understanding of positive social impact.

Leaders in Sustainability Certificate

This interdisciplinary certificate program through the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability (IoES) enables students to pursue coursework across campus and complete a capstone leadership project designed to solve a sustainability problem.

Applied Management Program Capstone Project

UCLA Anderson’s Applied Management Program (AMP) partners a team of MBA candidates with an organization to deliver strategic solutions to critical challenges through top notch analysis. The students produce a rigorously tested, professional-grade consulting report based on extensive primary and secondary research. The Center for Impact recognizes AMP teams that focus on impact areas, such as environmental sustainability, education and financial inclusion. 

Global Immersion Applied Management Program 

Anderson’s field study requirement is a real-world 6-month consulting project that places MBA teams to work around the globe. The Center for Impact provides tailored curriculum, workshops and resources to support students who choose to work for real clients on sponsored prosocial AMP projects. Students can build a fundamental base of knowledge of social impact concepts, theories and principles that help them navigate their clients’ greatest strategic challenges.

What You Will Gain

Business acumen can be gained through a variety of foundational courses as well as courses listed as part of Category II.


Skills in impact measurement can be advanced through the required course, several other courses listed under Category I, as well as a social impact AMR project.

Skills in Impact Measurement

Consider the area of impact in which you would like to work or learn about. You may find courses in both Category I and Category II.

Social Impact Content Knowledge

Real-world Impact

UCLA Anderson MBA students apply theoretical concepts of business to real-world societal challenges. From providing pro bono consulting to address strategic challenges of local nonprofits and social enterprises to making tangible impact investments in early-stage social ventures, UCLA Anderson offers students hands-on opportunities to make a real-world impact.
Impact Investing

Impact investments are made with the intention of generating measurable, beneficial social or environmental outcomes in addition to a financial return. UCLA Anderson offers students hands-on opportunities to identify social ventures and manage capital for profit and purpose.

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, nance and expansion strategy to address strategic challenges of mission-driven nonpro ts and social enterprises.

Anderson Venture Impact Partners
Anderson Venture Impact Partners (AVIP), UCLA Anderson's student-led impact investing fund, makes minority investments of at least $50,000 in early-stage ventures that have the intention of generating measuring social and/or environmental returns alongside financial returns.



Signature Events

Impact Week Conference
April 24-28, 2023
High Impact Tea
Fall 2022, Winter 2023, Spring 2023
Embracing Diversity Conference
November 14-18, 2022

Student Clubs

Numerous clubs and organizations focusing on social, environmental and economic impact exist at UCLA Anderson. Through these associations, students are able to apply their business skills in a positive way.
Net Impact
Anderson Venture Impact Partners
Club EMG
Energy and Cleantech Association


UCLA Anderson offers a range of fellowships geared to offset the cost of tuition so students can fully dedicate themselves to their studies and pursue mission-driven careers.

Anne Tsui's Dare to Care Award

Anderson Latino Management Association Fellowship Fund

James Cole Memorial Fellowship

UCLA Anderson GLBA Alumni And Friends Fellowship

The Evelyn And David Hou Fellowship

Hannah And Thormund Miller Scholar

Peter Odebjer Memorial Fund Fellowship

Haskamp Fellowship

Stacey A. Salomon Memorial Fellowship

Stefanie L. Verkauf Memorial Fellowship

The Non-Profit Management Fellowship

Terri D. Bullock Fellowship