MBA Specialization in Social Impact
For UCLA Anderson MBA students
Leaders in Sustainability Certificate
For UCLA and UCLA Anderson graduate students
Do I have to apply for the Social Impact Specialization or the Leaders in Sustainability Certificate?
UCLA Anderson students obtain the Social Impact Specialization as long as the requirements outlined above are fulfilled by the time of graduation. While not obligatory, students are highly encouraged to declare their intent to pursue the Social Impact Specialization here.
For the UCLA IoES Leaders in Sustainability Certificate, students must apply for the program. To apply, visit the UCLA IoES Leaders in Sustainability website.
Can I pursue both the Social Impact Specialization and the Leaders in Sustainability Certificate? If so, can the same course fulfill requirements for both the Social Impact Specialization and LIS Certificate?
Yes, UCLA Anderson students may pursue the Social Impact Specialization and UCLA Leaders in Sustainability Certificate concurrently. The same course(s) may fulfill requirements for both programs.
Please note: According to UCLA IoES, a course is not automatically "in" or "out", as they approve portfolios of courses rather than specific courses. A student has to demonstrate subject matter "breadth" in order to get the LiS Certificate. Please contact the UCLA IoES office for questions. Similarly for the Social Impact Specialization, courses taken outside of UCLA Anderson are subject to approval by the Impact@Anderson office.
I’m a second-year MBA student. Can I still complete the specialization or certificate?
Yes! For the Social Impact Specialization, you may have already completed many of the courses that qualify, but be sure to enroll in at least one of the foundational courses (in bold text above), which are offered in winter or spring quarter. Please declare your intent to pursue the specialization here.
For the Leaders in Sustainability Certificate, you may apply as a second-year MBA student. To apply, visit the UCLA IoES Leaders in Sustainability website.
Can I take more than one foundational course (in bold text above)?
Absolutely. Students are welcome to take as many foundational courses as desired, i.e. MGMT 298D Impact Creation, Analysis & Evaluation, MGMT 246A Business and the Environment and MGMT 298D Social Entrepreneurship - Business Models for Social Impact. Students must take a minimum of one to obtain the specialization, however, all three may be applied to the specialization.
When are the revised Social Impact Specialization requirements effective?
I have more questions and would like to speak with a representative. Who should I contact?
For more information about the UCLA Anderson Social Impact Specialization, please contact Impact@Anderson at email@example.com.
For more information about the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability Leadership in Sustainability Certificate Program, please contact Harrison Levy at firstname.lastname@example.org.