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 Management 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.
Specializations: Social Impact, Entrepreneurship, Leaders in Sustainability
Market Entry Strategy
Managerial Decision Making
Ethical Considerations in Business
Entrepreneurship and Venture Initiation
Affordable Housing Development
Business of Health Care: A Global Perspective
Managing Entrepreneurial Operations
Law and Management of Nonprofit Organizations
Managing Entrepreneurial Organizations
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