Career Outcomes in Social Impact

Top Social Impact Employers of Michigan Ross MBA Graduates


Here’s How You’ll Get There

From the classroom to communities around the world, the Ross MBA experience is designed to help you standout as you recruit for jobs that make positive change a reality.

Impact Challenge

Add a Specialization to Your MBA 

You will benefit from the resources, networks, and expertise of the centers and institutes at Michigan Ross. These organizations help you develop deep expertise and experience in a wide variety of social-impact fields.  

Centers & Institutes

Tackle MAP Projects in Social Impact

As part of the Michigan Ross core curriculum, you’ll fully dedicate yourself to working with an organization on solving a real business problem right before your summer internship. Take a look at recent MAP projects in social impact.

The Giving Exchange

Nairobi, Kenya; Walnut Creek, CA

Develop a cohesive fundraising and communication strategy for donor cultivation by performing CRM data deep dives, competitive analysis, and research into fundraising strategies. The outcome of...

World Resources Institute

Washington, D.C.

Perform a carbon viability assessment of community-driven projects in the African Forestry Landscape Restoration Initiative.

Little River Holdings

Manistee, MI

Create a dividend plan for Little River Holdings that determines the appropriate profit distribution structure back to the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, while also ensuring sustainability...


Take Meaningful Impact Courses

Learn from some of the best professors around in courses covering everything from nonprofit leadership to sustainable development in emerging markets. 


Gain Financial Support for Your Career in Impact

Our dedication to students pursuing careers in impact goes beyond the classroom. The Impact Advantage Student Loan Repayment Program offers graduates up to $37,500 in loan support to those pursuing careers in social impact across educational, governmental, and nonprofit sectors during the first five years post-graduation. Impact Advantage is open to qualified alumni of the Full-Time MBA program who graduated May 2021 or after.

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Dive Deeper into Impact Experiences

Your immersion in the impact space doesn’t stop with focused academics. Outside of the classroom, you’ll have the opportunity to add real-life work and outcomes to your extracurricular activities as well.

Net Impact @ Ross

Net Impact is an international network of business leaders committed to responsible business models, policies, and practices. At Ross, Net Impact provides resources and support for MBAs who are exploring careers in social impact.

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Detroit Revitalization & Business Initiative

Detroit R&B strives for impact by contributing to Detroit organizations through student-run consulting projects and motivating U-M students to choose Detroit as a career and lifestyle destination.

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Social Venture Fund

At the nation’s first student-led impact investing fund, join a team of students leading real investments in innovative companies that place social and environmental impact at the heart of their business model.

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Business for a Better World

Engage in opportunities that will help you to make a positive impact in business and society. Business+Impact is the central hub for resources, faculty research, and action-based opportunities to help students tackle complex challenges in the fields of business impact and sustainability.

Business+Impact


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Watch Our Social Impact Webinar

Four Ross MBA students share their experiences getting involved in social-impact opportunities at Michigan Ross and recruiting for social-impact jobs.

Get the Support You Need to Get the Impact Job You Want

Our Career Development Office will be with you every step of the way to help you find and land a job with impact that you’ll love.

Student Ambassadors with Interest in Social Impact

With more peer coaches than any other business school, at Ross you’re sure to find a student with experience and insight into the industry you’re interested in. Why not reach out and connect?

Rebecca Leder
Student ambassador
Class of 2024
I'm a second year dual-degree MBA/MPP student with the Ford School of Public Policy. Prior to graduate school, I worked at the Obama Foundation, where I...
Alexis Kenworthy
Student ambassador
Class of 2023
Prior to Ross, I served in the Peace Corps in Morocco as a Development Specialist. I lived in a small town of 3,000 people in the Atlas Mountains and helped to...

You’ll Be Pushed and Supported in an Impact FACT Group

These small, career-specific teams come together weekly to offer information, guidance, and support as you prepare for internship recruiting. FACT groups (Functional Accountability Career Teams) are facilitated by second-year MBA peer coaches. 

FACT Group Spotlight: Careers with Impact

This FACT group will bring you together with your peers and help you navigate the recruiting process as you search for a career that celebrates your passion for impact.

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