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.

eGovernments Foundation

Bangalore, India;Andhra Pradesh, India;Delhi, India

Understand the scope of co-creation in the urban governance space, identify the dynamics and complexities, and design a co-creation strategy and implementation plan for the eGovernments Foundation...

Ghana Emergency Medicine Collaborative

Kumasi, Ghana;Accra, Ghana

Investigate the feasibility of incorporating mobile payments into the emergency department workflow, provide a detailed analysis of how it will impact department finances and operations, and...

Imperial Logistics

Johannesburg, South Africa;Nairobi, Kenya;Lilongwe, Malawi

Write a blueprint for how to establish an African Pharmaceutical Wholesaler Association that provides a landscape analysis of three target countries and outlines a sustainable financial model.

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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Watch Our Social Impact Webinar

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

Ross News Blog

104 Ways To Make an Impact on the World While a Student at Michigan Ross

At Michigan Ross, we fundamentally believe business can and should make the world a better place. Our Business+Impact initiative is just one embodiment of this commitment, and it serves as a gateway to the many, many activities and opportunities that we’ve been developing for years.

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?

Eric Hopfenbeck
Student ambassador
Class of 2022
Prior to Ross, I served as executive director of a civic leadership organization, CiviCO, to develop leaders across all sectors to create a better Colorado,...
Alyson Grine
Student ambassador
Class of 2023
Before Ross, I spent time in internal strategy roles, first in healthcare, and then across tech-led industries while on Deloitte's New Venture Accelerator team...

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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