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The Heller MBA is a 16-month program that allows you to get back into the workplace quickly.

We believe in learning by doing, so we offer numerous experiential learning components, such as the MBA Board Fellows Program and our signature Team Consulting Project in which groups of students provide leading-edge business solutions to real-world management challenges facing client organizations focused on a social mission.

What makes Heller different from other MBA programs? While many other business schools recently added MBA concentrations in public and nonprofit management, Heller is a top 10-ranked school of social policy that has taught mission-driven management for 40 years. At other schools, business is often separated from social justice disciplines, but our MBA program shares professors and students with other Heller programs, so you will experience a diverse mix of perspectives on topics such as race and gender inequality, poverty alleviation, global health, LGBTQ issues, at-risk youth and economic development.
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Alumni Outcomes

Ricky Ochilo, MPP/MBA'15, Relationship Manager, Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency

“Heller really grounded me in being critical about encompassing various viewpoints and working to bolster shared interests, shared values and at the end of the day, have a semblance of social justice without being so fragmented.”

Heather McMann, MBA'12, Executive Director, Groundwork Lawrence and Board President, Groundwork USA

"I purposely chose to do the MBA, it is a type of degree people understand. Now, as I sit on a board with bankers and other professionals with technical backgrounds, what I have learned really matters. It helps me lean into my own voice."

Isaac Rothbart, MBA/MA'09, Director of Finance and Administration, NYC Police Foundation

"The nonprofit world changed from a generation ago. Now, many nonprofits are large organizations with multi-million-dollar budgets and projects. So financial acumen has become essential for professionals in the field, and Heller provided that training for me."