The Heller School for Social Policy and Management

Harnessing business and leadership skills to maximize social impact

Through Heller’s 16-month, AACSB-accredited MBA program, you will:

  • Gain a management education with a singular focus on social impact at a top 10 school for social policy
  • Join a collaborative community of purposeful leaders dedicated to advancing social change
  • Learn to lead mission-driven organizations across the nonprofit, public and for-profit sectors

Gain mission-driven management skills

For you, leadership education alone isn’t sufficient. You’re committed to advancing social change. You want an education where mission-driven management is prioritized and deeply integrated throughout the core curriculum and student experience, not just in a few electives.

Engage with passionate peers

Unlike many business schools, at Heller you’ll be immersed in a community of passionate students who share your values, many of whom are Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and AmeriCorps alumni that are committed to action. Every classroom is a community, and every classmate is a collaborator.

Lead for impact across sectors

Whether you’re building your own social enterprise, managing corporate social responsibility, consulting for social sector organizations, or directing nonprofit programming, our curriculum will prepare you to lead for impact—regardless of sector.

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MBA Graduates from 2017-2018 are well represented across the nonprofit, public, and for-profit sectors.

(Accessible description: The pie chart above shows that 49% work in nonprofits, 32% work in for-profits, 14% work in government and 5% work in other fields.)

Our alumni achieve impact across sectors

Roger Perez

Roger Perez, Senior Associate, Nonprofit Finance Fund

Heller bolstered my technical capacities as well as refined the interpersonal skills needed to help mission-driven organizations achieve their outcomes. The transition to my current role was smooth, as I was able to hit the ground running and contribute immediately to team efforts."

Pallavee Panchal

Pallavee Panchal, Assistant Vice President of Corporate Sustainability at Citi

“Every single day I’m learning something new. And this work isn’t easy. But you just keep pushing, because at the end of the day, each of us is trying to make a real difference.”

Fran Hodgins

Fran Hodgins, Program Associate at Health Policy Commission

Through the MBA program, I learned about both the technical details of running an organization (hello accounting!) and the big-picture leadership skills needed for complex problem solving (hello TCP!), all while being in a friendly environment with mission-driven professors and classmates.

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