One of the world's leading social impact MBA programs

Unlike programs that may have a social impact or nonprofit concentration, the entire Heller MBA faculty, staff and students are dedicated to the social impact mission and curriculum.

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
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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.

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Join a community dedicated to equity, inclusion and diversity

At Heller, we work to ensure that community members respect and value others. We are committed to equity, inclusion and diversity in the classroom and through field experiences.
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Engage with passionate peers

Unlike many business schools, at Heller you’ll be surrounded by passionate students who share your values, such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps alumni who 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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Charlie Stoever, MBA'22

“I want to empower people, especially LGBTQ folks, people of color, to dive into finance and learn about financial literacy.” Her goals go beyond helping individuals: She hopes to use her Heller Social Impact MBA to work for a social impact investing firm or in corporate social responsibility, to make ethical investing decisions that will help save the planet. 

MBA graduates are working on social issues across sectors

(Accessible description: The pie chart above shows data from the three most recent years of MBA graduates. Of those surveyed, 55 percent work in the nonprofit sector, 12 percent in government, 9 percent in academia, 20 percent in for-profits and 4 percent internationally.) View more Social Impact MBA career outcomes data here. 

Our alumni achieve impact across sectors

Brenna Nan Schneider

Brenna Schneider, MBA'12, Founder and CEO, 99Degrees

“The biggest thing that I learned from Heller is that business can be used skillfully to respond to public health needs, economic needs, and community needs. [During the COVID-19 crisis], we need jobs right now in this community, and we need people to have PPE. We’re focused on the health and safety of our team and community, to ensure we’re not putting a strain on the resources of our health care system.”
Roger Perez

Roger Perez, Program Officer, Roy & Patricia Disney Family Foundation

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.”
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