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Social Sector Leadership

Ranked #2 among business schools with a nonprofit specialty (US News & World Report 2017), the Center for Social Sector Leadership prepares the next generation of leaders to create and seize opportunities to create social impact across sectors.

The Center offers courses taught by a distinguished faculty of practitioners, researchers and established leaders in the field. Topics include:

  • Governance
  • Organizational Strategy
  • Financial Management
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Cross-Cultural Philanthropy
  • Cross-Sector Collaboration
  • Social Entrepreneurship

The Center also offers students hands-on field work opportunities that connect students with hundreds of nonprofit leaders and organizations. Social Sector Solutions (S3) is a popular experiential learning program that deploys teams of students with coaches from McKinsey & Company to consult with select nonprofit organizations on high-impact, entrepreneurial ventures.

The Center for Social Sector Leadership hosts speaker series, bringing together Haas students, alumni, and philanthropic leaders to tackle cutting-edge social impact issues and best practices.

Student Clubs and Activities

  • Global Social Venture Competition – the world’s preeminent social venture competition, providing aspiring entrepreneurs with mentoring, exposure, and $50,000 in prize money to transform their business ideas into positive real-world impact.
  • International Development & Enterprise Club – focused on bringing together a network of graduate students interested in exploring the connection between development and enterprise.
  • Haas Education Club – informs, supports and connects students interested in the education field through events and activities that cover topics from education technology startups to district and charter public schools.
  • Net Impact – aims to develop and inspire a network of leaders who promote innovative and socially responsible practices that succeed in the global marketplace.
  • Challenge for Charity – draws on the talents, energy, and resources of students to support local charities and to develop business leaders with a lifelong commitment to social responsibility.

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