Social Sector Solutions

Social Sector Solutions (EW/MBA 292S-1) is a 15 week strategy consultation offered to 8-10 select social sector organizations by the Center for Social Sector Leadership at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley. Social Sector Solutions helps social sector clients succeed with strategic and entrepreneurial ventures that leverage the background and skillset of Haas MBA students. The projects are modeled on management consulting frameworks, deliverables, and team composition.

Who is involved: A partnership with professional management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, this experiential learning course is co-taught by Joe Dougherty, Haas Faculty and Director at Dalberg, and Nora Silver, Faculty Director and Adjunct Professor of the Center for Social Sector Leadership.

How it works: Teams of five MBAs and other students, coached by a McKinsey consultant, work with the social sector client to tackle a key strategic question for the organization.

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April to August 2019 Discussions with nonprofit organizations
August 16, 2019 FIRST ROUND CLIENT APPLICATIONS DUE
September 9, 2019 FINAL ROUND CLIENT APPLICATIONS DUE
Beginning of October Applicants notified
Fall 2019 Short scoping sessions
January 24, 2020 Kick-off Event, 3-5 pm, Haas School of Business
May 12, 2020 Finale Event, 6-8 pm

All partners (clients, student teams, McKinsey coaches, and instructors) are expected to attend the Kickoff and Finale events.

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