Social Sector Solutions

Social Sector Solutions (EW/MBA 292S-1) is a 15 week strategy consultation offered to 8-10 select nonprofit 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 Paul Jansen, Director Emeritus, McKinsey & Company and founder of the Social Sector practice, 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 nonprofit client to tackle a key strategic question for the organization.

Key dates and deadlines for 2018-19:

April to August 2018 Discussions with nonprofit organizations
September 7, 2018 NONPROFIT APPLICATIONS DUE
Beginning of October Applicants notified
Fall 2018 Short scoping sessions
January 25, 2019 Kick-off Event, 3-5 pm, Haas School of Business
May 14, 2019 Finale Event, 6-8 pm, (location tbd)

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

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