Information For Cal Students

Social Sector Solutions (S3) is an experiential learning course in which student consulting teams tackle complex problems for clients in nonprofit or public organizations. The course is taught in partnership with instructors and coaches from McKinsey & Company. Diversity of experience and backgrounds is one of the things that makes S3 such a worthwhile experience.

S3 is a graduate-level course (MBA292S) offered through the Haas School of Business. However it is open also to students in other graduate programs and undergraduates at Cal, pending availability.

Students outside of Haas must submit an online application to be considered for a team. The same application applies to both graduates and undergraduate Cal students.

Course Timeline

  • Info Session and Application information to be published soon
  • Jan 18, 2019: Mandatory Kick-off event
  • May 7, 2019: Mandatory Finale event

2018 General Info Session Presentation

Enrollment in the Course

Graduate students who are selected onto a consulting team will be enrolled in MBA292S for 3 credits by the MBA program office. Undergraduate students who are selected will receive credit by enrolling in an independent study course (UGBA199). Further details and enrollment verification will take place at the start of the spring semester.

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