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 10, 2019                   Finale Event, 3-5 pm, (location tbd)

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