Experiential & Leadership

Many students at Fuqua choose to take part in experiential learning opportunities to apply their developing business skills to real-world problems.  These programs allow students to gain additional experience with external organizations while putting new knowledge to the test.  Fuqua MBA students also have a number of opportunities to flex their growing leadership skills in impact-focused roles through extracurricular leadership roles. 

Experiential Learning 

CASE i3 Consulting Practicum – For gaining consulting experience with impact investing organizations.  Students work in teams to complete a semester-long consulting project for impact investing clients around the globe. 

Fuqua Sustainable Impact Student Investment Fund – For gaining experience managing a public equities portfolio with an impact and ESG lens.  Students serve on the investment committee for Fuqua’s student-run investment fund, conducting market and company analyses and engaging in portfolio management strategies.  

Rising Impact Leaders Series – For engaging in discussions with guest speakers and CASE staff to learn more about using business as a force for good.  By fostering a supportive and engaging learning environment, the series empowers first year MBA students to embrace social impact as a core component of their work, regardless of their future sector or industry focus, and contribute to a more sustainable and equitable world. 

Kirby Prize Lab: Funding Impact at Scale – For serving on the selection committee that evaluates enterprises to award the $150,000 F.M. Kirby Prize for Scaling Impact.  Students participate in training on how funders evaluate impact evidence and scale strategy, then review applications and make recommendations at each stage of the award evaluation. 

Fuqua Client Consulting Practicum – For gaining consulting experience with social impact organizations.  Students work in teams to complete a semester-long consulting project to solve compelling challenges in a range of business functions and industries in markets all across the globe.  CASE facilitates the social impact track within this larger Fuqua program 

Fuqua on Board – For gaining insight into the board governance of nonprofit organizations.  Students are matched in a year-long engagement to serve as non-voting members of a local nonprofit board, and complete a project designed to map directly to improving board governance and functioning. 

CASE Launch Pad – For developing or launching a social impact idea or venture. Students receive a summer stipend and one-on-one coaching from CASE staff. 

Mentored Study – For gaining deep, on-site experience working with a local organization.  Students work part-time on-site over a semester with a local start-up, impact enterprise, nonprofit, or investment organization. 

Independent Study – For investigating a particular topic or solution in depth.  Students work closely with a faculty member to pursue a project of mutual interest. 

Extracurricular Leadership 

CASE Fellows: This elite group of second year MBAs work together to take a deep dive into CASE’s critical social impact competencies throughout a year of cohort-led learning, activities, and reflection. CASE Fellows also act as ambassadors for social impact at Fuqua, work with  the CASE team on special projects, and have access to expert guests from the CASE network. 

CASE i3 Fellows: This select group of second year MBA students deepen their knowledge of impact investing through additional project-based work in fund management, consulting, or research.  They build experience across the diverse range of institutions engaged in impact investing, including foundations, government agencies, companies, banks, and funds.  In addition, CASE i3 Fellows can support CASE at international conferences, interact with leaders in the impact investing field, and actively shape the future of impact investing programming at Fuqua.   

Net Impact Club Cabinet:  The Net Impact Club is the main student arm of CASE and the largest student club at Fuqua. CASE and the Net Impact Club work closely together to support Fuqua students interested in effecting positive social change through speakers, career panels, social events, the annual Sustainable Business and Social Impact conference, and more.  Students can serve on the Net Impact Club cabinet to guide programming at Fuqua.