The Social Impact Track of the Michigan Business Challenge provides a $26K prize pool for student social entrepreneurs.
Start forming your multidisciplinary team for the 2016 Social Impact Challenge! Tackle a pressing social issue facing Detroit and compete for a cash prize.
The Center is proud to sponsor the 2015 Ross MBAs Across America team traversing the country working with social entrepreneurs from Detroit to Kansas City.

Important Dates

  1. Dec 3

    Impact Corps Info Session

    R1220, Ross School of Business
    5:30 pm — 7:00 pm
  2. Dec 4

    Michigan Business Challenge & Social Impact Track Round 1

    Ross School of Business, various locations
    12:45 pm — 5:00 pm
  3. Dec 10

    Startup Workshop: Social Impact Assessment

    R1220, Ross School of Business
    5:30 pm — 7:00 pm

Celebrating the Center for Social Impact’s Launch

Thank you to everyone who joined us to celebrate the launch of the Center for Social Impact! Cynthia Wilbanks, U-M Vice President of Government Relations shared insightful remarks, and keynote speaker David Egner, Executive Director of the New Economy Initiative (NEI), delivered a powerful message about the importance of cross-sector partnerships and conveners such as the Center for Social Impact. We invite you to view the learn more about the launch and the celebration.


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  • Neil Tambe BA ’09/MBA ’15

  • MBA Intern, City of Detroit Executive Office of the Mayor

  • Native Detroiter Neil Tambe, MBA '15, is deeply passionate about the City of Detroit and the pursuit of social impact. It was this commitment to the City that motivated him to serve as 2014-15 Co-President of the Detroit Revitalization & Business…
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Nonprofit Board Service

Board Fellowship Program

Prepare for mission-driven leadership and develop project management and executive skills as a board member of a nonprofit in Southeast Michigan such as United Way and Girls on the Run. Through this multidisciplinary program graduate students gain real-world insight into the workings  of a nonprofit board, contribute to an organization’s success, and build the tools to deliver social impact.


Social Impact Course Guide

Are you looking for classes on social impact topics offered across campus? 

Would you like to explore social impact course offerings around the University of Michigan? The Center for Social Impact maintains a list of undergraduate and graduate courses offered at the Ross School of Business and across the University of Michigan. Focus areas include social entrepreneurship and innovation, public policy and social impact law, nonprofit and public management, social impact funding, and related topics.