The general management MBA at Ross prepares students to tackle problem-solving for a variety of functions and industries. While some graduates choose to take that skillset directly into social impact careers, you may choose to apply your skills through pro bono consulting.
Pro bono consulting is skills-based volunteering; serving nonprofits through specific, applied contributions greatly outstrips the value of general volunteering support. It also helps you further your business acumen, leadership abilities, and networking potential. You can find opportunities through your company or individually.
Many of the Business+Impact programs develop both a consulting mindset and provide valuable experience and frameworks for delivering social impact.
- DNEP Free Accounting Fridays offer students the opportunity to work with real Detroit entrepreneurs on the ground at the U-M Detroit Center in downtown Detroit.
Other Pro Bono Consulting Opportunities
Throughout Your MBA Experience
- Ross Community Consulting Club or R&B Detroit Impact Projects
Engage in small group-designed pro bono consulting projects in SE Michigan led by student leaders.
Before you even step onto campus, take advantage of applying your MBA skills to a nonprofit project.
- MBAx America
Go on a multi-week trek across the USA to work with urban entrepreneurs and social change agents.
Following Your MBA Degree
Founded by U-M alum Aaron Hurst, and Impact Corps partner, they are a leader in the pro bono movement.
- Civic Consulting Alliance
A long-time Impact Corps partner with an incredible private-public-nonprofit model of solving problems in Chicago.
- Catch A Fire
A fast-growing social enterprise, get connected online with the right opportunity!
Continue your leadership path by serving on nonprofit boards and get expert training.
- A Billion + Change
Peruse a catalog of numerous pro bono consulting and skills-based service providers.