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# Fuqua or Haas for Impact Investing?

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Fuqua or Haas for Impact Investing? [#permalink]  15 Jan 2014, 09:57
Hi everyone I have recently been accepted into both Haas and Fuqua. I am interested in a career in Impact Investing. My previous experience is mainly in Emerging Markets Fixed Income Trading and Research for two leading investment banks in NYC. I am trying to decide which program is better for impact investing. Seems Fuqua's CASE Center is really on top of the field but maybe its easier to get employed in the field through Haas given its in San Francisco and the prevalence of Venture Capital in Impact Investing.

Any suggestions? Having a tough decision making my mind up. Visited Fuqua already and I liked it and will be visiting Haas soon as well.
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Re: Fuqua or Haas for Impact Investing? [#permalink]  15 Jan 2014, 15:33
Wait until you visit Haas and then decide. Suspect choice will depend on what campus you prefer. Good luck.

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Re: Fuqua or Haas for Impact Investing? [#permalink]  16 Jan 2014, 01:31
luci2386 wrote:
Hi everyone I have recently been accepted into both Haas and Fuqua. I am interested in a career in Impact Investing. My previous experience is mainly in Emerging Markets Fixed Income Trading and Research for two leading investment banks in NYC. I am trying to decide which program is better for impact investing. Seems Fuqua's CASE Center is really on top of the field but maybe its easier to get employed in the field through Haas given its in San Francisco and the prevalence of Venture Capital in Impact Investing.

Any suggestions? Having a tough decision making my mind up. Visited Fuqua already and I liked it and will be visiting Haas soon as well.

I too have a very similar goal to yours and I hope I will have the opportunity to face the same decision you are currently facing

But back onto your topic. Based on all my research, I suspect Hass may be a bit stronger, however, I personally lean more towards Fuqua because I am applying to the MEM/MBA program and want to be involved in environmental impact investing
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Re: Fuqua or Haas for Impact Investing? [#permalink]  17 Aug 2014, 21:02
I stumbled upon this thread and it seems I'm a bit late to help the original person who posted, but hopefully this will help people in the future.

I'm a current 2nd year student at Fuqua and a co-chair of the CASE Initiative for Impact Investing (i3). Fuqua's i3 program is a great way to involve students in the impact investing movement, since you can participate in research teams and consulting projects with actual organizations facing issues within impact investing. My project last year was a feasibility study to implement social impact bonds in South Africa, and other projects included sustainable investing in South America and a move to incorporate impact investing into university endowments. As a 2nd year, you can select and lead your own consulting project team. It's one thing to have classes on social entrepreneurship and impact investing (which Fuqua does), but it's another thing to also have more experiential learning opportunities specifically focused on impact investing.

At Fuqua, we also have connections to key experts and leaders in the industry, including Cathy Clark and the late Greg Dees. Because Fuqua is known for impact investing, job opportunities are abundant. There is even someone in career services dedicated to social impact careers, and there are employers that seek out Fuqua because of the impact investing program.

Basically, you can't go wrong with Fuqua.
Re: Fuqua or Haas for Impact Investing?   [#permalink] 17 Aug 2014, 21:02
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