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ROI of MBA for Social Impact/Non-profit Careers

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New post 27 Mar 2018, 16:29
Hi,

I have been fortunate enough to have been admitted to Fuqua in R2 and am experiencing some mixed feelings, to say the least. As someone who is interested in impact investing/social entrepreneurship-related careers, I am really excited by the school's offerings in the space. However, I did not receive any aid and am definitely a bit leery of footing a ~200k bill, especially given my desired career path.

Are there any folks out there who can speak to pursuing a social impact career (at Fuqua or elsewhere) while balancing the considerable financial obligations of an MBA? Although it would probably be harder for me to make a career pivot into impact investing without an MBA, I am unsure as to whether the debt burden would enable me to pursue the type of jobs I am passionate about in the short to mid term anyway. Any and all insights would be much appreciated.


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New post 28 Mar 2018, 12:31
Love that you asked this question-- I'm wondering the same thing (currently thinking about SOM)

Can someone please share their perspective?
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New post 28 Mar 2018, 13:08
Congrats on your Fuqua admit and thanks for posting the question!

There is definitely a tough question that always existed - what about an MBA for non-consulting/IB/Finance track, and esp. non-profit/social path. Outside of Yale SOM, nobody seems to really resonate with the message and even Yale seems to have scaled back their program a bit. https://som.yale.edu/news/news/loan-for ... am-revised

However, there are good news as well - take a look at the Yale reviews - you may have missed a few students comment about the social impact careers: https://gmatclub.com/reviews/comments/y ... -345352856
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