Wharton MBAs are passionate about using their business skills to make a positive impact on society.
Now more than ever, responsibility for our planet and society is an important theme in business. Wharton houses many MBA clubs and activities that enable you to take a deeper look at social impact issues, and gain first-hand experience in the field.
Wharton Social Impact Club
The Wharton Social Impact Club is a community of students and alumni who aim to build and support a strong community of socially conscious students; educate the broader Wharton community on social impact issues; and engage with the Wharton Social Impact Initiative to provide meaningful and helpful events and social impact-related activities throughout the school year.
Wharton Social Venture Fellows
Wharton’s Social Venture Fellows is a student-led organization that sources and conducts diligence on early and expansion-stage companies with venture-grade growth potential and intentional, measurable social impact. The WSVF is housed under the Wharton Social Impact Initiative.
Wharton Community Consultants
This student organization provides advice and assists nonprofit organizations in Philadelphia while providing students with the opportunity to get hands-on experience on real consulting assignments. The group’s new website includes past projects, online applications and more information.
Wharton International Volunteer Program
The Wharton International Volunteer Program empowers Wharton students to make a sustainable and measurable impact on small non-governmental organizations in developing countries. It also raises awareness about the socioeconomic challenges faced in developing countries.
Wharton Global Health Volunteers
As Wharton Global Health Volunteers, students apply their skills to service projects in healthcare systems with severely limited resources and overwhelming health problems and gain experience in international health.
Nonprofit Leadership Board Fellows (Leadership Program)
Fellows in the Nonprofit Leadership Board Program learn nonprofit board governance in an experiential learning environment. The program is rooted in a commitment to serving the needs of non-profit organizations in the Philadelphia area.
Lipman Fellows (Leadership Program)
The Barry & Marie Lipman Family Prize is an annual global prize recognizing organizations for leadership and innovation in the social sector with an emphasis on impact and transferability of practices. The Lipman Family Prize Fellows help plan and execute elements of the award process.