Message from Kellogg’s Director of Social Impact

Megan Kashner ‘03

Clinical Assistant Professor; Director of Social Impact

The MBA, and in particular the Kellogg MBA, is a critical tool in the impact space — whether in service to social entrepreneurship, nonprofit leadership, corporate social responsibility practice, impact investing, sustainability in the supply chain or other market-based social influence areas. The Kellogg MBA prepares social impact leaders to consider impact from a market perspective, complete with dependencies, analytics, leverage and a marketing lens. In leading my own impact startup, I have found myself using every nuance of my Kellogg experience, from my coursework to my network.

Kellogg’s approach to teaching and preparing students to lead with impact is centered around robust and cutting-edge coursework and teaching from faculty who are leaders in the space; an experiential perspective including lab courses, trips, projects, student clubs and activities, speakers and competitions; and unparalleled career development paired with a supportive alumni network. Whether landing in full-on impact careers or careers in markets and functions that influence impact, Kellogg students and alumni are well-prepared and well-supported as they pursue their goals and continuously learn and grow.

Most importantly, Kellogg’s approach to social impact learning — at all levels — is a collaborative one where students gain the knowledge and skills to work in collaboration with others to make a difference.

I invite you to explore Social Impact at Kellogg.

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