Public & Nonprofit MBA

The Two-Year and Professional Evening Public & Nonprofit MBA programs are designed for students who seek to use core business management skills to address society’s most challenging humanitarian and social problems in the global economy. Whether you are forming a new nonprofit, managing a large and well-established organization, or engaged in a corporate or private philanthropy or enterprise, you’ll learn the tools and skills you need to be successful.

During Pre-Core in August, you’ll meet your career consultant and participate in the introductory MBA CareerLaunch class. This is where you’ll begin to develop the market readiness skills that are the basis for lifelong career development.

The FCC team has significant corporate, non-profit, and entrepreneurial experience, and close relationships with employer partners that help align our career coaching with what employers want.

MBA CareerLaunch

MBA CareerLaunch is our market readiness skill-building course. Students identify and position their skills, discover the hidden job market, learn about the recruiting process, and receive an introduction to conducting a successful internship and job search. This two credit pass/fail course is required for all incoming Two-Year MBA, MS·MBA, and dual-degree students.

An Extensive Alumni Network

Whether you’re seeking to advance in your industry or change careers, you’ll have access to more than 45,600 School of Management alumni and more than 300,000 University alumni worldwide. We’re proud that our prominent alumni take an active role in the School and participate in informational interviews and networking events. They return to campus regularly for speaking engagements, classroom visits, and to judge our case competitions.

Clubs & Organizations

Student clubs & organizations are an important resource for your career launch and professional development. Club activities include guest speakers, treks to employer sites, and case competition teams. MBA candidates are strongly encouraged to join at least one club and make a proactive contribution to the club’s success. Read more about student clubs and organizations.


Full-time Public & Nonprofit MBA students complete an approved 10-week, 400-hour internship in the public or non-profit sector during the summer between the first and second years of the program. The internship is a core part of the educational experience, a key element in student resumes, and often a doorway to future employment.

Selection of full-time internships Class of 2013
Allston-Brighton Community Development Corporation Intern
Ashoka Consultant
Boston University Microfinance Initiative Intern
Cleantech Open Emerging Leaders Operations Intern
Education Pioneers Fellow
MassChallenge Intern
New Sector Alliance Summer Fellow


    Where are recent graduates?
    Director of Organization Development
    Product Marketing Manager
    Appleseed Consumer Insights
    Research Assistant
    Lovin Spoonfuls
    Operations Coordinator
    Boston Municipal Research Bureau
    Research Associate
    McKinsey & Company
    Senior Consultant
    The Achievement Network
    Director of Business Technology
    Eastern Bank
    Credit Analyst
    The Hartford
    HR Leadership Development Program
    Cause Marketing Consultant