"The Kansas Impact Project offers our MBA students an excellent opportunity to practice their business skills while providing a important service to the state of Kansas."
Catherine Shenoy, MBA program director
The KU MBA program's Kansas Impact Project (KIP) is designed to provide first-year MBA students with team-based management consulting experience that develops leadership and communication skills essential to their future careers.
Tackling some state's most pressing issues of the day, the program pairs Kansas businesses and nonprofit organizations with teams of first-year MBA students who develop business solutions for their clients.
"The MBA students are bringing business expertise to the table that we wouldn't otherwise have access to. We're able to work with students to gain important data while staying within our budget. The students are helping us come up with a sustainable model to report local food purchases in the years to come, and we're excited to connect MBA students with the local community."
Eileen Horn, sustainability coordinator
for Lawrence and Douglas County
Under the close supervision of business school faculty, students work with their clients to determine project milestones and deliverables. The program concludes with a final in-class presentation attended by clients, faculty and interested members of the campus and local communities.
If you're interested in participating in KIP or learning more about the program, contact Catherine Shenoy, MBA program director, at email@example.com or 785-864-7519.