Carlson School of Management

MBA Enterprise Corps

Looking to make a difference with your MBA?

The MBA Enterprise Corps deploys recently graduated MBAs from top business schools for long-term volunteer assignments around the world. Volunteers work with clients in a variety of areas: strategic planning, marketing, operations, finance and entrepreneurship. Benefits to participants include:

  • Extensive training
  • Significant cross-cultural business experience
  • A monthly living allowance
  • Student loan deferment assistance

Volunteer assignments are typically 13–15 months long; this includes about 10 weeks of intensive culture and language training.

Please visit MBA Enterprise Corps for detailed information and application requirements. For questions, please contact Deirdre Opp in the Carlson Global Institute, CSOM 2-210, dopp@umn.edu.

Want to know more?

Contact two recent Carlson School alumni who are volunteers with the MBA Enterprise Corps:

  • Katy McIntosh was selected to work in Equatorial Guinea starting in July, 2008 after graduating from the Carlson School. Her project focuses on working with small and medium enterprises to improve operations and business practices. This project is sponsored by Equatorial Guinea Liquid Natural Gas, a joint venture between the government of Equatorial Guinea and Marathon Oil. Katy can be reached at ktmcintosh@gmail.com.
  • Jeffrey Seltz was selected to work in Angola in January, 2009 after graduating from the Carlson School. He currently volunteers as a business adviser for Centro de Apoio Empresarial. Jeffrey can be reached at jseltz2000@gmail.com.

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Application Process

Submit all materials to Deirdre Opp, CSOM 2-210. A Carlson School committee reviews applications, conducts interviews and nominates candidates to the Corps.

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