MBA Experience

Student Clubs & Activities

There is a wide range of student-led HBS clubs that serve as major vehicles for student interests, activities, and community building in and around social enterprise.

Social Enterprise Club. The Social Enterprise Club seeks to inspire, educate and connect leaders who will create social change in the world. The club aims to strengthen the social enterprise opportunities at HBS, cultivate a strong club community of students committed to creating social impact in their careers, and deepen partnerships at HBS, across the University, and within the broader social enterprise community. In addition to club-wide programming for members of diverse interests within social enterprise, the club also has Interest Groups focused on Effective Philanthropy, Education, International Development, and Social Finance.

Social Enterprise Conference. The Social Enterprise Conference is a two-day conference held jointly with students from Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School that provides a forum for exploring the synergies between all sectors to address critical social and environmental issues worldwide. The annual, student-led conference has become an important and dynamic event in the global social enterprise field.

The Board Fellows and Social Enterprise Consulting Club. The Board Fellows and Social Enterprise Consulting Club creates lasting impact by providing social enterprise organizations with results-driven business advice, while providing Harvard MBAs with the ability to develop skills in leading a consulting project, along with the option of serving on an organization's board.

Energy and Environment Club. The HBS Energy and Environment Club aims to develop the next generation of leaders in the energy and environment (E&E) sectors by providing a forum for education on E&E related issues, and by serving as a facilitator for communication between the HBS community and the E&E sectors.

Government and Public Policy Club. The Government and Public Policy Club provides a forum for students to explore the intersection of and relationship between business, government and politics domestically and internationally. The club offers speaker events and discussions on various policy topics of interest, as well as a connection point to events and resources across Harvard University.

Harbus Foundation. The Harbus Foundation is the nation's only foundation run by MBA students. The Harbus Foundation manages an endowment of over $1 million and provides annual grant awards to local Boston non-profit organizations that promote education, literacy, and journalism. Through a hands-on grantmaking process, students have the opportunity to study and practice effective philanthropy, awarding each final grant recipients after an in-depth analysis of the organization's mission, size, and impact, as well as their meetings with and assessment of the leadership team.

HBS Volunteer Corps. The HBS Volunteer Corps exists to inspire, organize, and facilitate community volunteer programs for members of the HBS community. The club works with partners at local organizations to create opportunities for HBS students to engage with the Cambridge and Greater Boston communities to advance important social issues like education, health care, housing, and professional development.

Healthcare Club. The Healthcare Club helps students identify unique opportunities, build strong networks, and develop an understanding of important healthcare trends. The club offers an annual conference, company treks, and intimate round-table discussions with industry leaders.

Impact Connector. The Impact Connector is a forum for students who want to get their hands dirty investing in social enterprises. It is a group of both first-year and second-year students working to identify exciting impact investments, pitch to leading social investors, and structure a social venture fund to be led by HBS students.