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Net Impact MBA
A graduate of the Monterey Institute’s MBA program happily accepts his diploma.

The Monterey Institute’s Fisher MBA program trains principled leaders and creative problem-solvers to build businesses that can overcome the challenges of sustainable growth. That’s a mission that aligns well with the goals an organization like Net Impact, a leading nonprofit that “empowers a new generation to use their careers to drive transformational change in the workplace and the world.”

It’s no surprise, then, that the Monterey Institute’s unique MBA program is consistently highly ranked in Net Impact’s annualBusiness as UNusual guide, which surveys more than 3,000 students across nearly 100 campuses to gain their perspectives on impact trends and programs. This year, the Monterey Institute was ranked in a tie for 23rd among the top 50 social impact programs, and in a tie for 27th among the top 50 environmental sustainability programs.

Net Impact describes Business as UNusual as “the social & environmental impact guide to graduate programs” for students who “want to leave their programs fully equipped to create social and environmental change in the workplace and the world.” Information in the guide’s school profiles is submitted by students at the Net Impact chapters at each school, and the entire publication is available free of charge online at

On a related note, the Monterey Institute’s Net Impact Club and the MBA Student Association will co-host an on-campus presentation featuring social impact investor and venture philanthropist Bud Colligan on Thursday, September 18th from 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Irvine Auditorium at 499 Pierce Street on Monterey. For more information on this event, see this recent blog post.

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