SBC Launches MBA Social Impact Accelerator

MBA social impact accelerator

Stacy Blackman Consulting is introducing a first-of-its-kind resource for MBA applicants focused on social change.

Every year over the past two decades, SBC has seen more and more applicants using their MBAs to advance social change. We know that an MBA can be a powerful tool for those seeking to drive social impact in the public, private, and government sectors—from social entrepreneurs to innovative nonprofit leaders, from corporate advocates to impact investors, and many other roles.

That’s why we are thrilled to launch the MBA Social Impact Accelerator, the first MBA consulting offering of its kind tailored to the unique needs of social impact-focused applicants.

What is the MBA Social Impact Accelerator?

SBC’s bold new offering centers on social impact-focused applicants and pairs our one-on-one consulting model with a suite of supplemental resources. The Accelerator was created in collaboration with Chandler Arnold—a Stanford GSB/HBS dual admit, 20-year serial social entrepreneur, and longtime SBC partner.

Chandler and the team have combined decades of experience with extensive input from admissions officers, social impact leaders, and purpose-driven students and alums from the world’s top business schools to create the program.

SBC recognizes the financial constraints that social-impact-focused applicants may face. That’s why we’re proud of both the power of this program—and the fact that this product is priced more affordably than other offerings. 

Who should accelerate?

The MBA Social Impact Accelerator is for applicants with a demonstrated past commitment to social impact work. By this, we mean a full-time position at a nonprofit organization or a full-time job focused on social impact in the government or at a private-sector enterprise. These are candidates who plan to expand their social impact and advocacy work via their MBA program experience. 

SBC is launching the MBA Social Impact Accelerator as a limited pilot effort for Round 1, 2021. Interested clients will need to demonstrate their commitment to social impact by sharing their resume and a brief statement explaining why they should be considered for the Accelerator. 

What is included?

This MBA Social Impact Accelerator pairs individual one-on-one consulting with a suite of new resources designed to guide social impact-focused applicants through each element of the application, including: 

  • The MBA School Selection Guide for social impact-focused applicants. This 35-page resource analyzes social impact initiatives at 15 of the country’s top MBA programs, along with spotlights on faculty, courses, and clubs that might interest purpose-driven candidates. The guide also includes behind-the-scenes tips and suggestions from students and alumni from each program. 
  • Five 40-minute Inside Track videos with advice from top admissions officers focused on resume writing, short and long-term goal planning, letters of recommendation, essay writing, and interview prep.
  • Five Inside Track working modules. To make the most out of every minute with your consultant, these modules offer tips and exercises aligned with the Inside Track videos to get a jump-start on your application.
  • One-on-one time with your consultant, including scalable options, gives you exactly the number of hours you need.

How much does this cost? 

We have priced these product options with accessibility in mind, recognizing that many social impact-focused applicants face financial constraints. The MBA Social Impact Accelerator Package costs $5,100 and includes the above resources, plus 12-to-13 hours of individual consulting with an SBC team member passionate about social impact.

Applicants purchasing this package can also add any number of additional consulting hours to meet their exact consulting needs. The MBA Social Impact Accelerator Supplemental Resources (without the consulting hours) are also available a la carte for $795. 

We are excited about these new offerings to help clients interested in using their MBAs to change the world. But, space for the MBA Social Impact Accelerator Package for Round One 2021 is limited. These openings will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Want to learn more? Please listen to our podcast about the MBA Social Impact Accelerator or reach out to us at or by calling 866.667.8229.

SBC’s star-studded consultant team is unparalleled. Our clients benefit from current intelligence that we receive from the former MBA Admissions Officers from Harvard HBS, Stanford GSB and every elite business program in the US and Europe.  These MBA Admissions Officers have chosen to work exclusively with SBC.

Just two of the many superstars on the SBC team:
Meet Erin, who was Assistant Director of MBA Admissions at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business (GSB) and Director of MBA Admissions at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.

Meet Andrea, who served as the Associate Director of MBA Admissions at Harvard Business School (HBS) for over five years.

Tap into this inside knowledge for your MBA applications by requesting a consultation.


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