MBA Society and Business Fellowship

MBA Society and Business Fellowship

Sponsored by the USC Marshall Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab (BSEL), the MBA Society and Business Fellowship Program is a highly selective, year-long opportunity for a small cadre of MBA and MBA.PM students earning a business degree to pursue careers in poverty alleviation, including homelessness, education, global health, sustainability and more.

As a Society and Business Fellow, students receive:

  • Monthly cohort meetings with like-minded students and professional networking relationships with alumni who share values.
  • Personal mentoring from the Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab (BSEL) staff.
  • Targeted guidance and counseling for summer internships and full-time employment.
  • Professional development tailored to non-traditional business careers.
  • Priority registration for BAEP 566/567, 571, 591.
  • Exclusive opportunities to meet with industry leaders and exposure to best practices in social entrepreneurship.
  • Funding toward professional development opportunities.
  • Priority consideration for a subsidy (up to $2,500) to complete a summer internship at an eligible nonprofit organization.


First- and second-year full-time MBAs and second- and third-year MBA.PMs are eligible.

Applications for the 2020–2021 academic year

Applications for the fellowship are now open and will be reviewed in January; the program will begin in February 2021. Click on the document below to learn more about this year's program.

To apply, submit your resume and cover letter to Michelle Chow ( by midnight PT on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021.

Students accepted to the program must be available to attend the mandatory orientation on Friday, Feb. 5.