Supporting nonprofit organizations

Students perform MBA service learning projects as a volunteer learning experience – specifically focused on supporting area non-profit organizations. Non-profit organizations interested in working with a team of first-year MBA students during the spring semester may submit an MBA service learning project request form. An organizational leader must engage with the MBA team throughout the project. The scope of these projects should be narrow enough to be completed in six to eight weeks by students. There is no fee to participate in an MBA service learning project; however, a limited number of projects are selected each spring.

MBA service learning project request

Please submit information about your business and project idea by completing the online MBA service learning project request form*. Submitting a project request does not guarantee the project will be accepted and does not commit you to a project, but allows us to explore the possibilities for a successful project. We will follow up with you shortly and try to be as accommodating as possible, given the resources and timeline available.

*The MBA service learning project form submission deadline is in December. Please contact Sarah Wilson for project availability. 


Leveraging our managerial skills, we were able to assist Good Neighbor in addressing the critical challenges they faced. Through our MBA service learning experience, we made a meaningful contribution to the community and gained valuable hands-on consulting experience.

Pratikshya Tripathee, MBA Service Learning team member for Good Neighbor Emergency Assistance, Inc.

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Sarah Wilson

Director of Professional Master’s Student Services
1420 Gerdin Business Building
2167 Union Drive
Ames, IA 50011

Alex Andrade

Director of CyBIZ Lab
Economic Development Core Facility
1805 Collaboration Place, Suite 1300
Ames, IA 50010