The KU MBA program's Kansas Impact Program (KIP) offers a win-win for both MBA students and Kansas organizations and non-profits that benefit from business students’ expertise.
KIP is designed to provide first-year MBA students with team-based management consulting experience to develop leadership and communication skills essential to their careers. Under the guidance of business school faculty, the program pairs students with organizations tackling some of state's most pressing issues to help develop business solutions by determining project milestones and deliverables.
Recent projects have included developing a nursing assistant recruitment strategy for Ashland Healthcare Center in southern Kansas, as well as improving a reminder system for Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center in Lawrence. Students worked to solve the center’s client no-show rate, which had become a $350,000-a-year problem.