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Experiential Learning Opportunities for MBA Students at CBU

Leadership Concentration with the New Memphis Institute Fellows Program

Download Fellowship Program Brochure: HERE

Launched in 2004, the New Memphis Fellows program is a 12-month engagement that gives high-potential leaders the tools, experiences and connections needed to become community change agents. The heart of the Fellows is the Community Action Project where teams of Fellows invest their highly skilled volunteerism to help a local non-profit expand its capacity. The program offers a network that puts your passion for Memphis to work in meaningful ways throughout the city, and deepens your connection to the city.

The Fellows program empowers participants to:

  • Expand their self-knowledge, allowing Fellows to leverage their personal assets for greater effectiveness in the workplace and community
  • Partner with experienced leaders in their community endeavors
  • Gain access to behind-the-scenes community knowledge
  • Hone specific leadership skills, including communication, building inclusion, and fundraising
  • Acquire insights into how things really work in government, non-profits and the media
  • Connect deeply with a diverse peer group who share a commitment to community

CBU MBA students who graduate from the Fellows program are eligible for 9 graduate credit hours which can be converted from their experience into the Leadership concentration to satisfy the electives for their MBA.

For more information, please contact Didi Crandall at or Julie Willard at

Non-Profit Management Concentration with the Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence

The Alliance offers training and professional development opportunities across seven cores areas of nonprofit management. Alliance workshops are designed to provide practical tools that can be readily implemented while creating opportunities for peer learning and collaboration. Alliance workshops help participants build the confidence and capability to be effective nonprofit leaders.

CBU MBA students who’ve complete 100 workshop hours with the Alliance are eligible for 9 graduate credit hours which can be converted from their experience into the Non-Profit Management concentration, to satisfy the electives for their MBA. For current workshop listings, visit

For more information, contact John Bazzanella at or Keeley Seniuk at