CASE often gets calls and emails from organizations wondering if there are ways to work with our fabulous students – and the answer is YES! One way for organizations working in the impact investing field to take advantage of the expertise and passion of our Duke MBAs is through the CASE i3 Consulting Program (CASE i3 CP). This program connects a team of 5-7 CASE i3 MBAs to an external organization to conduct a remote consulting project over the course of the academic year. Our students gain real-world experience through this “experiential course” and the organizations they work with benefit from extra capacity, outside perspective, and the MBA mindset for applying rigor to organizational challenges.
We asked one of our 2017-2018 CASE i3CP clients to share his experience working with the CASE i3 team. Seth Brown is a Senior Associate at Quantified Ventures, an impact investing advisory firm that is helping to build the market for Pay For Success (PFS), an innovative, evidence-based financing mechanism. Seth is also, notably, a CASE i3 alumnus, receiving his MBA (and MPP from the Sanford School of Public Policy) in 2017. In his interview with CASE, Seth shares what brought him back to CASE i3, the value-add the student team brought to Quantified Ventures, and advice for future clients of the CASE i3 Consulting Program. Click here to read the Q&A.