New Opportunity for FMS Alums and MIIS Students to Gain Live Impact Investing Experience!

The new MBA Green Light Initiative Practicum calls for action-based research to focus market-based innovations for clean cookstoves

This is an incredible opportunity for our students to gain live impact investing experience and practical knowledge on the global adoption of technological innovations for Base-of-the-Pyramid markets.– Yuwei Shi, Dean of the Graduate School of International Policy and Management and Co-founder of the Frontier Market Scouts Program

About the Project

MIIS recently formed a partnership with I-DEV and GACC to launch a year-long investment analysis project for FMS alums and current graduate students to work with professional mentors and gain practical experience while reviewing and making recommendations on clean cooking companies seeking investment from the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves’s venture grant funds. FMS alums are eligible to become the project lead while graduate students form into non-competitive teams for the cycle of the due diligence process.

Why This is Important Work  – Check out the Video

The Perks

  • Exposure to live impact investing deals
  • Professional connections in impact investing
  • Mentor guidance
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of the clean cookstove industry in emerging markets

Who Should Apply

MIIS MBAs or other graduate students in a related international development or business field with a keen interest in gaining live impact investing experience. Time Requirements* Able to offer 30-40 hours to conduct due diligence and analysis from October 20 through December 3 for the first investment process and 20 hours for the next two investment processes running January through April. Those graduating in December are still eligible as long as they can commit to working through the last two investment processes.

How to Apply

Interested MIIS MBA students should apply by email to by October 1st.  Please include a C.V. and short statement to answer the following:

  1. Why you are interested
  2. Previous experience that could be beneficial to analyzing potential investments
  3. How this relates to your career goals


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