Christian MBA Alumni Network

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s MBA Ministry launched the first Christian MBA Alumni Network in 2020. The vision of the Network is:

  1. To enable the flourishing of alumni
  2. To encourage alumni to help their companies, communities, and local campuses flourish

This vision is partly based on Jeremiah 29:7 – “Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.”

CONNECT

Our Christian MBA Alumni Network, our Christian MBA LinkedIn Group, and our events are open (many are free) to any believer who has earned an MBA, whether or not participation in an InterVarsity event occurred. Feel free to invite your friends and colleagues to join!

Christian MBA Alumni Network
Stay connected! Join our Christian MBA Alumni Network email list to learn about future events, opportunities, and resources. To date, more than 2,000 alumni are on the list. 

LinkedIn Group
We invite you to join our Christian MBA LinkedIn Group.
Note: Type "Accept" when you receive the group guidelines to finalize acceptance into the group.

Virtual & In-Person Events
Join us for virtual and in-person experiences specially curated for you!

MBA Student Site
Visit our MBA student site:  mbaministry.org

 

UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES

We have a robust line up of in-person and virtual events planned for 2023. Keep checking back as more events will be announced. 

Upcoming Events

MBA ALUMNI IN-PERSON SOCIAL GATHERINGS

Three great cities, more great opportunities to connect with other Christian MBA alumni in your area! Our teams in your area are working on new social gatherings for the summer. Join our Christian MBA Alumni Network email list to learn about future events or email us: mbaministry@intervarsity.org

 

MBA ALUMNI MINISTRY SPEAKER SERIES

We are honored to be able to provide a great line up of speakers. Each of our lively Zoom Speaker Series meetings begin at 7:00 pm CT and include a 15-minute meet 'n greet at 6:45 pm CT and a 30-minute networking opportunity. We offer these opportunities to learn from giants in business and faith at no cost and encourage you to invite your friends and colleagues. 

Speaker Series meetings are NOT recorded to offer the speakers complete freedom to share openly so please save the date and attend.

Make plans to join Mark Washington on Monday, January 23, 2023 when he welcomes Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International, a global Christian housing organization that has helped more than 46 million people construct, rehabilitate or preserve their homes. Named the "most influential nonprofit leader in America" in 2017 by NonProfit Times, Jonathan is the author of "Our Better Angels: Seven Simple Virtues That Will Change Your LIfe and World." We are honored to have Jonathan as a guest of our MBA Ministry Speaker Series. 

REGISTER TODAY!

 

On Tuesday, February 7, 2023 Mark Washington welcomes  moderater Karen Hice Guzman, InterVarsity's Director of Women Scholars and Professionals, and Deb Liu, CEO of Ancestry.com, former VP of Facebook App Commerce (FB Marketplace), and author of "Take Back Your Power: 10 New Rules for Women at Work"  Deb is a dynamic speaker that Mark and Karen are excited to talk with as part of the MBA Ministry Speaker Series. Deb Liu will discuss "Being a Believer in Business." Make plans to attend as Speaker Series events enjoy a Q&A and a networking opportunity but they are not recorded. 

REGISTER TODAY!

JOIN THE BOOK STUDY! Meet to explore books authored by our speakers. Register to get your study mate names and decide when works best for your group to meet - most groups meet virtually. Attendance at the Speaker Series event is not required.

Keep the conversation going! Deb Liu, Ancestry.com CEO wrote "Take Back Your Power: 10 New Rules for Women at Work"  Meet with likeminded MBAs (alumni and current students) to explore and go deep on Deb's book. 

Register for the Book Study by February 15 to get your study group names and decide when works best for your group to meet. 

 

PREVIOUS OPPORTUNITIES

2022 Events Completed

  1. Speaker Series: Serving vs Leading, Cheryl Bachelder - Former Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen CEO, Jan 2022
  2. Conference: Believer's in Business '22: Our Strength in Christ's Surrender (In-person), Feb 2022
  3. MBA Alumni In-Person Event: Kick Off Happy Hour, Dallas, TX, Mar 2022
  4. MBA Alumni In-Person Event: Chicago, IL, Apr 2022
  5. Speaker Series: The Life We're Looking For, Andy Crouch - Praxis Labs Partner, Apr 2022
  6. Virtual Book Study: "The Life We're Looking For." Spring 2022
  7. MBA Alumni In-Person Events: Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, Jul 2022
  8. Faith Driven Entrepreneur & Faith Driven Investor Conference Discount, Sep 2022
  9. MBA Alumni In-Person Events: Chicago & Dallas, Oct 2022
  10. MBA Alumni In-Person Events: Chicago, Dallas & San Francisco, Nov 2022
  11. Speaker Series: The Integrated Life, Ken Eldred - Founder, Living Stones Foundation, Nov 2022
  12. Virtual Book Study: "The Integrated Life," Fall 2022
  13. State of the Ministry Address, Mark Washington, Dec 2022
  14. Quarterly eNewsletter 

2021 Events Completed

We are proud of and extremely thankful for the robust line up of virtual and in-person events we were able to offer in 2021.

  1. GFM Evangelism Course, Jan-Feb 2021
  2. Speaker Series: Leadership in Crisis with Steve Preston, Feb 2021
  3. Conference: Believers in Business (Virtual), Feb 2021
  4. Virtual Book Study: "Discover Joy in Work Book Club" with Shundrawn Thomas, Mar 2021
  5. Redemptive Entrepreneurship Panel, May 2021
  6. Virtual Book Study: "Rare Leadership in the Work Place," Summer 2021
  7. Conference: Faith Driven Entrepreneur & Faith Driven Investor In-person Watch Parties, Sep 2021
  8. Conference: Faith Driven Entrepreneur & Faith Driven Investor Virtual Networking After Parties, Sep 2021
  9. Speaker Series: The Emotionally Healther Leader with Dr. Atasha Jordan, MBA, Sep 2021
  10. Speaker Series: Designing Your Post Covid Work Life, Dave Evans, Oct 2021
  11. MBA Alumni In-Person Event: Kick Off Happy Hour, Chicago, IL, Oct 2021
  12. Virtual Book Study: "Designing Your New Work Life," Nov 2021
  13. MBA Alumni In-Person Event: SF Bay Area Kick Off Happy Hour, Nov 2021
  14. MBA Alumni In-Person Event: SF Bay Area Hike and Refreshments, Nov 2021
  15. Speaker Series: Leadership for the Long-Haul, Pete Shimer - Deloitte CEO, Nov 2021
  16. State of the Ministry Address, Mark Washington, Dec 2021
  17. Quarterly eNewsletter

Our Inaugural Year

Since our inception in 2020, we have already seen great spiritual and professional growth, including new jobs and co-founders secured. In response to the pandemic and a large-scale survey, our initial launch was virtual and included seven events:

  1. Designing Your Work Life in Light of COVID-19 with Dave Evans speaking and almost 100 participants.
  2. A follow up virtual book study for the Designing Your Life and Designing Your Work Life books by Dave Evans and Bill Burnett.
  3. Four industry focused events with panels and networking time: Tech, Finance, Entrepreneurship, and General Management/Consulting, with 140 participants.
  4. A Job Seeker’s Forum and Networking event featuring Torrey Foster, an executive with Korn Ferry (a talent search firm).
  5. In partnership with Faith Driven Investor and Faith Driven Entrepreneur, we provided free passes to their annual conferences.
  6. A Journey of Generosity (JOG) retreat which taught biblical principles of generosity in partnership with Generous Giving.
  7. A State of the Ministry event recapping all the wonderful fruit that God bore in 2020 in spite of the tragedies in the global pandemic, economic disruptions, and racial justice.

OUR PRAYERS FOR YOU

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart."   ~ Jeremiah 29:11-13  

We look forward to connecting with you! Please feel free to contact us.

In Christ,
Mark Washington
National Director of MBA Ministry

Simone Frederick
National Associate Director of MBA Ministry

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship