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Graduate Business Programs : MBA Concentration in Sustainable Business

About the MBA Concentration in Sustainable Business

The concentration provides students with an in-depth appreciation of the environmental and social dimensions of conducting business in a global market. Three aspects of sustainable business that improve a firm's long-term performance are emphasized:

  • managing risks (regulatory, reputation, litigation, market)
  • values-driven leadership
  • recognizing market opportunities created by environmental and social challenges.

Learning outcomes include how to articulate the business case for sustainability, develop and lead internal and external coalitions needed to drive organizational change, and implement metrics for measuring progress and providing accountability.

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To apply to the program, see MBA and MSA : Admissions

Student Profiles

Our students and alumni are helping to transform business. We are prould to share their stories, see Center for Ethical and Sustainable Business : Students + Alumni

Course Requirements

Career Skills and Communications Workshops

Students must complete a series of four workshops in the first semester of the program and learn how to strategically manage their career and practice effective presentation and communications skills.

These required workshops are free of charge and students are automatically placed on the class rosters since there are no units associated with the sessions. See sample list of workshops.

Foundation and Advanced Courses

Students will take nine business foundation courses or may waive them based on prior course work. These classes prepare the student for the program's ten advanced level courses.

For information on foundation courses, see MBA : Course Requirements : Foundation Courses.

For information on advanced courses, see MBA : Course Requirements : Advanced Courses.

Five out of the ten Advanced courses in the Sustainable Business concentration are electives. For elective course descriptions, see Sustainable Business : Courses.

Sustainable Business Faculty

There are five full time faculty in the Sustainable Business concentration with interests in the areas of corporate voluntary environmental initiatives, the impact of business organizations on the natural environment, institutionalized incentives for corporate social and environmental responsibility, business ethics and corporate social responsibility, and agricultural practices, environmental changes, and land use.

For biographies, see Sustainable Business : Faculty

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