The MBA and Sustainability

What is a "green" MBA?

Traditional MBA degrees focus heavily on financial results – the traditional bottom line.

Today, with a growing awareness of the “triple bottom line” and sustainability thinking, MBA programs are incorporating social and environmental management into their curriculums. Most MBA programs at least offer electives that touch on sustainability. Some other schools specialize in curriculums in which every course is imbued with sustainability as a core component.

Regardless of the focus of your school, this page should offer a deeper dive on issues of sustainability that are specifically relevant to the MBA student, or prospective MBA student.

Texas State’s Net Impact Force for Change Entry

This post is part of a short interview series featuring the winners and runners up for the 2010 Net Impact Force For Change…
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Oct 27: Presidio Graduate School Open House in SF

Editor’s Note: It’s an honor and a pleasure to have the Presidio Graduate School as a sponsor of Triple Pundit. Both the publisher and…

U Michigan’s Social Sector Collaborative (Net Impact Force for Change)

This post is part of a short interview series featuring the winners and runners up for the 2010 Net Impact Force For Change…

Sustainability: It Starts in the Schools

By Leslie Back Those of us committed to sustainability might sometimes be hard pressed to stay optimistic. Bombarded with news of murky oil…
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Learning How to Make the Case for Sustainability

By Pauline S Chandler The language of sustainability can be complex, particularly if it’s nested in systems thinking.  Learning how to make the…

Does It Matter How “Informed” Shoppers Are?

By Leslie Back I love being a student, especially this time around. I am seven weeks into my Sustainable MBA and I am…

Some Really Great Bad News: The Right Choice for a Sustainability Student

By Leslie Back Last week, while speaking at the Green Economy Business and Leadership Briefing, Will Day, Chairman of the UK’s Sustainable Development…
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The Darfur Stoves Project: A Market Solution to Poverty

Today, three billion people—nearly half the world’s population—burn coal, wood, dung, or compost to heat their homes and cook their food. In addition…
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For a “Crash Course” Sustainable MBA, Here’s Your Homework

The results are in!  The 3P reader poll we conducted 2 weeks ago received a lot of attention and traffic, and generated an…

GDP vs. “Happiness”: Economics Are Getting Smarter

Five years ago, 3p reported that GDP does not correlate with happiness, and that another, more holisitic metric—GPI, or Gross Progress Indicator—would be…

The Power of Story in Sustainable Building

by Mike Funk As a child, one of my favorite nighttime stories was Virginia Lee Burton’s classic, The Little House. The book follows…

Of Monkyspheres and Microhoods: Collective Urban Living for the 21st Century

by Kurt McCulloch When I was 18 years old, I voluntarily sequestered myself for nine-months on a narrow strip of rugged volcanic coastline…

Mind The Gap: The Space Where Design Strategists Live

By Ryan Opina “Great concepts and great vision are not enough to make an impact. Designers must recognize the challenges around implementation and…

Design Involves More Than Thinking

By Jason Linder In 2008 CCA introduced an innovative new approach to the business degree—the MBA in Design Strategy. In 2009 CCA took…

Untying and Retying the Knot: Building a New Kind of Leadership

By Linda Chang & John Garvie Teach-Us-Something-in-7-Minutes is one of the keystone introductory projects of CCA’s DMBA program. The project, TUS-7M, as it…