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.

Project: Critique

By Elysa Soffer This is very NOT Good A tall, thin, blond woman in her mid-50s, with a thick Swiss-German accent condescends: “Class,…

Communication Tools and Seed Bombs

By Anna Acquistapace Feelings have never been a part of my past educational experience. We are taught to approach education as a purely…

Storytelling, Performing and Social Growth

As I think of compelling stories to tell, I realize that I am not only writing stories to be enjoyed by others, but…

How “Design Thinking” Impacts Developing Economies

As a first generation American, I have always been influenced by my parents, who continue to be a powerful example for me. Having…
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An Enlightening Experience: Creating Successful Experiences for People.

Throughout the myriad of phases that encompass design, there is a common binding thread known as ‘the experience’. It is within ‘the experience’…

Creation of An Agency – “As Is”

By Michael Fox I am an artist. I was attracted to the DSMBA program at the California College of Arts in my efforts…

Cultivating Creative Teamwork

By Tane Ross Many students enrolled in the CCA DMBA program come from creative careers. These careers often require teamwork and collaboration which…

Is There Such A Thing As Sustainable Gift Giving?

The holidays are finally here. Turkey leftovers, the smell of pine and baked apple pie, families snuggling up in warm winter homes. And…

My Learning Equation: Simplicity + Enjoyment = FUN

By J Fristad The life of an individual pursuing a Master’s Degree parallels anyone taking on a complex professional endeavor; there can be…
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Why Traditional MBA Programs Still Don’t Get It

By Martin Melaver Recently, I was invited to meet with the Dean of a prestigious MBA program. I didn’t haven’t the foggiest notion…

A Quick Interview With Nick Corcodilos of Ask The Headhunter

I had a chance to do a quick email interview with Nick Corcodilos, author of the Ask a Headhunter Blog and a frequent…

Net Impact Leaders’ Advice on Activitating Member Base

Net Impact chapter leaders from around the country kicked off the 2009 Net Impact Conference today to share best practices on how to…
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Social Entrepreneurs: So Hot Right Now

Socially-minded startup ventures are nothing new, but their numbers are growing–just look to our weekly Friday feature on startups. And it’s not just…

Is Business Education Changing Given the 2008 Financial Crisis?

The financial crisis that started in 2007, peaked in 2008 and continues to persist into 2009 sparked an international debate on how business…

Skyrocketing Interest in Careers in Social Entrepreneurship and Start-ups Evidenced by MIT Sloan School “Tech Trek”

We are currently witnessing a shift in the job market away from the more traditional MBA path, which is crumbling as I type,…