Friday, August 29, 2014

MBA in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School

Presidio Graduate School’s MBA program prepares students to deal with the complex and interdependent issues that define sustainability. This includes climate change, cleantech, stakeholder engagement and social responsibility.

This MBA degree connects rigorous management theory and practice with ecological and social awareness, systems thinking and sustainable leadership. Their MBA curriculum weaves these elements together to empower students to become effective leaders, change agents and entrepreneurs in the service of a more just, prosperous and sustainable world.

Presidio's MBA program is a 60-credit curriculum with 15 required courses and one elective. The program combines face-to-face classroom experience with the flexibility of interactive distance-learning. The online component develops essential management skills and facilitates virtual collaboration among students.

The full-time program spans two years and the part-time program four years. Each semester, classroom instruction takes place over a four-day residency period (part-time students attend classes for two days). These residencies occur Thursday through Sunday once a month for five months.

The curriculum is based on principles of systems thinking and sustainability ground the entire curriculum and are woven into every course. A whole-systems orientation rests on coursework in systems thinking, sustainability literacy, ethics and social justice. Students learn to apply these concepts to shape business strategy and practice.

To view the curriculum click here.

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