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The MBA with Specialization in Sustainability (Business) [Graduate]

The MBA with Specialization in Sustainability prepares future leaders to develop business strategies and operations in a world where businesses are being challenged to assume responsibilities that extend beyond meeting shareholder’s financial expectations. The specialization is also designed to meet the growing demand for business leadership in non-profit and non-governmental organizations. Graduates will also be well positioned to work in organizations with sustainability departments as well as have the ability to work in not-for-profit organizations.

Entrance Requirements

Applicants holding any recognized undergraduate degree will be considered for admission to this program. Admission to the MBA (Sustainability) program is based on the applicant’s undergraduate grades, three letters of reference, a statement of purpose explaining how this program relates to the applicant’s career goals, and the Graduate Management Admission Test score. For candidates interested in this program, a minimum of two years’ full-time work experience is desired.

Program Requirements

The course requirements are as follows:

  • ★27 required MBA core courses
  • Two ★3 Sustainability required courses
  • Three ★3 graduate-level electives (chosen from an approved list)
  • Five ★3 approved graduate-level electives

Length of Program

Students enrolled in this program on a full-time basis can complete it in two calendar years. Alternatively, this course-based MBA program may be taken on a part-time basis; however, it must be completed within six consecutive years from initial registration in the program.