To succeed in the new millennium, organizational leaders must understand the impact of management practices on their business and the environment, the workforce, local cultures and profits. At Marlboro College, this multiple-bottom-line philosophy is integrated into all our MBA sustainability courses, from accounting and finance to business law, economic theory and renewable energy education.
This fully-accredited MBA program doesn’t simply instill a compassionate approach to business, and the environment; it instills a realistic approach. Organizations today face an economic landscape marked by resource depletion, intense efforts to protect the environment, and the emergence of “LOHAS consumers”—50 million Americans who make choices based on their Lifestyles Of Health And Sustainability. People with the acumen to lead in this climate will be well-placed to advance within their organizations, enter new fields and establish their own enterprises.
The Marlboro MBA in Sustainability is taught in person and online, with students and faculty coming together for three days each month at the downtown Brattleboro, Vermont, campus of the Marlboro College Graduate School. Faculty members work with students on addressing real-world problems.
Community Sessions, inspired by our undergraduate program’s renowned monthly Town Meetings, offer students an opportunity to participate in college decisions and offer program evaluations.
The learning community created during these face-to-face sessions continues online, using collaborative learning tools drawn from the Graduate School's decade of experience in delivering low-residency master’s programs to working adults.
Over the course of two years and 20 intensive weekends, full-time MBA sustainability students earn 60 credits through coursework.