The MBA subfield of Socially Responsible Business addresses how to evaluate and enhance the impact that businesses enterprises have on society and the environment. Because we address these issues in a global context at IBS, we refer to this concentration as the Global Green MBA.
Consumers, employees, governments and nongovernmental organizations are increasingly insisting that businesses take actions that benefit society and ensure environmental sustainability.
The best introduction to sustainable business and to the concentration is BUS 269f-- BUILDING SUSTAINABLE BUSINESSES. Students in the concentration are strongly encouraged, but not required, to take this course during the second semester of their first year.
The following courses can count towards this concentration:
- BUS 231 ENTREPRENEURIAL FINANCE AND BUSINESS PLANS
- BUS 261a MANAGING TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION
- BUS 264f BUSINESS AND THE ENVIRONMENT
- BUS 265f BUSINESS STRATEGY IN EMERGING MARKETS
- BUS 266f NONMARKET STRATEGY: RELATIONSHIPS WITH GOVERNMENTS, ACTIVISTS, MEDIA AND NGOs
- BUS 276a BUSINESS DYNAMICS: MANAGING IN A COMPLEX WORLD
- BUS 291g EUROPE, ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
- BUS 278f CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
- BUS 279f CORPORATE FRAUD DETECTION AND PREVENTION
- ECON 270a ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES
- FIN 235a INVESTING IN ENERGY
Students in the Global Green MBA are encouraged to pursue field projects or internships that will give them hands-on exposure to the field. BUS 295F--FIELD PROJECT: SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS is specially designed for students in this concentration, but they can also or instead pursue a sustainability field project Gina different course upon discussion with the instructors, including:
- BUS 286a APPLICATION OF SYSTEMS DYNAMICS
- BUS 295a FIELD PROJECT: CONSULTING
- BUS 297a INTERNSHIP
Finally, students in the Global Green MBA may browse the course listings at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management for appropriate courses, or may find relevant courses in other area schools. Please discuss these with the IBS Green MBA Coordinator, Professor Warren Leon.