Questions and Answers About the Global Green MBA
Q&A with Benjamin Gomes-Casseres, Professor of International Business
What is the purpose of the Global Green MBA?
Students in this concentration will examine the trade-offs between social goals, private economic goals, and environmental goals. We take a broad perspective on these issues – it is not just about balancing profits and social responsibility, but about how a business strategy can address a broader purpose.
Who are the ideal candidates in this concentration?
A concern with the social impact of business is already embedded in the IBS curriculum. The Global Green MBA is for students who want to make this the focus of their study and their professional careers.
Will the Green concentration help IBS grads in the job market?
Every business today needs to be thinking about environmental and social concerns– whether it’s a clean-tech start-up, an automotive company building hybrid cars, or a bank operating in poor neighborhoods. There is a demand for people who can integrate the social and environmental aspects of business with the traditional MBA functions of such as marketing, finance, and strategy.