Within the Brandeis International Business School MBA Program, students can choose to receive the MBA in Socially Responsible Business. The concentration, part of the school’s Green Global Initiative, integrates issues such as social development, environmental improvement, economic development, and corporate governance, into the core MBA program.
Students in the concentration develop analytical skills to recast current business models into future competitive opportunities with coursework that addresses questions such as the following:
How can managers achieve success with a "triple bottom line"?
How can entrepreneurs create new businesses that help the environment?
How can business address the "bottom of the pyramid" in developing countries?
How do social and environmental regulations and policies shape business decisions?
How does a business create a sustainable community of stakeholders?
How do international trade and economic integration affect local societies?
Requirements include specialized courses on building sustainable businesses, investing in energy, and business and the environment. In addition, students in this concentration complete a field project in one or more aspects of the emerging "green" economy.
Below: Adjunct Professor Warren Leon, Coordinator of the Global Green MBA, discusses the real-world, international focus of the program.