Online MBA in Sustainable Business

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More and more, business leaders recognize the need to make decisions that are mindful of the people and resources around them. The Marylhurst University online MBA in Sustainable Business looks at advanced business principles and practices through an ethical lens to mold holistic managers who can balance profitability with social and environmental responsibility.

Delivered by world-class faculty, our online MBA provides real-world skills and knowledge that can be applied in the workplace during the program. Find creative ways to minimize waste and reduce your company’s carbon footprint. Use innovative software to gauge the environmental impact of products through lifecycle analysis. Discover strategies for working with others who may not value the environmental impact of their decisions. Our program is designed to give you the tools you need to become an agent for change in today’s business world. One of the nation’s original green MBA programs, our online MBA in Sustainable Business lets you focus your education through elective coursework.

Why pursue an MBA from Marylhurst?

Choose from elective coursework in:

Choose from elective coursework in:

RENEWABLE ENERGY

Consider the advantages, challenges and operational costs associated with sustainable energy sources, and study leadership strategies within the energy production industry.

SUSTAINABLE MARKETING

Focus on market research and strategies as you examine the role of sustainability in community development.

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

Whether dealing with major issues in water use and pollution, air permits, hazardous waste disposal, or environmental litigation and toxic torts, sustainability-minded business managers must possess a solid understanding of rules and regulations.

Why choose Marylhurst University?

I really appreciated the degree in sustainable business. My background is business, I really wanted to pursue an MBA. To do it in the context of sustainability was really important to me, it's a cutting edge program.
Sheryl Shea, 2015 MBA in Sustainable Business Graduate
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Why choose Marylhurst University?

For more than 120 years, Marylhurst University (located in Portland, Oregon) has empowered students of all ages to change the world through education and mentorship. As a regionally accredited university, our dedication to the holistic improvement of our students led us to integrate the liberal arts into every degree program we offer. Also present in every Marylhurst program is a commitment to social responsibility and diversity in all its forms.

Since the mid-1990s, Marylhurst has offered online degree programs to accommodate working professionals in Oregon and beyond – serving students in more than 30 states and 10 countries. We believe online learners have as much right to small classes and high-level engagement as campus-based students. We believe in providing educational opportunities in which you can balance a job and personal life with academic responsibilities to earn a first-rate education.

More and more, business leaders recognize the need to make decisions that are mindful of the people and resources around them. The Marylhurst University online MBA in Sustainable Business looks at advanced business principles and practices through an ethical lens to mold holistic managers who can balance profitability with social and environmental responsibility.

Delivered by world-class faculty, our online MBA provides real-world skills and knowledge that can be applied in the workplace during the program. Find creative ways to minimize waste and reduce your company’s carbon footprint. Use innovative software to gauge the environmental impact of products through lifecycle analysis. Discover strategies for working with others who may not value the environmental impact of their decisions. Our program is designed to give you the tools you need to become an agent for change in today’s business world. One of the nation’s original green MBA programs, our online MBA in Sustainable Business lets you focus your education through elective coursework.

Choose from elective coursework in:

RENEWABLE ENERGY

Consider the advantages, challenges and operational costs associated with sustainable energy sources, and study leadership strategies within the energy production industry.

SUSTAINABLE MARKETING

Focus on market research and strategies as you examine the role of sustainability in community development.

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

Whether dealing with major issues in water use and pollution, air permits, hazardous waste disposal, or environmental litigation and toxic torts, sustainability-minded business managers must possess a solid understanding of rules and regulations.

Some of the nation’s top sustainable MBA programs only provide a green focus within certain dedicated courses. Here at Marylhurst, every green MBA course examines subject matter with an emphasis on sustainability.

I really appreciated the degree in sustainable business. My background is business, I really wanted to pursue an MBA. To do it in the context of sustainability was really important to me, it's a cutting edge program.
Sheryl Shea, 2015 MBA in Sustainable Business Graduate
"

Why choose Marylhurst University?

For more than 120 years, Marylhurst University (located in Portland, Oregon) has empowered students of all ages to change the world through education and mentorship. As a regionally accredited university, our dedication to the holistic improvement of our students led us to integrate the liberal arts into every degree program we offer. Also present in every Marylhurst program is a commitment to social responsibility and diversity in all its forms.

Since the mid-1990s, Marylhurst has offered online degree programs to accommodate working professionals in Oregon and beyond – serving students in more than 30 states and 10 countries. We believe online learners have as much right to small classes and high-level engagement as campus-based students. We believe in providing educational opportunities in which you can balance a job and personal life with academic responsibilities to earn a first-rate education.

One recent study showed an increase in profit margin among companies that adopted a more sustainable business model.*** (***http://www.bcg.com/media)

Industry outlook

Today’s green economy employs approximately 3.1 million people in the United States.*

A 2013 study showed sustainability has grown increasingly important to the business community, as evidenced by more companies adopting the triple bottom line of social, environmental and economic success as their barometer. In 2011, a mere 20 percent of companies on the S&P 500 Index published corporate sustainability reports. By 2014, that number had climbed to 72 percent,** illustrating just how quickly the nature of business is changing.

*http://www.thinkprogress.org/
**http://www.ga-institute.com/

For reasons that are both ethical and economical, sustainability is becoming a focal point that the modern business community cannot afford to overlook.

Careers in sustainable business

Alumni of the Marylhurst MBA in Sustainable Business work in a variety of areas, including business, education, publishing and government. It is worth noting that, according to the Economic Policy Institute “…the greener the industry, the higher the job growth rate over the last decade.”* Our green MBA provides a sustainability perspective that can be a valuable asset for a number of careers, including:

  • Information technology
  • Finance management
  • Civil engineering
  • Sustainability coordination within organizations
  • Natural resource management
  • Energy management and sustainability
  • City planning
  • Entrepreneurial and small business development
  • Environmental analysis
  • Industrial production
  • Restaurant management
  • Architecture and real-estate development
  • Sustainability consultant
  • Marketing director
  • Global sustainability management
  • Urban planning