The Marlboro MBA provides you with the knowledge, skills, and connections to manage for sustainability. To succeed, 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.
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. 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.The Marlboro MBA offers the curriculum, the philosophy and the academic track record to challenge intellects, inspire imaginations and prepare for the future.
Sustainability is increasingly used as a unifying concept to help us grasp such varied topics as global warming, fossil fuel prices and scarcity, trends in wealth and income levels and distribution, diversity, renewable energy education and social justice. It is increasingly cited as cities, towns, and regions in advanced industrial nations ponder their futures in a competitive, uncertain world. A companion concept that came into use in the late 1990s is the “triple bottom line.” It suggests that balanced social, environmental, and economic performance by companies contributes to the sustainable development of the communities and regions where they operate, and is of strategic importance to their long-term performance. Now, especially in view of concerns about global warming and peak oil, some argue that evolving public policies and social movements will accelerate requirements that companies and other organizations operate in more sustainable ways.