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Urbana University Launches Sustainability MBA Program

Barclay Bailey - Urbana Campus

In the Spring of 2010, Urbana University plans to unveil a new MBA program designed to show how social and environmental responsibility can make business sense.

The Urbana University MBA in Leadership in Sustainability, created with the hel

p of The International Sustainability Council Chairman Ron Dodson, will provide graduates with an MBA augmented with an environmental sustainability focus.

“The concept of sustainability is that we need to balance environmental protection in economically viable ways that also benefit society,” said Dodson, who is also on the university’s board of trustees.

There are a number of green MBAs starting up around the country, “but this is the only one ... rooted in the notion that you can do the most good if you can make money doing it,” said Stephen Jones, Urbana University president.

Many of the world’s larger corporations have seen the need to merge social and environmental responsibility with economic sustainability and development, Dodson said. In response, some of those corporations have created offices of sustainability.

The new MBA program will operate out of the new Chapman School of Leadership in Sustainability — the springboard for a number of initiatives, from the new MBA program to the creation of a future undergraduate degree in environmental studies to an outdoor education program the university plans to create with the development of its new native tall grass prairie and oak tree savannah and observatory.

The university hopes to become a national model for sustainability studies, practice and outreach, Dodson said.


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References and Sources used in this issue of SustainAbility Newsletter Include:

Audubon Lifestyles
www.audubonlifestyles.com

The International Sustainability Council
www.thesustainabilitycouncil.org 

LandDesign
www.landdesign.com

American Society of Golf Course Architects
www.asgca.org

Sustainability Campaign
sustainabilitycampaign.blogspot.com

Cold Climate Housing Research Center
www.cchrc.org

The State of the Birds
www.stateofthebirds.org

Green Living Tips
www.greenlivingtips.com

The Daily Green
www.thedailygreen.com

Energy Star
www.energystar.gov

Bird City, Kansas
www.birdcity.com 

Urbana University
www.urbana.edu

Sustainable Northern Shelter
www.cchrc.org

 

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Urbana University Launches Sustainability MBA Program

Barclay Bailey - Urbana Campus

In the Spring of 2010, Urbana University plans to unveil a new MBA program designed to show how social and environmental responsibility can make business sense.

The Urbana University MBA in Leadership in Sustainability, created with the hel

p of The International Sustainability Council Chairman Ron Dodson, will provide graduates with an MBA augmented with an environmental sustainability focus.

“The concept of sustainability is that we need to balance environmental protection in economically viable ways that also benefit society,” said Dodson, who is also on the university’s board of trustees.

There are a number of green MBAs starting up around the country, “but this is the only one ... rooted in the notion that you can do the most good if you can make money doing it,” said Stephen Jones, Urbana University president.

Many of the world’s larger corporations have seen the need to merge social and environmental responsibility with economic sustainability and development, Dodson said. In response, some of those corporations have created offices of sustainability.

The new MBA program will operate out of the new Chapman School of Leadership in Sustainability — the springboard for a number of initiatives, from the new MBA program to the creation of a future undergraduate degree in environmental studies to an outdoor education program the university plans to create with the development of its new native tall grass prairie and oak tree savannah and observatory.

The university hopes to become a national model for sustainability studies, practice and outreach, Dodson said.


PDF


CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE ENTIRE NEWSLETTER IN PDF FORMAT

References and Sources used in this issue of SustainAbility Newsletter Include:

Audubon Lifestyles
www.audubonlifestyles.com

The International Sustainability Council
www.thesustainabilitycouncil.org 

LandDesign
www.landdesign.com

American Society of Golf Course Architects
www.asgca.org

Sustainability Campaign
sustainabilitycampaign.blogspot.com

Cold Climate Housing Research Center
www.cchrc.org

The State of the Birds
www.stateofthebirds.org

Green Living Tips
www.greenlivingtips.com

The Daily Green
www.thedailygreen.com

Energy Star
www.energystar.gov

Bird City, Kansas
www.birdcity.com 

Urbana University
www.urbana.edu

Sustainable Northern Shelter
www.cchrc.org

 

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