At GMC we do business a little differently. Our distance learning program weaves sustainability through the entire MBA curriculum. The program emphasizes the development of skills, knowledge, and management techniques that are critical for leaders in business, nonprofits, and governmental organizations.
Green Mountain College offers the premier, 100% Online Sustainable MBA. “Green” isn’t just a word we throw around: we practice what we teach. Green Mountain College has been teaching sustainability for nearly 20 years, and we have been recognized many times for our sustainability leadership. The College has landed on the Princeton Review’s Green Honor Roll in each of the last five years (ranking second in the nation in 2015) and received the #1 rating in the 2018 Sierra magazine’s annual “Cool Schools” issue. In 2018 we were also again recognized as the #1 sustainability curriculum and college by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).
We’re not newcomers to the online learning; our online Sustainable MBA program was introduced in 2006, the first 100% online Sustainable MBA in the nation. Our faculty members have expertise as business people and as online instructors, providing a rich, meaningful learning experience for students.
Our Sustainable MBA program is designed to teach students how to achieve their economic objectives while addressing the needs of the environment, employees, communities, and other stakeholders. The program reflects the growing trend among successful companies to focus on the triple bottom line, seeking competitive advantages through practices that are succeed economically, are socially responsible, and environmentally sound. Students will make connections between their own organization’s financial, social and environmental performance and we encourage students to apply their learning to their own careers.
The program provides students with a solid foundation in the core areas of business administration including: finance, accounting, marketing, organizational leadership, business law, operations, quantitative analysis, and ethics. But what makes our Sustainable MBA truly unique is that the principles of sustainable business are woven through every course and taught by committed faculty who possess real-world sustainable business experience. Our faculty members have highly regarded professional backgrounds and they are committed to helping students understand today’s sustainable business issues and challenges.
Our online Sustainable MBA program consists of 37 credits. Each 3-credit course is just six weeks in length, followed by a one-week break before the start of the next course. We cap each course at 20 students, but our typical class size is 10-18 students: perfect for individualized attention and quality group discussion.