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Marylhurst Joins Consortium to Provide Broader Access to Sustainable Business Practices

For Release: June 12, 2012

Marylhurst University is partnering with seven other universities throughout the country to offer expanded opportunities for its MBA students to take courses in sustainable business.

The Summer MBA Sustainability Consortium will offer eight courses this June through August on a range of sustainability topics, from sustainable technologies and green investing to sustainable marketing and environmental law. Most courses will be available online, and three of the courses will be offered through Marylhurst's accelerated online MBA program.

"The consortium is a wonderful opportunity to collaborate with other schools that, like us, have placed a high priority on sustainability education,"said Paul Ventura, chair of Marylhurst's Department of Sustainable Business. "By partnering with other universities, we can expand our MBA students' access to an array of innovative coursework in sustainability around the country, as well as allow non-Marylhurst students the chance to participate in some of our own unique classes. It's a win-win for everyone."

Marylhurst offers both a general MBA program and an MBA in Sustainable Business. Other founding members of the consortium include the University of Denver, University of Maine, University of Vermont, Brandeis University, Seattle Pacific University, Bainbridge Graduate Institute and Maharishi University of Management. MBA students at all member institutions can use their financial aid to take any of the courses offered through the summer program.

Visit to view the courses available this summer.

About Marylhurst University

Marylhurst University, a private liberal arts university 10 miles south of Portland, Ore., on Highway 43, is regionally accredited and nationally recognized for innovation and academic excellence in serving adult learners. Founded in 1893, Oregon's oldest Catholic university serves more than 1,900 multigenerational students of all faiths and backgrounds. Marylhurst offers 50 undergraduate and graduate degrees and professional certificate programs on campus and online, all of which integrate the liberal arts with professional studies and prepare graduates to be ethical leaders who think critically and creatively.

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