Marylhurst University

Skip to content »

Paul Ventura Published in International Journal

Paul Ventura, sustainable business department chair, co-authored an article about Green MBA programs in the December 2013 issue of International Journal of Sustainability Education.

The article, The Emergence and Growth of the Green MBA in Sustainability Development, considers the need for business programs to create leaders that focus on more than just profits at any cost, operations without ethical considerations, strategies without environmental consciousness, and business activities without social concerns.

The emergence of the green Master of Business Administration (MBA) in sustainability development provides students a chance to study business from different perspectives, and often via different delivery formats. In these programs, students do spend a lot of time studying how to improve a company's bottom line, but also learn to focus on valuing diversity, learning international cultural competence, improving corporate environmental impacts and addressing community issues.

Colleges are funneling money into new degree programs, building campus sustainability centers, and finding many ways to build sustainability into existing programs. In application, new MBA programs in sustainable development have core themes in business, but also provide subject matter and curriculum that ventures into areas like environmental health, sociology, public policy, agriculture, biodiversity, economics, energy, public health, natural resources and social psychology.

These programs appeal to business undergraduates and also attract students that come from undergraduate backgrounds in biology, engineering, health sciences, environmental science and even chemistry. These students look to these programs to help them understand how to use the study of sustainability and business to solve community, public policy and societal problems.

» Access the full article on CGPublisher.com

Paul Ventura is the chair of the Department of Sustainable Business at Marylhurst University, which offers an MBA in Sustainable Business and a BS in Sustainable Business.

Related News

See All News

Chuck Caruso Presents on Video Game Theory

Dr. Chuck Caruso, English faculty, presents at several conferences across the country in 2014 in a relatively new area for academia - video game theory.

Bill Barr Chairs Crime Commission Board

Marylhurst trustee Bill Barr was named chair of the board of directors of Portland's Citizens Crime Commission in July 2014.

Calendar

See All Events

September 23, 2014

Information Session: Professional Development Center - Mini-MBA Program

Join us for our fall information session to learn more about our new business seminars and Mini-MBA program. 20% discount off ALL professional dev...

READ MORE

September 24, 2014

Solutions Group Mediation Praxis

A mediation practice. Learn about conflict resolution, negotiation and mediation. No experience required. Participate or observe. Open to all. Held...

READ MORE

October 06, 2014

Register for 2014 Reunion Weekend

Please RSVP by October 1 for all events you wish to attend during Reunion Weekend. All events open to the public. Register online or return the pr...

READ MORE

GIVE

Support Marylhurst University. Gifts of all sizes make a difference!

DONATE NOW

©2013 Marylhurst University