University of Vermont

School of Business Administration

New Partnership with the Vermont Law School

Vermont Law School professors will be offering courses for SEMBA students

The University of Vermont School of Business Administration and the Vermont Law School (VLS), the nation's top ranked school for environmental law and policy, have agreed to collaborate on the UVM Sustainable Entrepreneurship MBA program (SEMBA).  Vermont Law School professors will be offering courses for SEMBA students on regulatory and policy issues in the environmental and energy sectors.

The two schools are also partnering to develop dual degrees, including an accelerated MBA/JD, and an MBA/LLM for foreign students.  The VLS faculty taking part in this new partnership include leading academic lights such as Gus Speth, the former Dean of the Yale School of Forestry, Jennifer Taub, Sean Nolon, and David Firestone among others.

"The planet has big sustainability challenges, and our new SEMBA program is designed to address them," says Sanjay Sharma, dean of the School of Business Administration. “I’m pleased that this new collaboration with the Vermont Law School continues to add world renowned thought leaders in their fields to the quality of the experience students can expect here.  We are committed to bringing all of the different stakeholders and elements together to offer a hands-on entrepreneurship program with a practicum focusing on how you go about establishing a profitable and sustainable venture.”