University of Vermont

School of Business Administration


  1. You'll have access to leaders in the field of sustainability: Learn from, and develop relationships with leaders from a master class of sustainable enterprises, including Vermont-based Ben & Jerry's, Burton Snowboards, Cabot, Keurig Green Mountain, and Seventh Generation, and global companies like Novelis and Pepsico.
  2. You'll jump-start your career with a high-value degree: SEMBA will prepare you to create value and make a significant positive economic, social and environmental impact within an existing organization or as an entrepreneur. We want you to do well and good at the same time.
  3. You'll finish in just one year: A one-year program designed to get you back out there, inventing or reinventing your enterprise as soon as possible.
  4. You'll get personalized attention: As a SEMBA student, you'll experience tight-knit, small classes and work closely with professors, established entrepreneurs and high-level sustainability executives who act as true mentors.
  5. You'll get your hands dirty: SEMBA requires you to do a three-month (May through July) practicum addressing a major sustainability challenge within a firm. This year's practicums include Africa, China, India, Latin America and Vermont with companies like AllEarthRenewables projects in; Ben and Jerry's; Burton; Cabot Creamery; Casella; Cranemere; Grameen-Intel; Keurig Green Mountain; Living Well Group; the Medical Marijuana Partnership; Pepsico; Novelis; rNRG; Sankara Eye Hospital; Novo Nordisk; Santa Catherina Province (Brazil); Smart Resource Institute; Seventh Generation; Thompson and Grace Foundation (Nigeria); and VEIC.
  6. You'll be a trailblazer: At SEMBA, you will engage in designing new ventures and developing disruptive technologies to change the rules of the game economically, socially, and environmentally.

And of course, it all happens in Vermont, an epicenter for sustainable companies and a leader in environmental stewardship.

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