The SI-MBA curriculum is designed to equip students with the knowledge and tools they’ll need to harness the potential of business to act as a force for good. The classroom-based learning is fast paced, interactive, and grounded in real-world knowledge. The rigorous course structure is augmented by exclusive talks from Innovators in Residence, and through workshops with practitioners.

Kate Williams, CEO at 1% for the Planet, discusses the intersection of business and environmentalism with SI-MBA students.

Kate Williams, CEO at 1% for the Planet, discusses the intersection of business and environmentalism with SI-MBA students in 2019.


The program is structured in 4 modules of 8 weeks each. Each module comprises a series of short, intense courses. The students in each cohort learn and grow together as a cohesive group, and form lifelong professional and personal relationships.

Every course integrates discussion on how to embed socially responsible practices in business. Students explore the ethical considerations business leaders must address to build value in multistakeholder environments, and learn from business cases drawn from around the globe.


Summer Preparation

  • Introduction to Sustainable Business

Foundations of Management

  • Business Strategy for a Sustainable World
  • Finance for Innovators I
  • Sustainable Brand Marketing
  • Teams, Collaboration & Inner Sustainability
  • Business Economics
  • Financial Accounting for Sustainable Enterprises
  • Entrepreneurial Family Business

Building A Sustainable Enterprise

  • From CSR to Sustainable Value Creation
  • Business Sustainability and Public Policy
  • Marketing Decision Making Under Uncertainty
  • Sustainability Toolkit Workshops
  • Finance for Innovators II
  • Cost Models for the Transformational EnterpriseData Visulaization

Growing A Sustainable Enterprise

  • Sustainable Operations and Green Supply Chains
  • Data Analytics for Sustainable Businesses
  • Financing a Sustainable Venture
  • Crafting the Entrepreneurial Business Model
  • Sustainable Strategy I
  • Sustainability Toolkit Workshops II

Focusing on Sustainability & Innovation

  • Driving Sustainable Change
  • Driving Innovation from Base of the Pyramid
  • Innovation Strategy: From Idea to Market
  • Sustainable Strategy II
  • Sustainable Products Branding & Marketing
  • Green Supply Chain
  • ESG Reporting: A Primer

Sustainable Innovation in Action

  • Summer Practicum Project
  • Law as a Framework for Entrepreneurial Business



To complement the core curriculum, the program also incorporates sustainable business leaders in the classroom through the Innovator in Residence speaker series. These talks are presented exclusively for Sustainable Innovation MBA students and provide an open and intimate forum to hear from and interact with thought leaders in the socially responsible business arena.

Innovators in Residence share their personal experiences drawn from work in B Corporations, sustainable development, social enterprises, impact investing, socially responsible businesses and leading nonprofits.

Innovators in Residence have included:

  • Jostein Solheim, CEO, Ben & Jerry's
  • Sean Larkin, CEO, OnLogic
  • David Blittersdorf, Founder, AllEarth Renewables
  • Valeria Budinich, Ashoka
  • Iqbal Quadir, Founder, Grameen Phone
  • Mary Powell, CEO, Green Mountain Power
  • Brian Kelly, CEO, Keurig Green Mountain
  • Matt Arnold, Head of Sustainable Finance, JP Morgan Chase
  • Yao Huang, Founder, The Hatchery
  • Richard Stammer, CEO, Cabot
  • Justin Bakule, Director, Shared Value Initiative, FSG
  • Erin Meezan, CSO, Interface
  • Kate Williams, CEO, 1% for the Planet
  • Duane Peterson, Co-President, SunCommon


Unlike a Master's program focused on sustainability alone, the Sustainable Innovation MBA takes an integrated approach to sustainable business — embedding environmental and social considerations into all facets of the management toolkit.

The interdisciplinary curriculum equips students to lead in fields beyond sustainability by building their experience in core business functions, with sustainability integrated throughout.

"Ben & Jerry’s Associate US Marketing Manager (and 2015 SI-MBA alumnus) Brodie O’Brien leads a marketing workshop for the class of 2020. "

Ben & Jerry’s Associate US Marketing Manager (and 2015 SI-MBA alumnus) Brodie O’Brien leads a marketing workshop for the class of 2020.







Application Deadline:
Applications for the 2024-25 cohort will close July 12, 2024.
International student applications to close June 22, 2024.
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