Classroom-based learning is critical and The Sustainable Innovation MBA curriculum is unique in its design and focus. However, real world exposure and experience are also crucial to the development of the personal perspective and skills needed to be an effective sustainable entrepreneur. Accordingly, The Sustainable Innovation MBA integrates several elements that provide practical, hands-on experience and connections.

Modules and Courses:

The program is structured in 4 modules of 8 weeks each. Each module is made of a series of short, intense courses. The number of courses per module varies. The students in each cohort learn and grow together as a cohesive group, and forming life long professional and personal relationships.

Every course addresses issues of sustainability. Business cases are shared across courses and these business cases focus on how certain corporations are building a more inclusive, resilient, and sustainable economy. The curriculum will discuss in depth how the global challenges associated with sustainability, when viewed through a business lens, can help identify managerial strategies and practices to achieve sustainable economic growth while simultaneously driving shareholder value.

The Sustainable Innovation MBA Curriculum

For detailed course descriptions and curriculum click here to download the 2020-2021 Curriculum Description (PDF)

Summer Preparation (self-paced, online)

  • Financial Accounting for Sustainable Enterprises

MODULE 1: Foundations of Management

  • Business Strategy for a Sustainable World
  • Finance for Innovators I
  • Sustainable Brand Marketing
  • Teamwork for Sustained Innovation
  • Business Economics
  • Cost Models for the Transformational Enterprise

MODULE 2: Building A Sustainable Enterprise

  • From CSR to Creating Sustainable Shared Value
  • Business Sustainability and Public Policy
  • Marketing Decision Making Under Uncertainty
  • Leading for Sustainable Innovation
  • Finance for Innovators II
  • Entrepreneurial Family Business

MODULE 3: Growing A Sustainable Enterprise

  • Sustainable Operations and Green Supply Chains
  • Data Analytics for Sustainable Businesses
  • Financing a Sustainable Venture
  • Crafting the Entrepreneurial Business Model
  • Financing a Sustainable Venture
  • Driving Sustainable Change I
  • Sustinability Toolkit

MODULE 4: Focusing on Sustainability

  • Driving Sustainable Change II
  • Driving Innovation from Base of the Pyramid
  • Innovation Strategy: From Idea to Market
  • Accounting for a Sustainable Enterprise
  • Systems Tools for Sustainability
  • Sustainability Toolkit II

PRACTICUM: Sustainable Entrepreneurship in Action

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


Meet our Faculty & Staff


Past Sustainable Innovators in Residence have included:

Sustainable Innovation MBA brings leading-edge practitioners-both executive change agents in companies, and start-up entrepreneurs-- to campus to share their personal experience and perspective with the Sustainable Innovation MBA students. Attendance is a requirement for all students and the sessions are only open to Sustainable Innovation MBA students and faculty. This provides you with unparalleled networking opportunities through direct and personal contact with leading practitioners. Past Sustainable Entrepreneurs in Residence have included:

  • Jostein Solheim, CEO, Ben & Jerry's
  • 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