Traditional full-time MBA programs take two years, with the first year dedicated largely to “core courses” and the second year dedicated to electives in an area of specialization. So how does The Sustainable Innovation MBA deliver the critical content of an MBA program, plus a substantial amount of new material focused on sustainability and innovation, and do it in only 12 months?

  1. Focus on the Critical MBA Toolkit: Since we designed The Sustainable Innovation MBA from the ground up, we were able to select the most critical sets of core knowledge, skills, and capabilities that an MBA graduate must know and include them in a redesigned format of accelerated courses, each taught from the perspective of sustainable innovation. Some of the “traditional” core content that could be easily learned remotely is included in a carefully designed online module that students take before the start of classes. This allows us to bring everyone up to speed on the basics in areas like accounting, finance, and economics before they arrive on campus.
  2. Reduce or Eliminate Legacy Material: Traditional MBA programs have come to include material and content that might have served an important purpose at one time, but may no longer be relevant to today’s business climate. This legacy content remains institutionalized as part of faculty teaching loads in traditional programs. We were able to closely examine the curriculum and reduce or eliminate some non-essential “legacy” content, while incorporating “future-oriented” material such as systems thinking, data analytics, and innovation strategy.
  3. Maintain an Integrated Focus on Sustainability: What makes The Sustainable Innovation MBA truly unique is its integration of environmental, social, and governance challenges throughout the curriculum. We bring in leading professors and practitioners to add value to the classroom experience through coursework, workshops, and presentations. Our capstone practicum projects give students the opportunity to apply the tools and concepts they’ve learned throughout the year to a real-world sustainable innovation challenge within an existing or startup organization.

In a one year program, every hour of class time matters. We carefully plan our curriculum to give you the full MBA toolkit in one year, so you can get back to changing the world for the better.