SI-MBA student with headline reinvent business as a force for good

WE EQUIP TOMORROW’S CHANGEMAKERS WITH THE TOOLS TO TRANSFORM BUSINESS

The Sustainable Innovation MBA at the University of Vermont is the leading program for emerging changemakers who believe business can — and must — become a force for good.

Our accelerated, 12-month program integrates sustainable business practices across disciplines, focusing on the tools needed to manage business today and lead through change tomorrow. Sustainable Innovation MBA graduates jump back into work with the knowledge and skills they need to become change agents in fields as diverse as impact investing, sustainable development, mission-driven marketing, supply chain management, nonprofit management, and other socially responsible business functions.

The University of Vermont also offers a 15-credit, fully online Certificate of Graduate Study in Sustainable Enterprise, using core curriculum from the Sustainable Innovation MBA program.

No.1 Green MBA Princeton Review 2020 2019 2018

LEADING DESTINATION FOR CHANGEMAKERS

The Sustainable Innovation MBA (SI-MBA) is recognized as a trailblazer in business education. The program has received national and international recognition, including:

  • No.1 “Best Green MBA” by Princeton Review in 2018, 2019 & 2020;
  • No.1 US-based “Better World MBA” by Corporate Knights in 2019;
  • No.4  Global “Better World MBA” by Corporate Knights in 2019;
  • No.5  Global “Better World MBA” by Corporate Knights in 2018;
  • Top 10 “Better World MBA” by Corporate Knights in 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021;

WHY SI-MBA?

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INTEGRATED SUSTAINABILITY

SI-MBA is an accelerated program that focuses on the essential toolkit to manage — and transform — business. It makes for a rapid learning experience that has graduates back out in the world and making an impact in less time. See how our alumni are creating impact here.

SI-MBA student at graduation

ONE-YEAR PROGRAM

We designed the Sustainable Innovation MBA from the ground up to integrate environmental, social, and governance considerations into the MBA curriculum. This means our graduates develop holistic, interdisciplinary approaches that help businesses grow profitably and sustainably. Explore our curriculum here.

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VERMONT BUSINESS ECOSYSTEM

SI-MBA is a full-time, on-campus program, based in Burlington, Vermont — one of the most progressive business environments in the world. Students meet and learn from globally recognized sustainable business leaders who are on the forefront of redefining the role of business in society.

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HANDS-ON PRACTICUM PROJECT

The capstone experience of the SI-MBA program is completing a practicum project—a hands-on, full-time consulting engagement within an existing or emerging enterprise. Recent host organizations have included Ashoka, Ben & Jerry’s, Burton Snowboards, Facebook, Pepsico, REI Co-op, and Seventh Generation. Learn about practicum projects here.

 

 

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  • LYDIA CARROON ‘16

    “SI-MBA gave me the ability to think holistically about businesses and their impact on people and the planet.”


    Business Operations Manager, Airband Initiative
    Microsoft

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Snapshot

Application Deadline:
Applications for 2022-23 will close May 1, 2022. All documents must be in by May 15, 2022.
Program start date:
Mid-August
Tuition:
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Credits:
45 credits
Program duration range:
One year
Learning format:
On-campus