Sustainable Business MBA
The MUM MBA program, which is one of just six in the country with a dedicated focus on sustainability, will be rolling out a slate of new courses in sustainability this spring semester. The courses range from Measuring & Reporting on Sustainability to Sustainable Community Development. "We're eager to prepare students to participate in the wave of sustainability that's currently sweeping the business world," said Scott Herriott, co-chair of the management department. Dr. Herriott's course on measuring and modeling will teach students the various ways sustainability is measured, such as the elements of LEED certification and how to figure out an organization's carbon footprint. Faculty member John Revolinski, who also serves on the Fairfield City Council and who has played a role in the city's sustainability initiatives, will teach students how communities can develop sustainability. Any such move toward sustainability requires a community or corporation to make fundamental changes, and that will be the focus of a course on organizational change for sustainability. David Goodman will teach students how to use an important new software program that lets one create models of sustainable technologies. Also new this coming semester will be a course on employee health and wellness, an important aspect of organization sustainability. Complementing these courses will be several that have already been offered in the past, including sustainable technologies, socially responsible investing, and socially & environmentally responsible management. "We're now covering a wide spectrum of topics on sustainability," Dr. Herriott said.