Concentration in Sustainability (MBA)

Illinois Institute of Technology

Date Posted: Feb. 25, 2016
Submitted by: Monika Urbanski
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Tags: mba
Program Type: Specialization/Concentration/Emphasis
Distance: Local Only
Commitment: Both


This concentration prepares students for an understanding how an organization can develop a competitive advantage while allowing the planet's natural resources to support it indefinitely. The concepts described would be applicable to manufacturing and service corporations, government bodies, and NGOs. Courses deal with the philosophy of industrial ecology along with the application of its tools such as industrial metabolism, life cycle analysis, and design for the environment; sustainable strategies necessary to compete in the "next economy", energy alternatives and related driving forces, and the development of sustainable communities. The Sustainable Enterprise concentration prepares students for careers in corporate strategic planning, environmental policy development, management consulting, product design and marketing, and entrepreneurship.

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