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MBA: Bright Green MBA


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The Bright Green MBA program is an adaptation of the existing MBA program at ASM. The core MBA curriculum is woven into a sequence of courses and experiences that prepare students to be effective leaders for a changing world.†
Courses are arranged in five strands:

Foundations of Sustainability – three courses that introduce students to the basics of sustainable thinking, key management approaches for sustainable organizations and systems thinking
Shifting Mindsets – three courses that focus on changing the way we look at traditional business topics to succeed in a sustainable world. Courses focus on marketing and consumption, leadership and change, and the socially responsible business including ethical practices and responsibility for all corporate stakeholders.
Making the Business Case – two courses that focus on skills and theories that help leaders make the business case for sustainability, including key financial, accounting and statistical tools.
The Strategy of Sustainability – four courses that frame various aspects of strategic thinking in a sustainable organization. The first, gives an overview of the strategic thinking, introducing tools that help leaders to focus on strategies that are sustainable. A second course focuses on entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship as strategic perspectives. The third looks at sustainable products, services and operations including sustainable design as a strategic advantage. Finally, the capstone course provides consulting opportunities for students to partner with local organizations to enhance sustainability and provide practical experience for students.
Professional Practice – one course delivered over the entire program in small seminars focusing on career skills, self-awareness, emotional intelligence, team building and other personal and professional skills to enhance students’ marketability and success.

The Bright Green MBA program has 12 courses and a Professional Practice component, which runs through the program. 

Degree Requirements - 50 units


Students will attend the program in cohorts over a 24-month period (six terms). Course delivery is offered in a hybrid format. Cohorts of students will attend classes together over long weekends once a month, and via on-line delivery of classes in between the weekends. Two courses are offered in each term and students attend three terms per calendar year.† Each term consists of three weekend sessions and approximately five one-hour on-line sessions. The sequencing of the courses will be available at the start of the initial cohort. The exception to this is the Professional Practice course that will be offered throughout the six terms in small seminars.

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