MBA Programs in Sustainability

Compare 7 MBA Programs in Sustainability

A Master of Business Administration is a high-level professional degree that many people spend their academic career pursuing. Students working on an MBA may take courses in operations, marketing, finance and accounting.

An MBA degree can be earned in several different specialties. One of the highly relevant specialties available now is sustainability. What is an MBA in Sustainability? This is a business degree that is particularly focused on ecological and social awareness, sustainable leadership and progressive thinking. Some programs put distinct focus on entrepreneurship as well as leadership skills and components like green technology. This degree often offers students the opportunity to choose electives of particular interest in addition to assigned classes.

An MBA in Sustainability concentrates on several skills that have immense value both professionally and in the real world. A few of these are entrepreneurship, stakeholder engagement and social awareness. These skills can be particularly important if candidates apply for positions at companies that value social responsibility.

The cost of an MBA in Sustainability can vary widely depending on the institution the degree is from, as well as whether some or all of the classes are taken online. It is important to thoroughly research all available options.

Social responsibility and green business are very popular in today’s marketplace, making a Master of Business Administration in Sustainability a highly valuable degree. This degree could lead to numerous careers, available at all levels of experience, such as a consultant for corporate responsibility and sustainability, director of sustainable strategy or sustainability analyst. This MBA can help a candidate be more competitive for any of the above positions and more.

Many institutions worldwide offer an MBA in Sustainability, both as a traditional degree and also as online courses that are more accessible to students worldwide. To get started, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Sustainability Management

Sustainability Management School
Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 2 years Switzerland Gland

The aim of the Master of Business Administration in Sustainability Management is to offer a predominantly professionally-oriented education that addresses sustainability challenges facing leaders in today’s complex work patterns. This Master Program is interdisciplinary since it blends business strategy, natural and social sciences. [+]

The aim of the full time (one year) or part-time (two years) Master of Business Administration in Sustainability Management is to offer a predominantly professionally-oriented education that addresses sustainability challenges facing leaders in today’s complex work patterns. This Master Program is interdisciplinary since it blends business strategy, natural and social sciences. Designed for all professionals in corporations, non-profits, and governmental agencies demanding sustainability knowledge and practice. Applicants learn how to apply innovative solutions to a sustainable economy, society, and environment. During the courses, you have the opportunity to network with our partners while searching for a job or enhancing your career.... [-]


Dual MBA/MPA in Sustainable Management, San Francisco Hybrid

Presidio Graduate School
Online & Campus Combined Full time 3 years September 2018 USA San Francisco

Presidio Graduate School offers full-time students the ability to earn two master degrees in three years through the MBA/MPA Dual Degree in Sustainable Management. Students complete this 90-credit rigorous curriculum combining the best of our private sector innovation education with our cutting-edge public sector training. [+]

"Business and government are so radically intertwined, and both fundamentally human institutions – the separation, if one ever existed, is increasingly thin - policy shapes business and business shapes policy and the same people are playing both sides of the game. Sustainability can't be fostered by business alone, nor government alone, but both working in concert." -Edward West, Founder, Mission Motors MBA '07, Presidio Graduate School

MBA/MPA Dual Degree:

Presidio Graduate School offers full-time students in San Francisco the ability to earn two master degrees in three years: An MBA and an MPA in Sustainable Management. Students complete this 90-credit rigorous curriculum combining the best of our private sector innovation education with our cutting-edge public sector training.... [-]


MBA in Sustainable Management, San Francisco Hybrid

Presidio Graduate School
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 2 - 4 years September 2018 USA San Francisco + 1 more

Tomorrow’s business leaders must understand the many complex and interdependent issues that define sustainability, from climate change and clean tech to stakeholder engagement and social responsibility. Presidio Graduate School is the place where these leaders thrive. [+]

Connecting rigorous management theory and practice with ecological and social awareness, systems thinking and sustainable leadership.

Please note: Due to the hybrid (blended online/monthly in-person courses) course structure, this program is not open for international students requiring a student visa. Please look at our MBA in Sustainable Business, Seattle Metro program if a student visa is required.

All three of our Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees are for those who envision a more just, prosperous and sustainable world. Presidio Graduate School empowers students to become skilled and visionary leaders, change agents and entrepreneurs in any field or enterprise. The most distinctive element of our programs is our signature integrated curriculum designed to connect rigorous management theory and practice with ecological and social awareness, systems thinking and sustainable leadership.... [-]


MBA in Sustainable Systems, Seattle Hybrid

Presidio Graduate School
Online & Campus Combined Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Seattle San Francisco + 1 more

MBA in Sustainable Systems. A short ferry ride from Seattle, IslandWood is what summer camp wants to be when it grows up – a regenerative retreat once a month in a LEED Gold campus nestled in a 255-acre wonderland of forests, ponds, bogs and tree houses. [+]

“At PGS, instead of learning how it was done in the past, I learned to create how it will be done in the future.” ~Libby Johnson McKee, MBA (C9), Director, Amazon.com

On the island, we put our values into action, from breakfast to bedtime.

Please note: Due to the hybrid (blended online/monthly in-person courses) course structure, this program is not open for international students requiring a student visa. Please look at our MBA in Sustainable Business, Seattle Metro program if a student visa is required.

MBA in Sustainable Systems. A short ferry ride from Seattle, IslandWood is what summer camp wants to be when it grows up – a regenerative retreat once a month in a LEED Gold campus nestled in a 255-acre wonderland of forests, ponds, bogs and tree houses. IslandWood’s talented kitchen staff churns out delicious meals with a dedication to local, organic, seasonal food that enriches the earth. IslandWood stands at the brink of a closed-loop system; beautiful, thoughtfully designed buildings provide a case study in sustainability. The perfect setting to tackle the world’s wicked problems.... [-]


MBA in Sustainable Business, Seattle Metro

Presidio Graduate School
Campus Full time Part time 24 - 27 months August 2018 USA Seattle + 1 more

The Seattle Metro MBA in Sustainable Business is the only program offered by PGS for learners who require a student visa. All courses are taught through a lens of sustainability and meet in Seattle, Washington for weekly in-person classes. Additional elective courses are also taught on Saturdays on Bainbridge Island, Washington. [+]

The Metro MBA curriculum covers traditional business fundamentals—economics, accounting, finance, marketing, operations, and strategy—all through the lens of sustainability. Students learn conventional and non-conventional theory while working in teams on real-world applied projects in virtually every class. As a capstone sequence, students undertake a project in entrepreneurship or intrapreneurship. In the second year of the program, students also have a number of elective options, including study abroad, a residential program on creativity and innovation, concentrations in finance or cooperative management, or deeper engagement in organizational leadership through the ALP course sequence in the Seattle Hybrid MBA program.... [-]


MBA Wine, Sustainability & Sales

University of Applied Sciences Ludwigshafen am Rhein
Online & Campus Combined Part time 4 semesters October 2018 Germany Ludwigshafen am Rhein

Master of Business Administration (MBA) with an international approach and focus on sustainable management and sales concepts, using real-world examples from today's wine industry
The degree is state-recognized and accredited. [+]

Our concept

Success in business is no longer just dependent on the quality of the product. Managers face numerous challenges for sustainable business management, including globalization, climate change, shifts in customer behavior, and running large companies with more complex workflows (and greater risks), to name just a few examples. To be successful domestically and abroad, managers must be able to recognize and effectively evaluate business opportunities in the marketplace and pursue them in a sustainable way. That also holds true for business in the wine industry.

Business management and sales skills

Sustainable business management and sales skills are at the center of this programme. Practical problem-solving strategies and business tools are taught using real-world examples from the wine industry.... [-]


Mba Sustainability Management

Leuphana University of Luneburg
Online & Campus Combined Full time 2 - 4 semesters March 2018 Germany Lüneburg

Sustainability Management, CSR, Soft Skills, Hand Competences - with the MBA Sustainability Management Distance Management course, you will be comprehensively qualified to implement sustainability in an entrepreneurial manner. Since its founding in 2003, the continuing education program has been one of the leading "Green MBA" programs worldwide, offering a unique and optimal combination of management knowledge, personality development, soft skills and responsible corporate management. [+]

SUSTAINABILITY MANAGEMENT - CSR - COMPANY MANAGEMENT

Sustainability management, CSR, soft skills, skills - with the Fernstudium MBA Sustainability Management You will be comprehensively qualified to implement sustainability. Since its founding in 2003, the continuing education program has been one of the leading "Green MBA" programs worldwide, offering a unique and optimal combination of management knowledge, personality development, soft skills and responsible corporate management.

In addition to comprehensive management qualifications, you also acquire the increasingly sought-after ability to manage sustainable development and corporate responsibility through a wide range of professional and supra-scientific studies. The MBA thus qualifies the students for management positions and opens up new career opportunities.... [-]