Friday, March 20, 2009

Are Green MBAs Appealing?

A new Bright Green MBA program at the Marshall Goldsmith School of Management at Alliant International University, San Diego, is tapping into demand among experienced workers looking to move into federal stimulus-funded green jobs fields.

Alliant officials say students should choose a Green MBA because the $80 billion Recovery Act will create a green industry in need of executives, professionals and entrepreneurs.

A Green MBA could lead to work in fields such as building design, alternative energy and energy efficiency, as well as green consulting.

And, as green grows in popularity, corporations will want to promote their operations as socially and environmentally responsible and to green up their supply chains.

Alliant also argues that a green career offers positive karma. In the green business world, you get financial rewards and the personal satisfaction of making a positive contribution to the environment.

Other schools running Green MBA programs include Dominican University and Presidio School of Management in San Francisco, and Bainbridge Graduate Institute, Bainbridge Island, Washington.

Colorado State University, Ft. Collins and the University of Michigan , Ann Arbor offer MBAs in sustainable enterprise.

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