USF to Offer MBA in Sustainability and Online MBA

In Fall 2012, the University of Saint Francis will begin offering a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Sustainability. An online MBA will also be offered.

The new program is the result of collaboration between the Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and the School of Arts and Sciences. With a business core of 24 hours and an environmental science core of 15 hours, the program combines the business school's MBA with the arts and sciences school's Master of Science (MS) in Environmental Science.

The MBA in Sustainability is designed to prepare graduates for the technical and commercial demands of the real world — including working with companies that are seeking to protect the environment through "green" initiatives, while increasing productivity and reducing costs. Most similar, existing programs are found in universities on the East and West coasts. The USF program will be one of the few offered in the Midwest and will focus on the industrial heartland's environmental issues.

For anyone seeking personal growth and career advancement, the new MBA program should be of interest because it enables graduates to recognize and adapt to ever-changing global business environments. For busy professionals, the online MBA provides a great option. Thanks to its flexible format, the online program can be pursued at an accelerated pace or one that accommodates a tight schedule — and, it requires very limited time on campus for the necessary lab experiences.