Blend business and environmentalism with an MBA in sustainability
Students who are interested in integrating environmentally friendly practices into everyday business may want to consider pursing a master's in business administration (MBA) with a focus on sustainability, reports TriplePundit.com.
While traditional MBA programs place an emphasis on finances, sustainable MBAs teach students about the so-called "triple bottom line," which includes the environmental and social impact of a company as well as its fiscal health.
"You have to use entrepreneurial thinking to solve problems without taking away from the environment," Candida Brush, a professor of entrepreneurship at a Massachusetts-based college, told the news source.
According to SustainableIndustries.com, people who earn MBAs with a focus in sustainability can find employment in the field of corporate social responsibility. The number of jobs in this area reportedly grew by 37 percent in the three-and-a-half-year period ending in January 2008, and opportunities in this realm have continued to grow rapidly since then.
Many other graduates of these programs go on to start their own businesses, using their training to ensure that their companies fulfill financial as well as environmental responsibilities.