University of Vermont Replaces Traditional MBA with Sustainable Entrepreneurship Program

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University of Vermont Replaces Traditional MBA with Sustainable Entrepreneurship Program

by Vikas Vij
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Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 8:00am

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Future business leaders need to understand and engage with corporate sustainability issues at an early stage. Bringing sustainable learning to the core of business education is vital to ensuring that sustainability becomes the norm in the way companies think and perform. Business schools are in a strong position to cultivate leaders who can build sustainable economic value and create companies that contribute positively to the local and global communities.

The University of Vermont has launched its newest accredited program called the Sustainable Entrepreneurship MBA (SEMBA) Program which replaces its former standard MBA degrees. According to the university, the SEMBA program will train business leaders to focus on more than just the bottom line, and employ sustainable resources and business models to build a better planet. The university believes that by shifting the focus on responsible business leadership, it will generate a new breed of entrepreneurs who are in high demand across the country.

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Vikas is a staff writer for the Sustainable Development news and editorial section on Justmeans. He is an MBA with 20 years of managerial and entrepreneurial experience and global travel. He is the author of "The Power of Money" (Scholars, 2003), a book that presents a revolutionary monetary economic theory on poverty alleviation in the developing world. Vikas is also the official writer for an international social project for developing nations "Decisions for Life" run in collaboration between the ILO, the University of Amsterdam and the Indian Institute of Management.

Keywords: Education | Academia | Innovation & Technology | Responsible Business & Employee Engagement | Sustainable Entrepreneurship MBA (SEMBA) | University of Vermont (UVM) | best practices | higher education

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