MBA in Managing for Sustainability Students Discuss Malawi Research Trip, September 17

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MBA in Managing for Sustainability Students Discuss Malawi Research Trip, September 17

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MBA students (Brattlelboro, VT) discuss research trip to Toleza Farm in Malawi this Friday, 9/17 http://3bl.me/e9mtwm

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Friday, September 17, 7:00pm, Room 2East

Frontline of Sustainability: The Toleza Farm in Malawi, Africa

In August, a team of 6 students and faculty from the Marlboro MBA in Managing for Sustainability traveled to Malawi, Africa to visit Toleza Farms, a 4000 acre active farm that employs 700 local citizens. The team expected a typical tour of this Southeast African nation: visiting points of geographic and cultural interest, experiencing a safari, and learning about a large-scale farm business. They instead witnessed the profound humanitarian and environmental challenges that this unique farm faces in its efforts to attain sustainability.

Come learn what the team really discovered about this remarkable business in rural Malawi, and hear about the profound effect this experience had on each of the travelers at the culmination of their MBA studies. Listen to the dreams and challenges faced by individuals in the Toleza Farms community, the legacy this team intends to leave with the Toleza and Marlboro communities,  and why one farm in rural Malawi has everything to do with making the curriculum of the MBA in Managing for Sustainability come alive.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 12:30pm

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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) Brattleboro, VT - (September 14, 2010) - Marlboro College Graduate School will host a free, public presentation by current MBA students, entitled "Frontline of Sustainability: The Toleza Farm of Malawi, Africa" at 7:00pm on Friday, September 17 in Room 2East, as part of its MBA in Managing for Sustainability Featured Speaker Series.

In August, a team of 6 students and faculty from the Marlboro MBA in Managing for Sustainability traveled to Malawi, Africa to visit Toleza Farms, a 4000 acre active farm that employs 700 local citizens. The team expected a typical tour of a Southeast African nation: visiting points of geographic and cultural interest, experiencing a safari, and learning about a large-scale farm business. They instead witnessed the profound humanitarian and environmental challenges that this unique farm faces in its efforts to attain sustainability.

Under the guidance of program director Ralph Meima, the Marlboro MBA in Managing for Sustainability is taught in person and online, with students and faculty coming together for three days each month at the downtown Brattleboro, Vermont, campus of the Marlboro College Graduate Center. Over the course of two years, MBA students earn 60 credits in classes, internships and independent research.

The Marlboro College Graduate Center is located at 28 Vernon Street in Brattleboro, Vermont. For more information, contact the Marlboro College Public Relations department at 802-251-7644 or pr@marlboro.edu.

Since 1997, Marlboro College Graduate School has offered master's degrees, certificate programs and professional development courses to working adults in a blended format that combines online learning and face-to-face classes. Current programs include a Master of Arts in Teaching with Technology, a Master of Science in Information Technologies, a Master of Science in Management - Health Care Administration, an MBA in Managing for Sustainability, and a wholly online Bachelor of Arts completion program for Managing Information Systems. Marlboro College Graduate School is part of Marlboro College, a private, four year liberal arts college with a history of teaching students to think clearly and learn independently.

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Chris Lenois
Marlboro College Graduate School
http://gradschool.marlboro.edu
Keywords: MBA | Malawi | Marlboro College | Sustainability | africa | agriculture | higher education | toleza farm

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