Accelerated Online MBA
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Greener Development, Greater Potential

There are tens of thousands of green development projects underway around the globe. LEED certification is an increasingly desirable credential for builders, with a trend toward the renovation of existing structures to integrate eco-friendly improvements.

Here in the United States, some municipalities are mandating green development in terms of water conservation, alternative energy features, and an overall lighter carbon footprint. A number of cloud-based and wireless technologies for building automation have also emerged to facilitate the green movement.

Choosing a career path in the area of green development can truly offer a world of opportunity for professionals who care about future of the planet, as well as their own potential to thrive.

Pursuing Your Sustainable Business MBA Concentration at Marylhurst

The Sustainable Business MBA program at Marylhurst University offers you a comprehensive traditional business education with a forward-thinking look at sustainability and green business practices. It’s a truly pioneering approach towards green development, and an education that will help define the future of business practices across the globe.

We are dedicated to delivering an innovative online educational experience to eco-minded individuals who are driven by possibility and opportunity. Our goal is to help you reach your goals for professional development, personal enrichment and career advancement in the sustainable business concentration that excites and inspires you the most.

Online MBA in Sustainable Business with Green Development Concentration

Marylhurst University has been offering online business degree programs since 1996, long before many other institutions of higher learning. As such, we can offer you the opportunity to study with an accomplished leader in online adult learning that provides a complete education and flexible scheduling within a completely virtual environment.

Through the online environment students and instructors can directly interact, creating a unique classroom experience for the study of sustainable business theories and practices. Choosing to focus on green development as your preferred concentration will challenge you to:

  • Champion green-conscious business development initiatives.
  • Study the advantages and drawbacks of new construction and retrofitting existing buildings.
  • Explore the environmental factors, government regulations, and laws that influence building plans and construction efforts.
  • Address the various political, regulatory, economic, and social forces that impact urban planning and development.
  • Learn what it takes to build sustainable communities and create an environmentally-friendly and socially-conscious business presence.

Innovative & Relevant Green Development Curriculum

The Marylhurst University Sustainable Business MBA with a concentration in Green Development can help you appreciate what it truly takes to build green, develop green initiatives, and stay green for the long run. Our curriculum covers the principles of sustainability from an economic and environmental perspective, as well as the complexities of implementing sustainability initiatives in commercial and residential venues.

You will have the chance to explore the future of sustainable communities, investigating how demographic, socio-cultural, political, economic, technological, and environmental forces intertwine to shape green development. You’ll be presented with multiple urban planning theories, principles and practices, and study various international approaches to environmental and sustainability issues.

Green development students also learn modeling and quantitative methods for validating decisions, along with how to conduct actionable research on topics like water usage, chemical mitigation, solar installations, and more. Other subjects tackled within online Sustainable Business MBA program include:

  • Environmental Accounting
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance and Sustainability
  • Resource Economics
  • Socially Sustainable Marketing
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Sustainable Development
  • Sustainable Management
  • Urban Planning Fundamentals

Why Choose Marylhurst University

Our private, not-for-profit university has been in existence since 1893 and is recognized by The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL). Marylhurst also carries regional accreditation from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

We inaugurated our Master of Business Administration program in 1990, and became one of the first in the nation to offer online MBA courses in 1996. Today, Marylhurst University continues our promise to deliver innovation in education with the first of its kind MBA in Sustainable Business.

Consistent with our heritage as a Catholic university, Marylhurst is also fully committed to faith-inspired values. It is our intention to educate leaders of competence, conscience and compassion who will work to create a more just, humane and sustainable world.

In fact, we have created our very own Sustainability Advisory Council to help us live our values of caring for people, safeguarding the planet, and conducting ourselves with integrity. We take our responsibility towards earth stewardship very seriously, and are an active part of the sustainable community culture that is so prevalent in our hometown of Portland, Oregon.

Our collective efforts to establish Marylhurst University as a model of ecological sustainability supports our students’ goals for responsible participation in a rapidly changing world. Your interest in environmentally friendly and socially conscious green development is very much in sync with our institution of higher learning