You care about people, and you care about the environment. Now learn how to make that work in business.
Companies large and small are now recognizing the importance of sustainability, and new opportunities in the area abound. Our MBA in Sustainable Business will train you to create or support a profitable business that offers life-sustaining products and services while helping you grow into the best person you can be.
- Gain cutting-edge knowledge about sustainable business from nationally recognized faculty
- Learn how a business can help the environment while still being profitable
- Enjoy the support of a community of fellow students, entrepreneurs, and business people who share your vision of making the world a more sustainable place
- Study full-time on-campus or part-time online
- Practice the Transcendental Meditation technique daily to reduce stress, enhance clear thinking, and support your personal growth
This program is also accredited by the IACBE:
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Focus on sustainable business
The theme for each semester is based on one of the main business functions: marketing, accounting, operations, etc. The semester begins with an introductory course on that theme and ends with a course on sustainable business in the context of that theme.
Professors who care
In small classes—MBA courses typically are under 20 students—you get to know your professors and they get to know you. You’ll always have the benefit of their knowledge and support.
Sustainable business capstone project
The Capstone Project consists of several classes and the completion of a practical community project. In their classes, students conduct case studies of local businesses that embrace sustainability, learn about sustainable technologies and tools for measuring sustainability, and study the mechanics of fostering sustainable communities. Then they conduct research, present their findings, and recommend sustainable solutions.
Online students usually choose projects that benefit their current employer.
Find out how previous students made an impact in the Fairfield community during their capstone project.
Already have a business degree?
If you have an undergraduate degree with a major in business, you may receive waiver credit for any of the seven foundation areas in which you received a grade of B or higher: Marketing, Accounting, Financial Management, Business Law and Ethics, Operations Management, Human Resource Management, and Management Information Systems. Maximum of 18 credits may be waived.
Transcendental Meditation – the tool to increase your sensitivity and awareness
All MIU students practice the Transcendental Meditation (TM®) technique, a scientifically validated method to reduce stress, develop clarity of mind, and build broad awareness, which are all essential qualities for excelling in the techniques and practices of sustainable business.
Oprah Winfrey, in an interview with Dr. Mehmet Oz, talks about how she learned Transcendental Meditation and benefited so much that she subsequently paid the course fee for all 400 of her employees to learn TM, and the changes it has brought.
“9:00 in the morning, and 4:30 in the afternoon no matter what is going on, we stop and we meditate,” says Winfrey, ”And you can’t imagine what has happened in the company, people who used to have migraines, don’t. People are sleeping better, they are having better relationships and they are interacting with other people better. It’s been fantastic.” About herself, she says that she becomes a 1000% better person when, through TM, she brings herself in touch with something greater than herself.