22 January 2012
The Green MBA Featured in the San Francisco Business Times
Green M.B.A. programs offer alternative models
By Hannah Albarazi
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Excerpt from the article:
In San Rafael, Dominican University of California has been offering an M.B.A. in Sustainable Enterprise for ten years. Dean Dan Moshavi said the university’s School of Business and Leadership program is designed to “help students combine their own social value sets with what’s going on in the world … to align their career goals more closely with their personal views.”
“People are using good business acumen to transform, meet and exceed social needs,” Moshavi said.
Rachel Stauffer, a 2009 almunus of the Green MBA program at Dominican University, who is designing a retreat and farm in Occidental, called Tree of Life Farm, described Ecological Economics, as the most valuable class she took during her M.B.A.
“It incorporated how to use recycled and reused materials to make products in major industries. It taught you to think about the lifecycle of what you were doing and design it appropriately,” said Stauffer.