We provide experience-based business education that enables students to implement an integrated approach to sustainability so that the world we share thrives now and into the future.
To be a leader in progressive, accessible graduate level business education - where students, teachers, practitioners and thinkers of all ages and backgrounds convene to study and advance economic, organizational and environmental sustainability.
The MBA in Sustainability attracts students with diverse backgrounds: seasoned executives, midcareer professionals, entrepreneurs, and recent graduates. They come from nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and for-profit corporations. Some work full time while going to school. Others come in the beginning stages of their careers. Their common thread is a desire to make a difference in how businesses practice sustainability.
The wide range of professional and academic backgrounds of our students enriches the classroom discussions. No matter their background, our students leave as competitive MBA graduates with the skills necessary to navigate the complexities of a global economy.
Our students come from near and far. We have students who commute from New York City; Burlington, Vermont; Montreal; and communities across New England. Some students fly in from Seattle, Florida, Washington, D.C., and Georgia for weekend classes. We also have accelerated students who relocate to Keene, New Hampshire.
Our graduates are prepared to work in small to large corporations, nonprofits, and startup businesses.
The MBA program fosters participation and interaction. Students find the academic support they need to become managers who can lead diverse teams. Students practice modeling their leadership skills and so graduate with exceptional strategic approaches to business and organizational effectiveness. Class sizes are carefully restricted. In addition to classwork, students engage in a faculty-supervised practicum, a capstone project that allows students to develop the theoretical understanding and the practical skills to have a strong sustainability expertise unique to their interests and values.
Examples of our MBA graduates’ professions:
- Executive Director of Food for Free
- Executive Director, Seacoast Buy Local
- Chief Thrivability Officer, iStartup Community Centers
- Intern, Urban Plantations
- Green Business Specialist, Center for EcoTechnology
- Sustainability and Energy Consultant
- Executive Director -Energize New York
- Intern, Eco Brooklyn
- Volunteer Coordinator, ECO City Farms
- Energy Program Specialist, Vermont Department of Public Service
- Associate, Ernst and Young
- Director Environmental Safety and Compliance, Velcro
- Farm to School Project Coordinator, State of Washington
- Grant Writer, Gulf of Maine Institute
- Assistant Director, Broward Alliance for Neighborhood Development
- Assistant Director, Green Alliance
- Marketing Coordinator , Steffian Bradley Architects
- Sustainability Coordinator, Clark University
- PreConstruction Manager, MacMillan Company
- In Store Educator, Whole Foods Market
Yesterday’s fiercely competitive business stereotype has evolved into a team approach in today’s business model and at Antioch University New England. The increased demand for programs that support collaborative relationships reflect the shift toward a new corporate culture. AUNE’s cohort approach complements this cooperative style. You will join a group of peers who will work through the program requirements together, right from the beginning.
With a small class size, you’ll have more personal interaction with faculty members and other MBA students. You’ll work closely with various faculty members who are readily accessible both in and out of the classroom. The collegial atmosphere of the cohort model fosters relationship building and engaging discussions. You’ll become part of an active and supportive learning community, enhanced by the unique experience and perspective each member brings.
In order to simulate the variety of teams MBA students will be involved in during their careers, design multiple opportunities for cohort members to work in 3- to 5-person teams to develop skills in team leadership, facilitation, and managing group dynamics.
Each MBA student will serve on at least one consulting team in his or her academic classes. Students will be assigned to work with a business that is facing a sustainability challenge. Teams of students research and problem solve sustainable solutions that serve the needs of the client business. Consulting teams have designed profitable, sustainable solutions for a variety of organizations.
Examples of Consulting Project Clients: Cabot Cheese, Stonewall Farm, Hannah Grimes Entrepreneur Center, Clean Air Cool Planet, and C&S Wholesale Grocers
Advisor and Mentor Program
Each MBA student is assigned an academic advisor for their entire program. An advisor assists students in navigating the culture of graduate school, clarifying expectations of the program, communication with faculty, and overall personal, professional, and academic life balance. In addition, the advisor serves as a mentor for students in career development. Some students continue to be in touch with their advisors upon completion of the MBA program because the mentoring relationship was so valuable.