Clark MBA goes even ‘greener’ with new selection of business courses

The Clark University Graduate School of Management announces a ‘greener’ selection of  business courses for the academic calendar for 2011-2012, emphasizing Clark’s continued leadership in focusing on environmental , social change and sustainability issues in today’s business industry.

Recently voted one of the top “green” business schools by Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review,  Clark’s  MBA program this year includes course offerings such as green marketing, greening the corporation, green supply chain, eco-entrepreneurship, sustainability and corporate strategy, sustainability consulting projects, finance and sustainability, and energy management.

“This integration is at the core of our new greening curriculum electives,” said Joseph Sarkis, Interim Dean of Clark’s business school. “The greenness of our program fits in well with the overall mission of Clark University to be socially aware and active. The green curriculum is meant to help expand our students’ natural creativity and analytical abilities.”

The Clark announcement comes just as a newly released study shows the Boston area ranks 7th in the country for alternative energy jobs. The study, conducted by the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., found that the metro Boston area accounts for the vast majority of the state’s employment in this emerging industry with nearly 4,300 alternative energy jobs. The number of jobs in the alternative energy industry has grown 6.4 percent in Massachusetts since 2003, according to a report in the Boston Globe (July 13).

Clark is one of only a few schools to offer an MBA in Social Change and is the only university to offer students the opportunity to earn a dual MBA/MA degree in Community Development and Planning or Environmental Science and Policy, through a unique collaboration with the university’s International Development, Community and Environment Department.

Clark’s Graduate School of Management, founded in 1982, is located at the main campus of the University and has a satellite facility in Southborough.   The business school, which serves approximately 500 students, is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business  and has been consistently ranked as a Best Business School by The Princeton Review.

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