Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.39
Liaison Holli Fajack
Submission Date July 6, 2017
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California State University, Long Beach
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Dr. Ingrid Martin
Director of Graduate Programs
College of Business Administration
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for graduate students (I.e. an interdisciplinary academic program that concentrates on sustainability as an integrated concept)?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused graduate-level degree program:
Masters in Business Administration (Saturday MBA)

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

The Saturday MBA Program offers an efficient program structure that, by taking two courses at a time on Saturdays (one in the morning and one in the afternoon), the entire 48-unit program will be completed in 23 months. In the first portion of the program, participants will learn and reinforce key functional concepts and develop critical thinking skills through a set of discipline-based courses.

The second part of the program focuses on Sustainability and the Business Organization where the students bring their foundational knowledge and apply it to multi-functional problems that businesses face in terms of sustainability. We define sustainability as the triple bottom line which focuses on society, the environment and the economic profit that a business organization must balance. This phase of the program includes 3 special components: (1) a service learning component through a research project with a client, (2) an international study abroad to learn how other countries integrate sustainability into their business and governance structures, and (3) a teaching project where our MBA students work with a vulnerable community to teach them some skill (e.g. how to interview for a job, training programs for teens). Overall, the MBA students focus on the region’s markets, consumers, institutions, and legal structure in the sustainability framework.


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The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused graduate-level degree programs:

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Does the institution offer one or more graduate-level sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates?:
No

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