Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.92
Liaison Leslie North
Submission Date Aug. 15, 2012
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Western Kentucky University
IN-3: Innovation 3

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Christian Ryan-Downing
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

WKU features the only MBA program in the state offering an emphasis in sustainability. The MBA program sees a key linkage between business and sustainability.

The sustainability concentration is currently only available in the Fulltime/Accelerated MBA program on campus. Future plans are to offer courses in sustainability and business to online MBA students.

WKU's MBA courses in sustainability are designed to help students face some of the most complex social and environmental problems around the world. By integrating electives into our 33 credit-hour curriculum, we have allowed for five "mini-class sessions" (1.5 hour classes) in business sustainability. Courses range from the metrics on sustainability employers are required to report to entrepreneurial and innovative sustainable business ideas.

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
The website URL where information about the innovation is available:

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