Arizona State University’s Sustainable Business Curriculum

Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business is offering sustainable business courses in its new master’s degree programs.

“Success in business or nearly any field requires sophisticated leadershipcapability, so we work to attract the best possible students and helpthem appeal to future employers through business knowledge, skill andworld-class leadership,” said W. P. Carey School of Business Dean Robert Mittelstaedt in a statement. “Updates to our programs further enhanceour focus on leadership and sustainability practices.”

In addition to a sustainability emphasis, the school will add marketing,supply chain management, finance and international studies as areas ofemphasis online. It also is expanding scholarship opportunities, makingthem available for students applying for evening and online programs.

Two new international electives involve classes in Italy and Germany. Theschool already has study options in India, Argentina, China, France,Austria and Spain.

William Verdini, chair of theSupply Chain Management Department at the Carey School, says that thenew program has met an enthusiastic response from students at theschool. "The demand level from students coming into the Carey School for knowledge in this area is very high," he says, adding, "We were amazedat how many hundreds of people signed up for the B. A. in Business with a concentration in sustainability."

Richard Matthews is a consultant, eco-entrepreneur, sustainable investor and writer. He is the owner of THE GREEN MARKET, one of the Web’s most comprehensive resources on the business of the environment. He is also the author of numerous articles on sustainable positioning, green investing, enviro-politics and eco-economics.




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