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Sustainable Business MBA
Internships and university projects provide MBA in Sustainable Business students with valuable real-world learning experience while accumulating credit toward their degree.

Students can earn up to 12 credits through professional internships. To receive credit, students must receive approval from the faculty. The national and local companies and organizations below accept internship applications from our students.

Abundance EcoVillage
American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE)
American Rivers
Artlife Society
ATTRA - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service
Aurora Farms
Beyond Pesticides
Blue Ocean Institute
Build It Green
Center for a New American Dream
Conservation International
Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage
Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC)
Environmental and Energy Study Institute
Fairfield Entrepreneurial Association
Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago
Foresight Design Initiative
Foundation for Sustainable Development (FSD)
Friends of the Earth
Global Green USA
Green Building Supply
GreenKrete Building Systems
Growing Growers
Hey Bayles Farm
International Society for Ecology and Culture
Iowa Progressive Asset Management
Island Press
Maharishi University of Management Organic Farms
Maharishi Vedic City Organic Farm
Maysie's Farm
National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE)
National Environmental Trust
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
National Wildlife Federation (NWF)
Natural-Home Building Systems
Natural Capitalism Solutions (NCS)
The Nature Conservancy
New England Wild Flower Society
The Organic & Non-GMO Report
PFI Buy Fresh/Buy Local
Purely Organic Ltd.
Radiance Dairy
Sandhill Farm
Sierra Club
Smart Growth America
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)
Solar Energy International (SEI)
Solar Living Institute (SLI)
Student Conservation Association (SCA)
Sustainable Living Coalition
U.S. Department of Energy: Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI)
Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS): Clean Energy Internships
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Wagbo Peace Center
Western Watersheds Project
Windward Modeling Sustainability
University Projects

Many courses in the MBA in Sustainable Business include valuable projects for city and county government, local businesses and the university administration. Examples of these projects include:

  • Planning a municipal electrical utility for the City of Fairfield
  • Designing the new $32 million Jefferson County Hospital to be sustainable
  • Performing feasibility studies for the City of Fairfield Wastewater Treatment Plant to recover energy from anaerobic solid waste digestion, installation of a wind turbine to supply energy to the City Water Works operation, and creating a municipal solid waste-recycling program
  • Planning and implementing business process improvement using Lean Thinking at local manufacturing and service companies including: Creative Edge (the world’s largest water jet company), Cambridge Research Investments (the fastest growing financial broker service company in the US with over 200 employees), The Skyfactory (the world’s leading manufacturer of luminous virtual windows and ceiling panels)
  • Planning and implementing a campus-wide project to retrofit and build sustainability into every part of the University’s 200-acre campus.

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