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You care about people, and you care about the environment. Now learn how to make that work in business.

Companies large and small are now recognizing the importance of sustainability, and new opportunities in the area abound. Our MBA in Sustainable Business will train you in how to create or support a profitable business that offers life-sustaining products and services while helping you grow into the best person you can be.

In our MBA in Sustainable Business, you will:

  • Gain cutting-edge knowledge about sustainable business from nationally recognized faculty
  • Learn how a business can help the environment while still being profitable
  • Practice the Transcendental Meditation technique daily to reduce stress, enhance clear thinking, and support your personal growth
  • Enjoy the support of an online community of fellow students, entrepreneurs, and business people who share your vision of making the world a more sustainable place

This program is also accredited by the IACBE:

Top 10 ranked Online Sustainability MBA by:

#1 Online MBA in Iowa ranked by:

Program structure

The Online MBA is offered in conjunction with the Evening-Weekend MBA program classes given on campus. The degree requirements for the 60-credit MBA program can be fulfilled in six semesters, including two summers as extensions of the spring semesters. Students, who wish to join the on-campus MBA with the daytime class schedule, may do so at the beginning of any semester after meeting admissions requirements.

All students begin their first semester with:

  • A four-week, 2-credit “Science and Technology of Consciousness (STC),” a foundational course in Consciousness-Based Education that explores deep principles for the holistic development of body, mind, and consciousness.
  • Each of the subsequent semesters begins with a two-week, 1-credit “Forest Academy” in which the faculty lead students in a deeper reflection on business based on the knowledge taught in the STC course.

Focus on sustainable business

The theme for each semester is based on one of the main business functions: marketing, accounting, operations, etc. The semester begins with an introductory course on that theme and ends with a course on sustainable business in the context of that theme.


Already have a business degree?

If you have an undergraduate degree with a major in business, you may receive waiver credit for any of the seven foundation areas in which you received a grade of B or higher: Marketing, Accounting, Financial Management, Business Law and Ethics, Operations Management, Human Resource Management, and Management Information Systems. Maximum of 18 credits may be waived.

Weekly class schedule

Tuesdays: 7:30-9:00 PM US Central time

Thursdays: 7:30-9:00 PM US Central time

Saturdays: 10:00-12:00 noon US Central time

The class sessions are video-conferenced live via the Internet and are recorded for students whose time zone or work schedule does not permit synchronous participation.

Readings and homework account for another 7-10 hours of academic work per week.

Featured faculty

professor-vicki-herriotCurrently Chair of the Department of Management, Vicki Herriott teaches Business Law, Taxation, Human Resource Management, Mediation and Negotiation, and Environmental Law. She is passionate about helping her students connect the subjects she teaches to deeper values of life to inspire innovative ways to utilize their new skills and knowledge.

She is also the coach of the MUM mediation team, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center, the Institute for Bio-Integrity and the International Foundation for Consciousness Based Education.

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