Antioch University New England Launches Online MBA in Sustainability Degree

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Antioch University New England is expanding its MBA in Sustainability (Green MBA) degree program with a fully accredited online option. The program is ideal for recent undergraduates, working professionals or those in transition who wish to pursue an MBA with minimal disruption to their professional or personal lives.

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With sustainability woven throughout the curriculum, it incorporates the management and financial studies found in traditional MBA programs with training in leadership, the environment, collaboration and systems thinking.

In response to the rising demand for leaders in the rapidly growing field of sustainability, Antioch University New England (AUNE) is expanding its MBA in Sustainability (Green MBA) degree program with a fully accredited online delivery option.

The online MBA in Sustainability program is ideal for recent undergraduates, working professionals or those in transition who wish to pursue an MBA with minimal disruption to their professional or personal lives. The first cohort of students will be accepted into the new, two-year program beginning in May 2011.

“It’s an exciting step for Antioch University New England and our MBA in Sustainability program,” said Polly Chandler, chair of the department of Organization and Management and director of the Green MBA program at AUNE.

“We’re expanding our program to reach people of various learning styles in all geographic locations,” she said. “We’re making it more flexible for people who can’t come to Keene. We now have three program options, so it’s easier to get an MBA.”

The AUNE MBA in Sustainability (Green MBA) prepares for today’s businesses and organizations skilled leaders who are committed not only to profit but also to social and environmental responsibility. With sustainability woven throughout the curriculum, it incorporates the management and financial studies found in traditional MBA programs with training in leadership, the environment, collaboration and systems thinking. Students work together in small cohorts, gaining practical experience and management skills through hands-on practicums and consulting projects. Graduates currently are successfully employed in a variety of roles by corporations and nonprofit and public-sector organizations, and as entrepreneurs.

The AUNE online Green MBA program delivers the same high quality curriculum and faculty found in the 24-month weekend program and the accelerated 12-month program offered on the Keene campus.

Students in the distance learning program will receive an online orientation, and complete one seven-week course at a time. Admissions criteria include successful completion of an undergraduate degree and readiness to do graduate-level work. Rolling application deadlines apply.

With the new online program, AUNE now offers three Green MBA degree delivery options. The 24-month weekend MBA program, suitable for the working professional, meets on campus five intensive weekends per semester, from Friday through Sunday, and for one intensive week the first summer. For those who want to complete their degree faster and are available for weekday and weekend classes, the accelerated Green MBA program can be completed in twelve months.

About Antioch University New England
This is Antioch University New England's forty-seventh year as an institution of higher education. Located in Keene, New Hampshire, AUNE offers rigorous, practice-oriented, values-based master's, doctoral and certificate programs to more than one thousand students.

Degrees in education, leadership and management, environmental studies and psychology reflect a dedication to activism, social justice, community service and sustainability. Antioch University New England is the oldest and largest of Antioch University’s graduate campuses.

About Antioch University
Antioch University, a visionary academic community composed of five campuses in four states, is uniquely capable of bringing its students' brightest ideals and highest ambitions to life. Each campus has its own distinct academic programs, community life, and regional or national identity.

Antioch University is founded on principles of rigorous liberal arts education, innovative experiential learning and socially engaged citizenship. The multiple campuses of the University nurture in their students the knowledge, skills and habits of reflection to excel as lifelong learners, democratic leaders and global citizens who live lives of meaning and purpose.

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