Triple Bottom Line Focus

Master of Business Administration, Sustainable Business

The concentration in Sustainable Business further develops your proficiency in triple bottom line (TBL) practices, sustainability frameworks, and their application. You will accomplish this through a comprehensive examination of environmental systems and climate change, diversity, inclusion, and social justice, and models for social change and public policy based on ecological economics. Building upon the foundational concepts and application of TBL practices for organizations and other essential MBA skills, you will be prepared for a dynamic and impactful career managing TBL organizations for financial sustainability, social equity, and environmental sustainability.

This degree is offered in an online asynchronous format by AU Online.

Program Overview

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Students in our online MBA program are part of a diverse, motivated learning community that understands busy professionals and values providing a work-life balance. The program is structured in a series of 7-week courses, one course at a time, with one-week breaks in between.

  • 33-credits. Students can earn their MBA in 22 months
  • 100% online, asynchronous learning with 24/7 access to classwork and resources for convenience
  • GMAT/GRE scores are not required, while accepted

Sustainable Business Concentration

In addition to core courses, students select a concentration aligned with their passions or career goals. Concentrations consist of three 3-credit courses.

This course employs a systems approach to understanding the intersection of business and nongovernmental organizations and the Earth system. The geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere, and how they are interrelated, are explored with a focus on climate change. Systems thinking emphasizes relationships and interdependencies — students learn to identify the connections between the planet and an organization by considering whole systems rather than component parts and discerning systems within systems. Students apply systems thinking and their knowledge of the Earth system to analyze organizations and address sustainability challenges, including resource use, waste management, and climate change.

Sustainable business strategies leverage the integration of economic, environmental, and social aims into a firm’s goals, activities, and planning, with the aim of creating long-term value for the firm, its stakeholders, and the wider society. Decision makers have to balance these goals but often have difficulties seeing how their decisions contribute to sustainable development at the system level. This class will give leaders the tools to formulate and execute strategies to meet the current needs of the firm and its stakeholders while protecting, sustaining, and enhancing all resources that will be needed in the future.

Sustainable business strategies leverage the integration of economic, environmental, and social aims into a firm’s goals, activities, and planning, with the aim of creating long-term value for the firm, its stakeholders, and the wider society. Decision makers have to balance these goals but often have difficulties seeing how their decisions contribute to sustainable development at the system level. This class will give leaders the tools to formulate and execute strategies to meet the current needs of the firm and its stakeholders while protecting, sustaining, and enhancing all resources that will be needed in the future.

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Additional Concentrations

Based on a foundation of robust business skills such as leading people and high-performance teams, financial management, and strategic marketing and communication, Antioch’s MBA helps you apply those skills to effectively inspire and build forward-thinking enterprises and solve socially complex problems.

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Admissions

How to Apply

Antioch University particularly seeks qualified candidates who will contribute to building a diverse student population in gender, ethnicity, age, class, physical abilities, learning styles, sexual orientation, professional backgrounds, religious backgrounds, and community experiences.

Application Requirements

  1. Online Application (No Application fee) 
  2. Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Applicants who have not finished their degree must do so before the first day of their desired start term.
  3. Current resume.
  4. GMAT/GRE scores are accepted but not required.
  5. Essay: Please describe your personal and professional goals, why you are interested in this program, and how it will help you achieve your goals. Why is this the right time for you?
  6. Additional requirements for international students: Reading & Writing in English Proficiency Assessment (if applicable) or TOEFL score of 550 “paper-based”, 214 “computer-based”, and 79 “internet-based” or higher.
  7. Submit your application online, email to [email protected] or mail to:
    Antioch University
    Admissions Office
    900 Dayton Street
    Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387

All application materials submitted become part of an applicant’s file and cannot be returned.

Deadlines

SemesterApplication DeadlinesStart Date
Summer AMay 1May 6
Summer BJune 25July 1
Fall AAugust 21August 26
Fall BOctober 18October 21

Cost and Aid

Tuition

ProgramCost
Master in Human Services Administration (MHSA)$614 per semester hour
MA in Nonprofit Management$614 per semester hour
Master of Business Administration$614 per semester hour
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Financial Aid

Many students finance their education through some form of financial aid. You may not be sure which federal, state, public, and private aid packages – such as loans, scholarships, and grants – are right for you. Our staff is here to help you, so you can focus on what’s most important: beginning your academic program. 

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