by Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa, USA, The Review, and the Maharishi University of Management website
19 May 2012
Business professor Scott Herriott has recently formed a consortium of universities that will offer MBA courses on sustainability during this year's summer session.
"I feel that MUM has much to offer other universities who are interested in sustainable business," Dr. Herriott said. "With the launch of our online MBA program, I looked for a way to publicize our courses nationally. So I formed a consortium of like-minded universities who would allow their students to take courses from any member of the group."
"Reading the web site of the Beyond Gray Pinstripes survey of MBA programs in sustainability, I was struck by the wide range of interesting courses on sustainability offered around the world. I thought I should find a way to make those courses available to MBA students beyond their university boundaries," said Dr. Herriott. "Fortunately, a number of other deans and professors felt the same way, and the Consortium was the result."
Dr. Herriott sent invitations to about 40 universities, and eight responded enthusiastically. The Summer MBA Sustainability Consortium now includes the eight universities: Bainbridge Graduate Institute, Brandeis, Marylhurst University, Seattle Pacific University, the University of Denver, the University of Maine, the University of Vermont, and Maharishi University of Management.
Any university that wants to make courses in sustainable business available to their students may join the Consortium, and there is no charge for membership. Students at any member school may use their financial aid to take courses listed in the Consortium's catalog.
"This idea came up during the spring semester, so only MUM and Marylhurst had courses to offer for this summer," Dr. Herriott said. "But the other Consortium members will promote our courses to their students."
MUM will offer courses in environmental law, sustainable technologies, and green investing.
Scott Herriott is the Dean of the Maharsihi University of Management College of Arts and Sciences, Co-Chair of the Department of Business Administration, Professor of Management and Expansion Council Chair. He has a B.A. summa cum laude fromDartmouth College and a M.A. and Ph.D. from Stanford University.
Professor Herriott’s research interests include issues of cooperative strategy in business policy. Specific projects include studies of electric utility power pools, cooperative advertising, risk pooling, partial acquisitions, information channels in markets, and the implications of Maharishi Vedic Science for theories of motivation, job design, and management decisions.
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