How green is your business degree?

10 February 2022

Graduate business schools now routinely incorporate environmental, social and governance course material in their MBA programs, as ESG and sustainability themes become part of everyday business practice.

Associate Professor Nicole Hartley, director of the University of Queensland’s (UQ) MBA program, says sustainability should not just be an additional area of interest, but a fundamental consideration in the degree.

“Our students retain a focus on sustainability as a strategic imperative, regardless of the business decisions they are tackling, from global logistics networks to human resource fluctuations,” Professor Hartley said to the Australian Financial Review.

A centrepiece of UQ’s MBA is Australia’s first accredited short course with a carbon focus, the Carbon Literacy Program. The course teaches students about the impact of everyday activities on the climate and the steps required to reduce emissions.

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