Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 30 Aug 2014, 14:29

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Green MBA

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 09 Jun 2009
Posts: 231
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 42 [0], given: 6

GMAT Tests User
Green MBA [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2009, 13:11
hi,

I'm quite new to gmatclub, I don't even know if it's the right place to post this query i had about selecting an appropriate program. Though the name of the stream suggests it might be :roll:

I need some guidance on a course called "Sustainable Enterprise Management" or Green Mba.
It's a specialized course. I find the course and the curriculum very interesting and have been reading a lot about the green side of business. What I'm not sure about is if it's feasible or rather wise for me to opt for this course. Feasible in terms of getting admittance in the program. Wise in terms of the universities that offer this course and job prospects post mba.

I just have 2 years of work ex in IT sector as a developer and
I'm an engineer in Information Tech.
Yet to take GMAT in september.

Regards
Kaplan GMAT Prep Discount CodesKnewton GMAT Discount CodesManhattan GMAT Discount Codes
1 KUDOS received
Current Student
User avatar
Joined: 18 Jun 2009
Posts: 361
Location: San Francisco
Schools: Duke,Oxford,IMD,INSEAD
Followers: 8

Kudos [?]: 62 [1] , given: 15

GMAT Tests User
Re: Green MBA [#permalink] New post 30 Jun 2009, 07:49
1
This post received
KUDOS
As of now GREEN jobs are a hot thing world wide with USA government and other countries pumping in money to make this world a better place.

In India government is encouraging solar all over with only 0.01% actually using it. India having 300 days of bright sunny days is one of the best countries for going solar for its daily needs. With not many players in the field this surely is a hot industry for atleast 5-10 years from now.

They are numerous universities which have special courses related to issues concerning social and environmental stewardship in to the curriculum.

Aspen Institute published the rankings for the same

http://www.beyondgreypinstripes.org/rankings/index.cfm

But remember doing this course you should be determined to continue your path in the same direction because tomorrow after an year if you decide this was not your cup of team and it was finance then you time and money is wasted. So be sure of your next 30 years before taking up any specialization in MBA.
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 09 Jun 2009
Posts: 231
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 42 [0], given: 6

GMAT Tests User
Re: Green MBA [#permalink] New post 30 Jun 2009, 09:17
Thanks gmangesh ,

Yes i understand that and i'll take good care so as not to make a hasty decision.
I have an idea that the green industry is booming right now. But I'm a little doubtful about a few things. Firstly, i have a very little work ex of just 2 yrs that too in the I.T. sector and have graduated in the same field. Secondly, I've no background to connect with this sudden shift towards green MBA.

I don't know if it's the right time for me to pursue it. how good a school can i target. And what will be the job prospects later. Also the credibility and ranking of the schools that offer this course.
Few schools that i can find online are:
1) Bainbridge Graduate Institute (United States)
2) Presidio School of Management (United States)
etc...very little information available for these school
Current Student
User avatar
Joined: 18 Jun 2009
Posts: 361
Location: San Francisco
Schools: Duke,Oxford,IMD,INSEAD
Followers: 8

Kudos [?]: 62 [0], given: 15

GMAT Tests User
Re: Green MBA [#permalink] New post 30 Jun 2009, 09:41
Presidio is right next to my office, I had been to their information sessions are they are one of the very few in the world entirely dedicated for GREEN MBA. The plus points of this institute is

1) MBA structured just for sustainability
2) Location - San Francisco - home to major players in sustainability and high tech sector
3) They are not that expensive compared to other schools
4) Lots of young crowd waiting to jump into the field

On the flip side the cons I can think off is
1) Relatively new
2) Alumni is relatively small
3) Not tier1

So basically it all boils down to you

if your goal is to get into this field then presidio might not be a bad choice as they have good connections with the industry specific to their program, they encourage to start up your own business too.

But if your plan is to land up in a sure shot high paying job or to have a backup plan of shifting careers then better aim for the top 30 universities.

The way you can slowly transition to such a filed or increase your chances of getting into such a field is to get into social activites targeted for cleaner envrionment like
1) Cleaning up local parks/lakes/beaches
2) using cycle for work and joining a local cycle club.
3) Try influencing your local homeowners to shift to solar power, if you can say you made it possible at the rate of even 1 per month its a huge plus for your resume.
4) Start a blog on how you can make the world a better place in terms of promoting GREEN and post interesting articles you find all over the globe.
5) Start thinking how your technology background can actually help making this world more GREEN.

In this way you can slowly but surely build up your resume as a very strong candidate for your change in profession and shows how passionate you are.

And they are big school players slowly getting into this field like Haas - http://mba.haas.berkeley.edu/specialties_06.html

All said done, if you are very strong on this, write your GMAT this year in the next three months and then start building on your resume.
Even if you later change your mind the above said points will 500% help you in your application and most of the B-Schools prefer 3-4 years experience on an average.

Hope that helps. Let me know if you need any more information.
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 09 Jun 2009
Posts: 231
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 42 [0], given: 6

GMAT Tests User
Re: Green MBA [#permalink] New post 30 Jun 2009, 10:33
Once again thanks a lot for taking out time to reply
and for the precious info as well.

I'll surely keep looking for some more schools which offer the same.
And on n off i've been doing some of the things you mentioned.
There's another school that i keep reading about in all the blogs and
articles ie Dominican University of California.

Perhaps because this is one more school that offers a specialized course in this
field. And their curriculum looks quite interesting, relevant and very specific.
Can you please share some info about this school?

One more opinion
What according to you would be better?... to opt for a highly specific course like one of
these which are relatively new or a course that is a blend of general mangament and sustainability from a higher ranked University.

Thanks for all the information.
Current Student
User avatar
Joined: 18 Jun 2009
Posts: 361
Location: San Francisco
Schools: Duke,Oxford,IMD,INSEAD
Followers: 8

Kudos [?]: 62 [0], given: 15

GMAT Tests User
Re: Green MBA [#permalink] New post 30 Jun 2009, 10:49
Not sure about the other university, though it looks impressive

I would suggest you to apply to good universities who have atleast 3 or 4 electives in such fields.

Like I said earlier many schools have started to offer more and more courses on such topics.

One more example - http://www.fuqua.duke.edu/student_resou ... ions/#doc2

So advantage is they are top tier schools and also have electives of your choice.

So while applying I would go with 3/4th of top 30 schools and also schools like Presidio and Domnican
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 01 Mar 2009
Posts: 372
Location: PDX
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 66 [0], given: 24

GMAT Tests User
Re: Green MBA [#permalink] New post 30 Jun 2009, 11:06
gmanjesh wrote:
As of now GREEN jobs are a hot thing world wide with USA government and other countries pumping in money to make this world a better place.

In India government is encouraging solar all over with only 0.01% actually using it. India having 300 days of bright sunny days is one of the best countries for going solar for its daily needs. With not many players in the field this surely is a hot industry for atleast 5-10 years from now.

They are numerous universities which have special courses related to issues concerning social and environmental stewardship in to the curriculum.

Aspen Institute published the rankings for the same

http://www.beyondgreypinstripes.org/rankings/index.cfm

But remember doing this course you should be determined to continue your path in the same direction because tomorrow after an year if you decide this was not your cup of team and it was finance then you time and money is wasted. So be sure of your next 30 years before taking up any specialization in MBA.


Truly, a great ranking list. Every aspect of the MBA offerings in relation to sustainability and social conscience are examined in depth and detail. Thanks for sharing.
_________________

In the land of the night, the chariot of the sun is drawn by the grateful dead

Re: Green MBA   [#permalink] 30 Jun 2009, 11:06
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Experts publish their posts in the topic Green card hotroh 1 12 Nov 2012, 16:44
2 Sustainable/Green MBA kckrause 8 11 Nov 2009, 11:13
Green MBA papillon86 5 28 Jun 2009, 00:59
The mess of simultaneous Green card and MBA applications mNeo 5 26 Jun 2007, 12:20
bleach-o green sperinko 6 05 Aug 2006, 16:15
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Green MBA

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.