At Prescott College, we believe that a classroom is more than just four walls. Our classrooms are places, like mountains, forests, cities, and farms. With a mission to create a healthy, just, and sustainable world, we solve problems by getting into the field and taking action. Our students are educators, activists, counselors, researchers, innovators, and entrepreneurs. We are inspired by all those we meet, while making a difference in our local and global communities. We don't only learn within the classroom. At Prescott College, we take it outside.
If you have ever thought of owning your own business, or of holding a leadership position in an organization of any type, be it an entrepreneurial/ecopreneurial venture, a local community organization, family business, a non-profit, or a public enterprise, the Sustainable Management Program may be for you. This program is designed to familiarize you with the foundational management skills and tools that are critical for leaders of businesses, non-profits, and governmental organizations, covering all the functional areas of management, including sustainable marketing and brand management, triple-bottom-line measurement and reporting, and sustainable supply chain management, among others. The BA in Sustainability Management is a multipurpose management-focused discipline which prepares students to innovate, develop, and manage projects, initiatives, programs and organizations from initial concept through action planning and strategic execution. These skills are essential for anyone wishing to effect positive change for themselves within or as founder of any organization and can be combined with interdisciplinary studies in various majors and areas of emphasis providing a strong double major which includes the opportunity to select relevant electives.
With organizations locally and nationally focused on the benefits of sustainable management practices, you will have the opportunity to focus on your area of interest. Projects can be student-directed with the assistance of their faculty adviser and graduation committee and focused on an area of interest or created in connection with existing Prescott centers such as the Ecosa Center in Prescott, the Kino Bay Center in Mexico or the Dopoi Center in Kenya. This degree can serve as the foundation for further study in business through Prescott’s MBA in Sustainability Management or any of the other Prescott College graduate programs.
Learners will understand, critically assess and master the basic management functions of planning, organizing, leading and controlling and their use in integrating organizational resources to achieve success for sustainability.
Learners will be able to identify and analyze current and changing business contexts - including economic, environmental and social linkages in local, regional, national and global communities.
Learners will know and understand the role of markets and marketing in society and how they can be harnessed for sustainability.
Learners will be able to generate, analyze and interpret financial information that will be useful in decision-making and assessing organizational performance and sustainability outcomes.
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