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  • Externally and most visible to the outside: -Programs: we have the integrated MBA and certificate programs you’ve read about, and perhaps if you continued reading, you read about our -Process: of establishing an intentional learning community, that is co-created by our diverse students, faculty and staff Closer to the core: our BGI students are, literally, a community of adult learners committed to changing the world. Students consult each other widely to leverage the value of their diverse experiences. The learning community feeds and shapes the academic experience and continues to provide a framework for lifelong learning among the alumni and extended BGI community. And at the center of it all is our purpose…
  • Lens, not an add on We push the envelope Leadership, and Entre/Intre… why, leadership to inspire, manage projects, build strategy to implement and create change Intre discussion
  • Hybrid: online plus face to face Evening: mostly face to face, some online… guest lectures and development opps, two nights a week + 1 night per month (LPD)
  • 95% retention rate… example – students had an interest in a foreign exchange program, and for the first time this year Co-creation description (Sarah notes): it’s a learning environment, students learn from faculty, faculty learn from students. Co-creation: as we started out, we saw a need for diversity and now we have DSJ with faculty/staff involved, a scholarship fund. Ownership vs. responsibility (learning community) – helps drive it. Emphasis on Team Projects: learning circle (scrap that language), just careful on internal lingo. Font of BGI keeps changing (should be sans) TA’s are sometimes faculty too Elluminte might be used for guest lectures Opportunity to focus learning on a particular industry with guidance from faculty, external advisory board (IndCon) A unique part…. … if you can dream it, we can do it Incredibly close knit…. Ask how many know a student or former student… 95% retention rate… Why are the students happy? If you want to see anything to manifest change in school, you can, state it and do it. We don’t manufacture minted MBA’s, you are creatively produced Masters levels work is all about doing, hands on learning, team projects that bring about real change in businesses, and bring it into your workplace Collaborative vs. competitive, helps you Industry Concentrations are DISsimilar to a major, not electives, they are focuses on subjects you might work through, and they are…
  • C-teaching model, team taught… many perspectives, greater access to faculty, and the perspective component is the most important (academic plus a practicioner) …. Actual work plus academic underpinnings Guest lecturers CAiR… activists, authors, executives, entrepreneurs… join you in classes, bring more perspectives… VIEWBOOK has list of CAiRs Many come from for-profit, and non-profit and government employees. It’s interesting that an MBA program would do that – it really enriches the discussions. Sust. Is more than making decisions for short-term financial gain… it’s longer, collaborative, more systemic change that embraces many stageholders
  • 92% are placed in and around sustainability-related areas… this is a tag cloud
  • BGI Presentation 2010

    1. 1. Sustainable Business Education for the New Economy
    2. 2. What Makes BGI Unique? People Programs Process Purpose
    3. 3. Purpose <ul><li>Mission: </li></ul><ul><li>To prepare students from diverse backgrounds to build enterprises that are financially successful, socially responsible and environmentally sustainable. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Programs <ul><li>MBA in Sustainable Business </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hybrid format at Islandwood, Bainbridge Island </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evening format in downtown Seattle </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Certificates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainable Business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainable Entrepreneurship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>& Intrapreneurship </li></ul></ul>Designed to provide you with a wide range of skills and perspectives.
    5. 5. Curriculum <ul><li>Core Business Functions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accounting, Finance, and the Triple-Bottom Line </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economics: Neoclassical, Political, Ecological, and a study of Capitalism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research and Quantitative Methods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marketing and Sales </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategy and Implementation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainable Operations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Business and Sustainability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Foundations of Sustainable Business I: Principles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Foundations of Sustainable Business II: Tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Foundations of Sustainable Business III: Implementation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Topics in Sustainable Business </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship I & II </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creativity and Right Livelihood </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Leadership and Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Management: People and Teams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Management: Organizational Systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Management: Organizational Change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership and Personal Development </li></ul></ul>All courses are taught through the lens of sustainability > > -> Certificate in Sustainable Business > Certificate in Sustainable Entrepreneurship & Intrapreneurship -> -> ->
    6. 6. Process <ul><li>Hybrid Program Delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Combination of face-to-face residencies once per month on campus and online coursework </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MBA in Sustainable Business </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Certificate Programs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Evening Program Delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Weekly face-to-face classes in the evening </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MBA in Sustainable Business </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Certificate in Sustainable Business </li></ul></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Process , continued <ul><li>Co-creative Learning Community </li></ul><ul><li>Action Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Team Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Industry Concentrations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Agriculture & Food Systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Building </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Economic Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy Solutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outdoor Industry </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. People <ul><li>Faculty </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching Model used in most courses: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lead Faculty, PhD/JD/MBA, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Expert Practitioner from the field </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching Assistants, graduates of BGI </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Guest Lecturers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Change Agents in Residence (CAIR) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Executives, entrepreneurs, activists, and authors spend time with students, in and out of class time. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    9. 9. People , continued <ul><li>Students </li></ul><ul><li>Degrees for Success : </li></ul><ul><li>Our degrees help you achieve your goals. </li></ul><ul><li>Powerful Professional Network : Join a community that will help you grow as an individual and as a leader. </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge : </li></ul><ul><li>You are able to learn how to use business to build a more sustainable future. </li></ul><ul><li>Alumni </li></ul><ul><li>Our graduates represent a diverse & well-positioned group of change agents affecting business for good in local to global arenas. </li></ul>For Profit Entrepreneurs Non-Profit Government
    10. 10. What are alumni doing? 92% of graduates placed in or related field to sustainable business.
    11. 11. Admission and Financial Aid <ul><li>MBA Early Decision Applications due by January 4, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Standard Admission : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Evening MBA program Applications due by January 29, 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Late applications accepted until March 5th </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Spring term start </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hybrid MBA program Applications due by May 17, 2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Late applications accepted until July 12th </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fall term start </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Certificate Program applications accepted on a rolling basis until August 9 </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Aid available for those who qualify. </li></ul>
    12. 12. ` <ul><ul><li>Questions? </li></ul></ul>