27 Oct '11, 12pm

Too Many MBA Students Graduate Without Right Sustainability Skills

Too Many MBA Students Graduate Without Right Sustainability Skills

Just in the last few years, we've seen the rise of the chief sustainability officer as companies move to integrate social and environmental performance into their core business strategies. But you wouldn't necessarily know it based on the way business schools are prepping their students, new research suggests. Many business leaders see few MBA students hitting the job market equipped with the skills needed to meet their corporate sustainability goals. "The one big conclusion is that what students are being taught about sustainable development is far removed from the reality of how it's being applied in the marketplace," said Terry F. Yosie, president and CEO of the World Environment Center (WEC). "As a result, students are not receiving the level of preparation that they could be receiving in order to work at a major global company." The WEC teamed up with Net Impact , the...

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