1 SummerMBA Sustainability Consortium CatalogofCourses June August 2012 BAINBRIDGE GRADUATEINSTITUTE MAHARISHI UNIVERSITY OF MANAGEMENT
2 2 Welcome to the Summer MBA Sustainability Consortium. In the pages of this catalog, you will find descriptions of courses being offered at member institutions during the Summer 2012 session. As an MBA student at an institution that participates in this consortium, you may take any of these courses and transfer the credit into your current MBA program. QuestionsandAnswers AmIeligibletotakeacourseofferedthroughtheConsortium? AnystudentwhoisalreadyintheMBAprogramatamemberinstitutionmaytakeacourseoffered throughtheconsortium,subjecttoavailability. AreanyConsortiumcoursesavailableonline? Someareandsomearenot.Seethedescriptionofeachcourse. DoIneedtogothroughanadmissionsprocesswiththeschoolthathostsacourse? No.AsanMBAstudentataConsortiummemberschool,youareautomaticallyeligibletotakeany ofthecourseslistedinthisconsortiumcatalog. HowdoIregisterforaConsortiumcourse? ThecoursedescriptioninthiscataloglistsaContactpersonwhowillhandleyourregistrationand assistyouintheprocedureforpayingtuitionandfees. Whatwillbemystatusasastudentattheinstitutionthathostsacourse? Asavisitortothehostschool,youwillbea non matriculatedgraduatestudent. Howmuchwillitcosttotakeacourse? EachConsortiummembersetstheirownfeesforthecoursestheyofferinthiscatalog.Thefeeis indicatedinthecoursedescription. CanIusemyfinancialaidtotakeacoursethroughtheConsortium? Yes.Whenyouindicateyourintenttoregisterforacourseatahostinstitution,theContactperson atthehostinstitutionwillfilloutaconsortiumagreementformandsendthattothefinancialaid Officeatyour(home)school.Thiswillpermityoutodrawagainstyourfederalfinancialaid eligibilitytopaytheexpensesofaconsortiumcourse.whenthehostinstitutionconfirmsthatyou havestartedtheconsortiumcourse,yourhomeinstitutionwillissuethefinancialaidfunds directlytoyou,andthenyoumustusethosetopaytheexpensesofyourcourse. HowwillIpaythehostinstitutiontotakeacourse? Hostinstitutionswilllikelypreferthatyoupaybycreditcardwhenyouregister. Ifacourseisofferedonlyinresidence,canIgethelpfindinghousingatthehostinstitution? Yes.TheContactpersonforthecoursewillhelpyoufindhousingandfoodduringyourstay. HowdoIgetcreditforthecourseinmyhomeMBAprogram? Whenyouhavecompletedthecourse,theprofessorwillissueagrade.Thenthehostinstitution willsendatranscripttotheregistraratyourhomeinstitutionwhowillacceptthecreditsand gradeasgraduatetransfercredit.
3 3 HowtoRegisterforaConsortiumCourse 1. AsktheContactperson,listedinthecoursedescription,foracopyofthecoursesyllabus,soyoucan seewhatyouwillbelearning. 2. ConsultwithyourMBAadvisortodeterminethatthecourseisappropriatetoyourdegreeplan. 3. theContactpersontorequestregistrationinthecourse.TheContactpersonwillthensenda ConsortiumAgreement.FormtoyourhomeinstitutionFinancialAidOfficesoyoumayuseyour eligiblefederalfinancialaidtopaythefeesforthiscourse. 4. PaythetuitionfeeasinstructedbytheContactperson.Ifyouwilltakethecourseinresidence,askthe Contactforadviceaboutlocalhousingandfoodoptions. Courses EnvironmentalLaw(June 4 28) Available online and in residence From local regulations about water quality to global initiatives like the Kyoto Accord, the law is an important tool for regulating our use of the environment. During this course, students will become familiar with international treaties and protocols on global warming, pollution, and endangered species. The class will also study the key features of American environmental law including the Clean Air and Water Act, the Environmental Protection Act, and other current policies and regulations. Perhaps most importantly, students will understand the lawmaking process as a way to use the legal system to bring about positive change and build sustainable communities. (4 sem.-hrs.) Prerequisites: none. MGT 5121, Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield IA. Instructor: Victoria Alexander Herriott, J.D. (Boston University), LL.M. (NYU). Contact Scott Herriott, Cost $1,400 tuition plus $10 transcript fee. SustainableTechnologies(June4 15) Using an engineering-economic perspective, students will explore the rapidly growing field of emerging technologies for renewable energy, transportation, construction, and waste management. Students learn the units of measurement and basic terminology for process, capacity, efficiency and constraints in these technologies and apply economic analysis to understand cost structure, breakeven utilization, and scalability and to forecast trends in the economics of the technology. (2 sem.- hrs.) Prerequisite: an undergraduate course in microeconomics or finance. MGT 5310, Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield IA. Instructor: Scott Herriott, Ph.D. (Stanford, Management Science and Engineering). Contact Scott Herriott, Cost $700 tuition plus $10 transcript fee. ModelingSustainableTechnologies(June18 29) Any business proposal involving sustainable technologies must analyze the performance and economics of the technology. This course trains the student in the use of software tools, such as RETscreen, for modeling sustainable technologies. (2 sem. hrs.) Prerequisite:MGT5310SustainableTechnologies. MGT5314,Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield IA. Instructor: DavidGoodman, Ph.D. (Maharishi, Management) Contact Scott Herriott, Cost $700 tuition plus $10 transcript fee.
4 GreenInvesting(July9 20) 4 This course trains an aspiring financial advisor or financial analyst in the methods of research and analysis used to invest in the sustainability sector and to create green financial products and services. Topics include the demand for green financial services, sustainability analysis for securities, screening for green mutual funds, and analysis and use of green ETFs and green derivatives. Course participants will develop a green investment portfolio or a green financial solution. (2 sem.-hrs.) Prerequisites: one MBA course in financial management. MGT 5682, Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield IA. Instructors: Andrew Hyman, M.A. and Stuart Valentine, MBA. Contact Scott Herriott, Cost $700 tuition plus $10 transcript fee. Andrew Hyman is Adjunct Professor at European University in Barcelona, Spain, where he teaches securities analysis and derivatives. He is the author (with Laurence Rosenberg and Neal Weintraub) of ETF Strategies and Tactics: Hedge Your Portfolio in a Changing Market (McGraw-Hill, 2008) and (with Jeffrey Feldman) of Three Paths to Profitable Investing: Using ETFs in Healthcare, Infrastructure, and the Environment to Grow Your Assets (FT Press, 2010). He started the Green Investing column for EcowatchJournal and served as a principal of the first carbon ETF to trade on the New York Stock Exchange, the AirShares EU Carbon Allowances Fund (ASO). MetricsforSustainability(July2 27) The new goal of sustainability requires new metrics for measuring and reporting its achievement. This course covers systems for certifying the sustainability of products, processes, and firms. Topics include the various systems for green product certification and, at the process and firm levels, triple bottom line reporting, carbon footprint assessment, the Global Reporting Initiative, the ISO environmental management standard, and the efforts of individual firms such as Wal-Mart s Sustainability Index. (2 sem.-hrs.) Prerequisite: none. MGT 5165, Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield IA. Instructor: Scott Herriott, Ph.D. (Stanford, Management Science and Engineering). Contact Scott Herriott, Cost $700 tuition plus $10 transcript. PrinciplesofSustainability(June25 July29) In this course students will gain a basic understanding of fundamental psychological, cultural, environmental and sustainability issues and challenges affecting business and global society in the 21st Century. Particular attention will be placed upon gaining an understanding of theoretical perspectives impacting effective sustainable business management, with special emphasis upon systems thinking. Learners will reflect upon the interconnectedness and dynamics of historical, social, ecological, governmental, economic, financial and ethical constructs associated with sustainability. Learners will also gain an opportunity to discover various sustainability frameworks and compare multiple global approaches to sustainable business management to gain a solid understanding of strategies leading to the effective integration of social, ecological and economic realities. (4 quarter-hour credits) Prerequisites: none. SUS 500, Marylhurst University (Marylhurst, OR) Instructor: Chris Muehlberger, J.D. and Paul Ventura. Cost with academic credit: $2,740. Cost without academic credit: $1,284. StrategicLeadershipinSustainableManagement (June25 July29orJuly30 September2) This course allows learners to analyze fundamental theoretical constructs associated with leadership and strategic management from traditional and evolutionary sustainable business management perspectives. The course also invites students to research, discover, compare and contrast global cultural perspectives and strategic approaches to sustainable business
5 5 management. Strong emphasis is also placed upon the discovery of emerging technological, economic and socio-cultural trends and the analysis of the impact that such trends can have upon the strategic definition and implementation of sustainable and financially-viable business strategies. The ethical implications of strategic management and corporate governance are also highlighted. (4 quarter-hour credits) Prerequisites: none. SUS 505, Marylhurst University (Marylhurst, OR) Instructor: Dr. Aqeel Tirmizi. Cost with academic credit: $2,740. Cost without academic credit: $1,284. SustainableMarketing(July30 September2) This course will provide learners with an opportunity to discover, use, and apply powerful marketing management constructs in a reflective framework integrating the organizational, societal, environmental and global aspects of sustainability. Learners will be challenged to develop marketing plans and strategies that effectively consider, address and reconcile the multiple and often conflicting dimensions of sustainable business management. Particularly, emphasis will be placed upon marketing research and the student s ability to effectively research, analyze and authentically leverage market opportunities within the realm of triplebottom-line principles. (4 quarter-hour credits) Prerequisites: none. SUS 520, Marylhurst University (Marylhurst, OR). Instructor: Dr. Darrell Burrell. Cost with academic credit: $2,740. Cost without academic credit: $1,284. Consortium Members and Institutional Representatives Bainbridge Graduate Institute John Gardner, Ph.D. Dean and Vice-President of Academic Affairs Tel: Maharishi University of Management Scott R. Herriott, Ph.D. Professor of Business and Dean of the College Tel: Seattle Pacific University Gary L. Karns, Ph.D. Associate Dean Graduate Programs School of Business & Economics Tel: University of Maine Terry Porter, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Management Maine Business School Tel: Brandeis University Prof. Ben Gomes-Casseres Director, MBA Program Tel: (781) Marylhurst University Paul Ventura Chair of the Sustainable Business Programs Tel University of Denver R. Bruce Hutton Professor of Marketing and Dean Emeritus Daniels College of Business Tel: University of Vermont Sanjay Sharma, Ph.D. Dean and Professor of Management School of Business Administration Tel: Photocredits:WindTurbinesbyMiguelSaavedra,RedwoodsbyTeresaHardy,ScreenDatabystevenafc,GreenDollarby StevenGoodwin,TapeMeasurebyVinceVarga,ABC123byRohanBaumann,GlobeTargetandAppleTargetbyjaylopez.