Business School program recognized globally

By Staff

More than ever, major companies and entrepreneurial start-ups are seeking competitive advantage and success by embracing sustainability as a business strategy. The Business School at the University of Colorado Denver has now been recognized for its leadership in integrating social, environmental and ethical issues into its MBA program.

The recognition comes via the Aspen Institute's 2009-2010 edition of "Beyond Grey Pinstripes," a survey and alternative ranking of business schools around the world. The school's Managing for Sustainability specialization in its MBA and master's programs ranked 66th on the Institute's "Global 100" annual list.

"Just three years after offering our first elective course in sustainability, we now offer multiple courses that address how businesses can survive in a world with declining resources, as well as one where customers are more actively engaged with those companies that ... behave both ethically and responsibly," said Kenneth Bettenhausen, Ph.D., director of the school's MBA/MS dual-degree program in management and co-director of the managing for sustainability specialization program. "The sustainability specialization at UC Denver's Business School helps to empower hundreds of students each semester to be change agents for their current companies and future employers."

The Business School at UC Denver has one of the few programs globally that offers a specialization in managing for sustainability for both its MBA and master's in management programs.

Survey data and the complete "Global 100" list of business schools is available at