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Executive Education

Executive Education offerings at the Scheller College of Business include the Global Business and Management of Technology Executive MBA degree programs as well as a variety of specialty and custom executive education options. Both Executive MBA degree programs include a required sustainability module and students have additional opportunities to further explore the intersection of sustainability and business.

Executive MBA Degree Programs

Both our Global Business and Management of Technology Executive MBA programs include an inter-disciplinary course called Business Strategies for Sustainability. Taught by Center-affiliated faculty from Operations, Marketing, and Finance, this course leverages the unique depth and breadth of expertise in sustainability at the Scheller College of Business. This course is designed to introduce participants to an overarching sustainability strategy framework and to cover topics from different business functions.

Further enrichment and learning opportunities include joining the Net Impact Chapter, attending various Scheller and campus sustainability-related events, and engaging the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business for advising, networking, and more.

Custom Programs
Increasingly, the complexity of our world and the speed of change means businesses have to understand and proactively manage a daunting amount of information and competing interests: Resource scarcity and other supply chain constraints. The social and environmental impacts of sourcing decisions. Changing consumer awareness and buying decisions based on societal level concerns. Sustainability related issues that can turn into a PR nightmare overnight. Climate change, renewable energy, certifications, reporting. The list goes on.

Companies need leaders and high-potential employees who understand these issues and can help determine how to reduce risks, lower costs, and create value. If your company wants to develop these business-focused insights and capabilities in your executives, in a broad, strategic way or focused on specific areas most pressing for your firm, we would like to explore the best approach for you. The Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business and Scheller's Custom Executive Education team can help empower your team to solve these challenges. We develop results-based curricula tailored to your goals, so you can see immediate impact.
Additional Enrichment Opportunities

IMPACT Speaker Series
The IMPACT Speaker Series is Atlanta's largest university based speaker series, with weekly presentation (Wednesdays at 4:30 PM), free and open to the public, with the main topics revolving around entrepreneurship (both social and commercial), innovation, leadership, and sustainability. The main goal of the series is to show students the width and depth of opportunities, and challenges they will face in the marketplace; to widen their horizon and understanding of important issues; and to engage the community, on and off campus, in the important debate around these topics.

The information and inspiration that has been passed on by high-profile speakers such as Muhammed Yunus, Ray Anderson, Warren Buffett, Jack Welch, Thomas Friedman, and Al Gore has been very valuable to those who came to listen.

Net Impact at Scheller Student Chapter
The Net Impact at Scheller Student Chapter supports the development of the future business leaders by elevating awareness of sustainability, and equipping students with skills to address environmental and social impact issues as they progress in their careers. Net Impact at Scheller designs experiential learning programs, such as Board Fellows, which provides an opportunity for students to work with non-profit organizations, and coordinates events, such as Career Development Workshops and Speaker Panels, to reveal career pathways in sustainability and the social impact sector. Many of these programs and events are coordinated in partnership with Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business and the Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship (ILE).

The Scheller chapter holds the Gold Chapter designation and was ranked as a Top 50 school for both Social Impact and Environmental Sustainability in the 2014 edition of Business As UNusual.

Global Social Venture Plan Competition (GSVC)
The Global Social Venture Plan Competition (GSVC) is one of the largest global-scale competitions with a proven track-record that provides student entrepreneurs who work on triple bottom line projects with mentoring, exposure, and financial support. More than six hundred teams participate globally every year. Previous GSVC winners (now mature companies) include Ethos Water, d.light, and Revolution Foods.

Executives can be involved in many ways including as a team member, judge, mentor, or advisor. Georgia Tech is one of the nine global partners along Berkeley's Haas School of Business, London Business School and Indian School of Business among others. Georgia Tech is responsible for outreach in the eastern half of the US and hosts the Eastern Regional Semifinals of the competition.

Ideas to Serve Competition (I2S)
The Ideas to Serve Competition (I2S) is open to current Georgia Tech students and recent alumni who have early stage product/service ideas or venture concepts geared towards creating a better world. Entries might focus on reducing poverty, alleviating hunger, promoting health and wellness, improving air and water quality, reducing of the depletion rate of natural resources, or developing alternate sources of energy…just to name a few!