June 17, 2013 - Guest Blogger: Matthew Petronko Dr. Nist’s special topics class was extra special today. We hosted two practitioners from the finance field from BNY Mellon, John T. Buckley, Managing Director of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and Lauren Lambert, Corporate Social Responsibility Program Administrator, a star employee and alumnus of our sustainability program. They brought with them […] More »
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Top Ranked Sustainable MBA Asks: Do You Have a Sustainable Mindset?
Duquesne University, home to one of the world's top ranked programs for integrating social and environmental issues into its Sustainable MBA (see Aspen Institute Rankings), finds that this new kind of MBA often attracts a different kind of business mind.
Pittsburgh, PA, March 4, 2008 - Does your brain think sustainable? Are you wired to lead businesses and other organizations into a future of environmental, social and economic sustainability?
Taking on a challenge this big requires more than a nimble and persistent mind, according to Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.
See if you have what's required to advance a more sustainable world. Next-generation leaders, asked to manage new levels of complexity, uncertainty and change, call upon these seven mindsets:
- The Sustainability Mindset – You question rhetoric and use data to guide decisions, take risks and predict implications across organizational, social, political and economic landscapes.
- The Authentic Mindset – You admit what you don't know, fiercely insist on disclosure and have the resilience to deal with setbacks.
- The Collective Mindset – You can build the collective capacity of teams and organizations. You negotiate effectively to implement change, and mobilize others through clear communications and strong advocacy.
- The Global Impact Mindset – You understand the influences and impacts of the global economy. You also anticipate how new developments in natural and social sciences will intersect with sustainability.
- The Analytical Mindset – You can apply business theories and relevant data to solve complex business problems.
- The Holistic Mindset – You use a big-picture view of organizations to frame and critically analyze ill-defined problems and map out the cause/effect relationships of social systems.
- The Creative Mindset – You can synthesize seemingly independent pieces of information, adapt and deal with new problems.
Learn more about how developing these skills and traits as part of a rigorous MBA degree can prepare you to lead the world into a sustainable future.
Duquesne is a private, coeducational university with more than 10,000 students. An extensive selection of undergraduate and graduate degree programs is offered across 10 schools of study. Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and 130-year tradition of academic excellence.
Karen Ferrick-Roman, Asst. Director Media Relations/Public Affairs
Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
The Aspen Institute, founded in 1950, is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering enlightened leadership and open-minded dialogue. The Institute, headquartered in Washington, DC, has campuses in Aspen, Colorado and on the Wye River on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Its international network includes partner Aspen Institutes in Berlin, Rome, Lyon, Tokyo, New Delhi, and Bucharest, and leadership programs in Africa, Central America and India.
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