Envisioning Sustainability, NU launches MBA in Sustainable Development and Management

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NU launches MBA in Sustainable Development and Management

Joining the league of universities offering unique MBA specialisations, the School of Management Studies, Nalanda University launches a new academic program MBA in sustainable development and management. Sunaina Singh the vice-chancellor of NU inaugurated the fourth stream of MBA in university at the launch-cum-orientation event. 

The duration of the program is two years and it is open for both fresher candidates as well as working professionals. The university also has an early exit opportunity seeking which candidate can exit from the MBA program if they find early employment opportunity. Those who only pursue the program for one year may get a diploma. Along with this the program also aims to provide internship opportunities to the students with esteemed organisations of the country.

During the launch event, Singh Describes an MBA in sustainable management as an interdisciplinary program that strives to Train MBA professionals in such a way that they can combat the economic challenges without the environment being depleted. Along with this, the program also tries to enable strategies through which candidates are able to overcome the common social and environmental challenges that are faced by the business world.  

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Singh stated, “Following the lines of Triple bottom line concept of sustainability managers would not only have to be sensitive to the profit motives of the investors but also cater to the needs of the people and the planet”. She further emphasized on the necessity to restructure the environmental social and developmental paradigm to conquer the goals of sustainable development, thus, creating a sustainable society for the current and upcoming generations. 

During the webinar, the managing partner, Millard Reves Advisory, Manoj Varghese Advised students that he believes that the management professionals have been evolving over the past couple of decades. He also explains how leadership and vision shall become the two most vital attributes of management professionals inspiring to seek success in your future.  

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The visiting professor at University of Science, Malaysia and former Professor at the United Nations University, Japan, Zinaida Fadeeva mentioned that countries around the world shall start incorporating goals for sustainable development at the national level through which the sustainability professionals can avail greater career opportunities. 

Kamal Singh, the executive director of UN Global Compact Network India, stated, “Sustainable education help student learn the values and the motivation to take action for sustainability- in their personal lives, within their community and also at scale now and in the future.”

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