Leveraging Connections for Professional Development

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Dr. Robert Sroufe

Each semester Dr. Sroufe teaches a unique course that he developed in the MBA Sustainability program.  In the fall we had him for Sustainability Theories and Models, and currently he is teaching Sustainable Theories and Processes. The case involves a variety of case studies, sustainability plan writing, and my favorite part a variety of guest speakers.

January and February speakers included:

  • Apple White, Environmental Sustainability Manager at BNY Mellon
  • Dr. Patty DeMarco, energy and environmental policy analyst and educator
  • Mackenzie Crigger, Sustainability Coordinator from Chapman University and MBA Sustainability alumna

Dr. Sroufe and other professors leverage their professional networks to allow our students to learn from various business leaders locally and internationally.  The exposure to these business leaders as a professional development tool is one of many reasons I am thankful to be receiving my MBA at an urban campus.  Moving forward into the semester our class with Dr. Sroufe will include more speakers and a few site visits to places like Phipps Living Building.


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