The first (and still the best)
in sustainable business education.
BGI at Pinchot graduates have the skills, abilities and knowledge to empower them to make an impact in the real world. Equipped with strong business acumen and intimate with sustainability in real time, our graduates move organizations toward profitability and responsibility at the same time.
BGI at Pinchot graduates’ experience with action learning translates into any setting, from the board room to the elevator pitch. They can do business with anyone, and it’s always guided by their integrity and values.
BGI at Pinchot is a supportive and collaborative network of people who are more than colleagues. The members of our community share a common thread while bringing themselves to contribute to our broad diversity.
Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and consider the future once in a while, you could miss it.
Sustainability-focused Business Education
BGI offers unique MBA and Certificate programs focused on sustainability. Our innovative programs prepare you to create and manage successful, dynamic enterprises that build a better world.
The BGI education combines traditional instruction and course work with team-based applied projects, research, and ﬁeld experience to solve real-world business challenges. BGI faculty design instructional activities to encourage students’ active engagement with the learning content, creating interactive dialogue. This approach stimulates critical thinking, analysis and application of theory to complex business situations.
Curriculum design and delivery methods are selected based on content, topic, learner needs, learning objectives, optimal pedagogy and computer technology capabilities. We believe leadership, teamwork, and ﬂuency with software programs and online collaboration tools are essential competencies for tomorrow’s business leaders and managers.
Students are expected to build and demonstrate a mastery of skills and knowledge, deﬁned by learning objectives. This requires active participation in learning activities. Given the importance of high-performance teamwork to managerial and leadership roles, a large percentage of learning activities and assignments require collaboration. Students are evaluated based on both individual and team performance.
Academics for Innovation
More than ever before, major companies and entrepreneurial ventures are securing competitive advantage and success by embracing sustainability—environmental and social responsibility—as a core business strategy. The Green Economy now represents more than $230 billion annually in sales of socially and environmentally responsible products and $2.2 trillion in investments.
Forward-thinking companies and business leaders recognize that this evolution of business requires new skills in business management. BGI’s industry-guiding curriculum integrates sustainability into every course and prepares students to create positive change through innovation and entrepreneurship.
Our programs are designed to produce successful entrepreneurs, change agents, managers, social innovators and leaders. At BGI, you will learn to create economic value for yourself and others by improving business systems and developing new ventures.
Our Faculty Academy includes distinguished business school faculty and business innovators from around the world. Grounded by decades of expertise in their respective fields, they share your passion for advancing business through environmental and social responsibility.
In an in-person, course-based format, our MBA in Sustainable Business is where you’ll learn business fundamentals and immerse yourself in the cutting-edge aspects of sustainability as they relate to each of the core business topics. From day-one you’ll analyze issues facing companies and communities and the pragmatic aspects of transforming capitalism.
Combining residential intensives with distance learning, our MBA in Sustainable Systems, offers an immersive learning community with the ﬂexibility of distance learning. The program features a fully integrated core curriculum in the first year, providing a systemic and historical context for the second year, which features options for customization and focus are available.
Our Certificates for graduate credit equip learners to catalyze successful start-ups, grow medium-sized businesses and help large firms adapt to the economic, environmental and social challenges of the future. Our certificates provide deep sustainability content focused on business management in specific industries such as energy, food and agriculture and the built environment.
BGI at Pinchot attracts the leading-edge minds in sustainable business today. Our Faculty Academy includes distinguished business school faculty and business innovators from around the world. Grounded by decades of expertise in their respective fields, they share your passion for advancing business through environmental and social responsibility.
Faculty design instructional activities to encourage learners’ active engagement with learning content, creating interactive dialogue. This approach stimulates critical thinking, analysis and application of theory to complex organizations.