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HHL featured in "The Sustainable MBA: A Guide to Business Schools that are Making a Difference" by the Aspen I

08.03.2010 - (idw) Handelshochschule Leipzig

HHL - Leipzig Graduate School of Management offers a social impact concentration in its curriculum, according to The Sustainable MBA: The 2010-2011 Guide to Business Schools that are Making a Difference. The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education (Aspen CBE) features the school in its 2010-2011 guide (Aspen Institute, www.aspeninstitute.org, $30). HHL's mission is to educate effective and responsible business leaders through excellence in teaching, research, and practice. In fulfilling this mission, the business school not only makes students familiar with important frameworks and concepts that are relevant for becoming effective managers, but also put emphasis on social and environmental issues. Most courses address the impact of business decisions on society and the environment through lectures, case studies, and class discussion. Additionally, MBA students participate in a wide range of field projects for nonprofit organizations as well as extracurricular activities.

The Sustainable MBA: A Guide to Business Schools that are Making a Difference , presents a unique overview of leading MBA programs and how they are integrating social, ethical and environmental impact into their academic and extracurricular offerings. The Sustainable MBA is a tremendous resource for those interested in how business education can help future leaders balance profits with wider societal concerns. Providing highlights on over 150 MBA programs located in 20 plus countries-including course offerings, activities, clubs, joint degrees, and career resources-this book is a must-have for any prospective business student interested in creating positive change in the world. This publication is also essential for any business professional or faculty practitioner who wants to gain an in-depth understanding of how academic institutions are preparing future business leaders to be champions of corporate citizenship and sustainability.

About the Author'

The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education (Aspen CBE) equips business leaders for the 21st century with the vision and knowledge to integrate corporate profitability and social value. We help business educators incorporate issues of social and environmental stewardship into teaching and research by offering targeted resources, networks, and a platform to share cutting edge practice among peers. As part of the Aspen Institute Business and Society Program, Aspen CBE maintains close ties with over 150 MBA programs in 28 countries. Our websites draw over 100,000 visits monthly and our events and networks attract over 1,000 participants each year.

HHL - Leipzig Graduate School of Management

HHL - Leipzig Graduate School of Management was founded in 1898 as Germany's first business school. It was re-established in 1992 as a private, state-approved institution with university status, i.e. it may grant doctoral and habilitation degrees. Today it is considered one of the leading business schools. In addition to its international focus, the synthesis of theory and practice at HHL is central. Furthermore, HHL has set itself the goal to educate effective and responsible business leaders through its "Integrated Management" approach. HHL offers an 18-month Master's program in Management leading to the degree Master of Science (M.Sc.). In addition, HHL has an 18-month full-time (24-month part-time) MBA Program for professionals. A three-year doctoral program, which can also be completed by professionals with the appropriate qualifications, tops off HHL's portfolio of degree programs. HHL's subsidiary HHL Executive GmbH offers company-specific and open enrollment executive education. In April 2004 HHL received the highly-respected accreditation by AACSB International. The maintenance of accreditation for a further five years was granted in April 2009. More information: www.hhl.de


Media contact

HHL - Leipzig Graduate School of Management
Volker Stoessel, MBA / Head of Communication
Tel. (+49) 341-9 85 16 14 / E-Mail: volker.stoessel@hhl.de
Web: www.hhl.de /// www.hhl.de/downloads (free photos)
Weitere Informationen: http://www.aspeninstitute.org/publications/mbaguide http://www.hhl.de http://www.hhl.de/mba
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