|Course title & description||Course #||Term||Professor|
Capstone Course in Sustainability
Provides an opportunity for students to synthesize their coursework and experiences in sustainability.
|15.915||Spring ‘14||Amengual, Jay, Sterman||
Laboratory for Sustainable Business (S-Lab)
Work with a variety of companies and organizations on sustainable business strategy, and learn tools for evaluating strategies.
|15.913||Spring ‘14||Amengual, Jay, Sterman||
Strategies for Sustainable Business
Learn how businesses can succeed while tackling sustainability challenges. First half (H1) of S-Lab course.
Introduction to systems thinking and system dynamics modeling applied to strategy, organizational change, and policy design.
Applied Macro- and International Economics II (Macroeconomic Development and Sustainability)
Macro-econ focused on sustainability; has pre-requisite.
Business Model Innovation: Global Health in Frontier Markets
Tackle health challenges in developing world through new business models.
Choice Points: Readings on the Exercise of Power & Responsibility
Examines conflicts between power and moral responsibility and contexts for choice. Available to Sloan Fellows only.
|Fall ‘13||Bonsen, Pentland||
MIT Emerging Market Innovations Seminar
Enabling an Energy-Efficient Society
Overview of energy efficiency policy and practice, focused on buildings. Lectures, guests.
Energy Economics and Policy
Economic evaluation of policy options and implications in energy and climate domain.
Energy Policy for a Sustainable Future
Energy policy and implications for building and urban design.
Energy Systems and Climate Change Mitigation
Policy implications and basic understanding of energy technologies and their climate impacts.
|15.366||Fall ‘13||Aulet, Hynes||
Write a business plan for an energy startup or corporate venture.
Energy, Materials, and Manufacturing
Measure and manage energy use, material use, and environmental impact of manufacturing.
Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Economic Development: The Case of Puerto Rico
Action learning in PR. Business development for PR entrepreneurs.
Environment and Social Change
Explores the complex interrelationships among humans and natural environments, focusing on non-western parts of the world in addition to Europe and the United States.
Environmental Science and Society
Role of env. science in public policy, public perceptions, culture.
Ethical Practice: Professionalism, Social Responsibility, and the Purpose of the Corporation
Reflect on social purpose of business, in light of history, philosophy.
|MAS.S64||Fall ‘13||Bonanni, Bonsen, Parkes||
Future Craft: Sustainability Products & Ventures
Look at new ways of making things and re-shape business, technology, and design.
G-LAB I: Entrepreneurs without Borders
This course focuses on measuring and understanding what kinds of entrepreneurship thrive in different countries, and it develops analytical diagnostic frameworks that can be used to better understand any situation.
|11.S950||Fall ‘13||Glasmeier, Lessard||
Geography of Global Energy Systems in Transition: Russia, China and the US
Learn how to use geospatial tools to answer important energy policy questions in a fun, experimental, six-week, hands-on course.
Global Environmental Science and Politics
Practical introduction to the international environmental political arena, particularly designed for science and engineering students whose work is potentially relevant to global environmental issues.
Global Supply Chain Management
Course material and assignments have strong emphasis on ethical sourcing and green supply chain management
|15.S07||Spring ‘13||Sastry, Shames, Wilkinson||
To tackle specific barriers identified by each partnering organization, the course is built around custom-designed projects in strategy, business model innovation, operations, marketing, and technology.
Green Supply Chain Management
Focus on the fundamental tools and techniques required to analyze and design environmentally sustainable supply chain systems.
Measure and manage environmental impact of production. Life cycle analysis, material flow analysis. Hard skills useful in business or policy.
|Spring ‘14||Afeyan, Murray, Perez-Breva||
Build commercialization strategies for MIT technologies.
Intro to Environmental Policy and Planning
Environmental policy, and the social processes behind its development and implementation.
Intro to International Development Planning
Basics of international development from planning perspective. Integrated socio-economic and environmental approach.
|15.569||Fall ‘12||Orlikowski, Senge||
Leadership Lab: Leading Sustainable Systems
Action learning course with soft-skills-focused sustainability projects. Leadership elective.
Management of Services: Concepts, Design, & Delivery
Operations course focused on service industry; emphasis on social/labor dimensions.
Navigating Politics and Power in Water and Sanitation Planning
Inform and navigate the power dynamics at play in decision-making processes that govern the planning and delivery of water and sanitation systems.
Negotiation and Dispute Resolution in the Public Sector
Builds insight and skills about multi-party negotiation and consensus building. Relevant to all multi-sectoral work.
|15.783||Spring ‘14||Eppinger, Seering||
Product Design and Development
Project-based course on product design; teaches design for environment.
SSiM: Business Models for Scale and Sustainability in Global Health
Tackles issues involved in delivering healthcare where it’s most needed, focusing on promising novel approaches taken by enterprises in India, sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, the US, and elsewhere.
SSiM: Entrepreneurship and Prosperity in Low-Income Countries
This course examines how innovations and entrepreneurship can give rise to prosperity in low- income countries, and helps students participate in that opportunity.
|15.S07||Spring ‘13||Sastry, Shames, Wilkinson||
SSiM: Global Health Lab
Action-based course that takes on practical challenges at the front lines of healthcare delivery.
|15.S06||Spring ‘13||Dyer, Kochan||
SSiM: Managing Sustainabile Business for People and Profit
Focus on managing people and contributing to social sustainability in global enterprise. Cases, lectures, guests.
SSiM: U-Lab: Transforming Business, Society, and Self
Personal reflection and leadership development in context of sustainability, broadly defined.
Science, Politics, and Environmental Policy
Examines the role of science in the U.S. environmental policymaking process.
Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Write a business plan for a socially-minded enterprise. For-profit/hybrid focus. Lectures, guests.
Strategic Opportunities in Energy
Corporate/Entrepreneurial strategy concepts in context of energy. Develop team project.
|Fall ‘13||Field, Gleason, Golay , Wright||
Engineering-focused course on energy production and distribution. Highly Quantitative.
|Fall ‘13||Ashford, Hall||
Technology, Globalization, and Sustainable Development
Lecture course on governmental policies for encouraging sustainable growth, improving the environment, and advancing employment in developed and developing countries.
Urban Labor Markets and Employment Policy
Socio-economic focus on human resource management and labor policy. Lectures, cases, writing.
Urban Sustainability in Action
Practicum with community-focused action learning project.
Water & Sanitation Infrastructure in Developing Countries
Technology and policy options for improving access to clean water and sanitation globally.
|15.060||Fall ‘13||Multiple faculty||
Data, Models, and Decisions
MBA core course. Includes case on Vermont Electric Power.
|15.761||Spring ‘14||Zaman, Zheng||
Introduction to Operations Management
MBA core elective. Includes case on electronics recycling, and sustainability theme in classroom discussions.
Finance course that teaches valuation of hard asset investments, and includes Cape Wind case