ACHS Launches Online MBA

CONTACT: Kate Harmon, CMO

TELEPHONE: 503.244.0726


Portland, OR – American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS), an accredited college and Certified B Corp® based in Portland, Oregon, is excited to announce the launch of its new MBA program grounded in principles of sustainability and organizational health and wellness. Today more than ever, those leading, managing, and developing business enterprises need an edge. With a curriculum designed and taught by proven faculty members with cutting edge expertise, our program focuses on the development of skills needed to thrive amidst 21st Century challenges. 

Our MBA is designed with sustainability embedded from start to finish. Students not only develop solid skills in MBA topics, they also gain a competitive edge by understanding what it takes to build and maintain an enterprise that is innovative, resilient, and regenerative.” Susan Marcus, Dean of Business and former Chair, Undergraduate Business and MBA Programs at Marylhurst University.

The ACHS MBA program promotes a global mindset and emphasizes the importance of diverse perspectives to achieve the best outcomes for complex challenges, especially when impacts extend outside of national borders. The current COVID-19 crisis highlights the critical importance of a global mindset and the positive impact communities working together can achieve. Throughout this program students use business concepts and sustainability fundamentals to identify the related opportunities, trends, and challenges resulting from an approach to business that considers the financial, environmental, and social impact of organizational decisions. Students will develop projects throughout the program that lead to a portfolio of tangible, outward-facing examples of their skills and capabilities for execution.

Sustainability has been a core part of the ACHS mission and vision since 1978, and we are excited to expand our offerings with this innovative degree program. The ACHS MBA promotes the global mindset that is so critical for success in today’s business world and provides a pathway for integrative health and wellness professionals to have an even greater impact on the unprecedented health care challenges, needs, and opportunities facing us today,” shares ACHS President Dorene Petersen. 

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About ACHS

American College of Healthcare Sciences ( ACHS specializes in accredited online integrative health and wellness education and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, diplomas, certificates, and micro-credential courses in integrative health.  ACHS makes holistic health and wellness education accessible to a diverse community, including healthcare professionals, military students, stay-at-home parents, and lifelong learners. Specializations include aromatherapy, herbal medicine, holistic nutrition, health education, and wellness coaching.

Our graduates have been leading the wellness revolution with our sustainable values combined with cutting-edge, science-based holistic health education that gives graduates a firm foundation to launch or enhance their wellness careers. At ACHS we help corporations create specialized wellness strategies such as micro-credentialing packages. These initiatives help corporations support organizational wellness, leading to increased productivity, employee well-being, and a positive impact on the bottom line. ACHS is a Certified B Corp® and has been devoted to excellence in education, sustainability, and ethical business practices for over 40 years. ACHS has consistently been chosen as one of 100 Best Companies to Work For and 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon by Oregon Business Magazine. ACHS was also voted one of “The 10 Most Valuable Online Institutes of 2020” by The Education Magazine. Sustainability and wellness are in our DNA. Contact 503-244-0726 or visit for more information.