Master of Business Administration in Sustainable Business and Integrative Health & Wellness

Overview

The ACHS MBA program in advanced practice fosters a holistic, integrative approach to business in support of more sustainable practices for traditional and integrative healthcare practitioners, entrepreneurs, and those in large, multinational, public, private, and nonprofit corporations. The cornerstones of the ACHS MBA program are the development of critical thinking, ethical reasoning, social responsibility, global citizenship, and civic engagement with the overlay of sustainability in all business operations.

This program prepares students to recognize and make decisions based upon the interconnectedness that exists between organizational actions and the financial, environmental, and social well-being of our complex and dynamic global society. The MBA curriculum emphasizes a commitment to sustainability in all aspects of business and aims to cultivate compassionate competent leaders in health and wellness practices and a diverse range of business organizations.

The ACHS MBA program provides two pathways to satisfy program requirements:

  • Sustainable Business Pathway
  • Integrative Health and Wellness Pathway

Sustainable Business Pathway

The Sustainable Business Pathway provides an opportunity to deepen both the understanding and the practical application of sustainable principles in three key areas: Human Capital, Operations and Value Chain Management, and the development and care of Sustainable Community Economies. This pathway rounds out a thorough examination of business topics and functions, then applies them to create and maintain communities that are resilient, regenerative, and well-positioned to thrive over the long term.

Integrative Health and Wellness Pathway

The Integrative Health and Wellness Pathway provides training to develop an integrative health and wellness skillset while achieving education and training in business administration. Students who select the Integrative Health and Wellness Pathway for electives complete an intensive program designed to develop advanced practice holistic health professionals who will, upon graduation, be able to start, manage, and grow a satisfying and successful, sustainability-based practice in the field of holistic and integrative medicine.

Highlights

Development of a global mindset equipped to solve complex challenges, at a community level or in an international setting

Preparation for and practice making decisions through a sustainability lens

An ability to create appropriate performance analytics and effectively communicate results across an organization

Practical application in every course, culminating in an applied Capstone project aligned with students’ interests

Faculty members with a passion for sustainability, terminal degrees, and current professional experience

Curriculum designed for application by an entrepreneur, or in a corporate, government, or nonprofit organizational environment

Creation of a portfolio of projects suitable for outward-facing use

The ability to study from anywhere, with synchronous interactions scheduled when and as needed

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of domestic and international business leadership, professional best practices, and sustainable business management.
  • Using a global mindset, formulate core business functions in a global or local community business environment, incorporating sustainability principles that support the health and wellness of a community and optimize sustainability and wellness outcomes.
  • Improve organizational proficiency in the management of technology.
  • Design methods for the analysis of complex data to produce performance improvements consistent with sustainability values.
  • Generate research that contributes to the literature on sustainable practices in a global or local community business environment.

Integrative Health and Wellness Pathway – Select 9 credits from the following courses:

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Admissions Requirements:

Candidates must possess a baccalaureate degree or higher from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the US Department of Education. Candidates must submit official transcripts directly from the issuing institution along with one professional letter of recommendation. All applicants must be recommended for admission by the ACHS Admissions Committee.

Tuition and Fees:

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