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Washington University in St. Louis John M. Olin School of Business

St. Louis, MO
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1 Brookings Dr.

Campus Box 1156

St. Louis, MO 63130

United States

Phone: 314-935-7301

Fax: 314-935-6309


Curriculum / Academic Overview
Academic Calendar: Semester
Degrees Offered: Full-Time MBA, (22 months); Executive MBA(20 months)- program can be started in St. Louis, Kansas City or Denver. Program meets monthly for 3 full days. Professional (part-time) MBA, (34 months); Ph.D., five years; Fudan Univ/Washingtion Univ Joint EMBA Program (20 months); MS Finance (10 - 17 months); Masters of Accounting (12 - 17 months), Masters of Supply Chain Management (12 - 17 months).
Joint / Combined Degrees Offered: MBA/MS Architecture (3 years); MBA/MA East Asian Studies (3 years); MBA/MS Social Work (3 years; MBA/JD (4 years); MBA/MS BioMedical Engineering (3 years)MBA/MS Public Health (3 years); MBA/ME in Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering (3 years).
Concentrations: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Healthcare Administration, Finance, International Business, Investment Banking, JD/MBA - Dual Degree, Leadership/Management, Marketing, MS/MBA -- Dual Degree, Organizational Behavior, Supply Chain Management
Study Abroad Options: France: EM Lyon and Paris Dauphine; Germany: Otto Beisheim Graduate School of Management, WHU-Koblenz; England: Manchester Business School; Spain: ESADE; Hong Kong: Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST)and City University of Hong Kong; India: IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Calcutta
Online Course Catalog: http://www.olin.wustl.edu/academicprograms/MBA/Pages/default.aspx
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Courses in Sustainability: Yes
Sustainability course is: Optional
Description: MGT 550D. Sustainable Development: Challenges for Business The primary objective of this course is to sensitize future managers to the basic issues and contentions about sustainable development. There is a plurality of views and diversity of concerns. The priority of issues in mature market economies is different from the urgency of problems in emerging market economies. Yet all these problems dovetail into one view of ensuring adequate productive resources for future generations that will inhabit the earth. The aim is to encourage each participant to take a position about concrete problems that are being debated and discussed: to benchmark every technology, organizational design and business plan against the yardstick of sustainability. The last, but not the least, objective is to learn to appreciate that the future of business is inextricably linked to the future of the world. 1.5 credits MEC 500J. Markets, Business and the Environment This course will cover environmental management from the perspectives of government regulators and private corporations. In the first half of the course, you will learn about innovative market-based approaches to environmental policy, such as tradable pollution permits. You will also gain an understanding of the economic underpinnings of a variety of market-driven non-governmental initiatives, such as eco-labeling and certification. In the second half of the course, you will learn about proactive corporate endeavors through a series of case studies, arriving at answers to questions such as: 'can firms shape regulation to secure competitive advantage?' or 'what is the potential for product differentiation along environmental lines?' In short, you will gain a better understanding of when it “pays to be green.” Throughout the course we will emphasize the interactions among the public and private spheres of activity. Designing sound environmental policies, for example, requires creating the proper incentives for regulated firms to reduce their pollution. The major theme of the course is the interaction between markets and the environment. How can environmental policies be designed to create or mimic markets, in order to provide regulated firms with the right incentives for environmental protection? What profit opportunities do markets provide innovative firms? This is the first of the two-course sequence in Sustainable Business. In this course we focus on the economic underpinnings of environmental regulation, the regulatory compliance offirms, and the use of markets for environmental protection. The second course, Strategy and Social Responsibility, focuses on the integration of Socially Responsible Business Practices with firm strategy. Prerequisites: MBA core Course credits: 1.5
Research Opportunities in Sustainability: Yes
School's environmental commitment:  
1: Olin Sustainability Case Competition
2: Olin Energy Club
3: Olin Chapter of Net Impact
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Academic Support Services Offered
Non-US Student Support Groups:Yes
Description:Several clubs including the Greater China Club (http://olinwustl.campusgroups.com/gcc/about/). Korean Students Club (http://olinwustl.campusgroups.com/kosa/about/) the Olin Inidian Club (http://olinwustl.campusgroups.com/oic/about/) ; Olin Japan Association (http://olinwustl.campusgroups.com/oja/about/) ; and the Olin International Business Association (http://olinwustl.campusgroups.com/iba/about/)
Women Support Groups:Yes
Description:The Olin Women in Business (OWIB) group. http://olinwustl.campusgroups.com/owib/about/
Minority Support Groups:Yes
Description:The Olin Diversity Council http://olinwustl.campusgroups.com/odc/home/
Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Support Groups:Yes
Description:Olin BranchOut Alliance. (http://olinwustl.campusgroups.com/obo/about/)
Academic Prep Programs for Incoming Students:Yes
Peer Tutoring Programs:Yes
Description:Peer tutoring is arranged on an individual, as-needed basis through the MBA programs student services office. There is no charge to the student for this service.
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