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MBA in Sustainable Innovation

Our MBA offers complete immersion in sustainable innovation—it’s in everything we do. We're here to challenge traditional modes of thinking, and to help you navigate complex challenges from economic, social and environmental perspectives. You’ll take classes designed to integrate sustainability and triple-bottom-line thinking: people, planet and profit.
At Gustavson, you can create positive change while building your career.


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Sustainable innovation & social responsibility

Sustainability and innovation are requirements in business, and we believe it should be required in an MBA.

  • all courses include sustainability content
  • the Gustavson School of Business has been carbon neutral since 2016
  • the Centre for Social and Sustainable Innovation was founded in 2011 to integrate sustainability throughout the school’s teaching and research
  • our faculty are active researchers and bring their expertise to the classroom

Hands-on learning

Capstone consulting projects
Work with an organization to solve a real challenge for their business.

Course content
Learn from case studies, simulations and applied exercises in the classroom.

Case competitions
Tackle business cases and compete with your teammates at business case competitions around the world.

International experience
Travel and learn from some of the world's most innovative social and sustainable businesses.

Two delivery formats

The MBA in Sustainable Innovation is delivered in 2 formats: Daytime (on-campus immersive) and Weekend (for working professionals).

 Format Program length Delivery
Daytime 16 months In-class / full-time
Weekend 24 months In-class / 1 weekend per month

Both formats start in September with an on-campus orientation.

Career development

You'll have access to professional, customized supports to help you grow, launch or pivot your career. 

A co-op work term is available to students who would like to gain additional work experience or try a new industry.

Connect with a community of like-minded professionals. Grow your network with more than 1,400 MBA alumni who have amazing careers all over the world. 

Career paths

The MBA in Sustainable Innovation equips you for career advancement in your chosen field. Some recent examples:

  • climate finance and investing
  • government and policy change
  • healthcare
  • social entrepreneurship
  • social responsibility leadership at a Fortune 500 company
  • sustainability consulting

Student stories

If you are looking for a solid, well-designed MBA program that is innovative, collaborative and focused on sustainability, the UVic MBA in Sustainable Innovation can help you make your impact on the world.

Isabel de Verteuil is the 2023 co-op student of the year

April 24, 2024

MBA student Isabel de Verteuil is UVic’s business co-op student of the year. Each year, UVic recognizes co-op students who have excelled in their work terms. Co-op students are nominated...

Fearless at Fifty

November 20, 2023

Fear, an uninvited guest that lingers in the corridors of our careers. It’s the invisible shackle that can trap people in unfulfilling jobs during their prime years. Not for Greg Booth,...

A sustainable interest in food

November 1, 2023

Kimberly Schaub isn’t just a seasoned professional—she’s a composer of flavour symphonies, a culinary scientist, a leader and a captivating storyteller in her own...

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