The One Planet MBA has received international attention

Global companies pledge support for new University of Exeter One Planet MBA

A raft of major corporations have announced their support for the new One Planet MBA programme, exclusively offered at the University of Exeter Business School in collaboration with WWF.

Companies including Canon, Coca Cola, the Cooperative Group, IBM, IKEA, Lafarge, Lloyds TSB, Nokia, Sony, Atos and Thomson Reuters are backing scholarships for MBA students. They are also providing guest speakers for the programme and offering students the opportunity to work with them on projects as part of their MBA.

Professor Malcolm Kirkup, Director of the One Planet MBA commented, ‘We’ve been overwhelmed by the level of interest and support received from the corporate community. These particular companies are demonstrating real leadership on sustainability and it is great to have them on board. We are delighted they have already recognised the value of the programme and the quality of our students. These scholarships will ensure that we continue to attract high quality cohorts of students from a diverse range of backgrounds.

The One Planet MBA has recently been highlighted as 'good practice' at the 2011 Principles of Management Education Summit in Brussels. More details can be found on the PRME Summit website.

Date: 16 June 2011

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