Ask the right questions.

Presidio Graduate School’s unique approach to teaching sustainable management integrates systems, leadership, and management fundamentals. PGS students learn professional competencies and the hard skills required in every graduate management program. What distinguishes PGS from other programs is  our commitment to help students learn and apply their sustainable management skills to join profitability, community and ecology in new business models and public policies.

Beyond the essential management competencies—such as governance, operations, economics, and finance—our graduates are trained to see connections and make better decisions in the context of a whole system. Our students learn to recognize how changing a manufacturing process can impact not just efficiency, but also community relations, environmental safety, and job satisfaction. They identify ways to rethink business or policy decisions that reduce energy and material costs that can lead to bottom-line benefits while delivering value to customers and other stakeholders. Values-driven and results focused.

Our unique systems-thinking teaching method empowers our MBA, MPA, Dual Degree and Certificate students to become successful change agents.

A powerful combination

Transforming ideas and opportunities for sustainable business and policy solutions into practical action often requires leading people through some form of change, or even disruption. This is the essence of the human and leadership dimension of sustainable management that PGS emphasizes throughout our programs.

No matter how innovative your idea or how well-designed your business case, without the courage and ability to mobilize others, very little progress can be made. We teach leadership competencies and inspire confidence, both of which are critical for success in today’s complex business and political environment. Presidian students develop a strong understanding of sustainability principles, tools, and activities while cultivating sustainability ethics and the leadership skills to change institutions and society.