These gatherings are not only an opportunity to broaden one’s knowledge of the sustainability community, but also to network and collaborate with other Presidians.
Earning your MBA or MPA in Sustainable Management means more than just fulfilling academic requirements. It’s also about taking part in the greater business and public affairs community. To that end, PGS goes out of its way to conceive and present events that connects students, alumni and the broader Bay Area community with today’s sustainability innovators.
Presidio Graduate School makes the most of those times when the student body comes together for monthly Residencies and Intensives. On Saturday evenings during these weekends, the school hosts receptions, speakers, and other programs for current students and alumni to attend. These gatherings are not only an opportunity to broaden one’s knowledge of the sustainability community, but also to network and collaborate with other Presidians.
At the end of each semester, PGS students enrolled in the Masters of Public Administration Capstone Policy Innovation and Masters of Business Administration Capstone Entrepreneurship courses refine and polish their capstone public policy innovations and social venture company ideas at the Presidio Capstone Showcase. As a part of the integrated and entrepreneurship-focused MPA and MBA Capstone Program, our students design and launch new social ventures, conceive and propose transformative public administration and public policy innovations, and collaborate on product design prototypes.
Our MBA and MPA Capstone teams often compete deep into major global business plan competitions; the Spring 2012 InFoods team won the top prize in the prestigious Madrona League Business Plan Competition, and members of that team have launched the venture as a going concern after their graduation.