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Academic Dean Maggie Winslow & Professor Liz Leiba featured in TIME

Presidio's academic team shared their insight with TIME on the evolution of business education, and why so many traditional MBA programs are falling behind the curve on modern sustainability education.

OCT. 8, 2021 – Presidio Leads the Charge on Values-Driven Business Education  

Earlier this month, TIME published a new piece on top-ranking MBA programs’ evolving nature: Inside the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of Tomorrow’s Business Leaders. The article features commentary from our very own Academic Dean, Maggie Winslow, and MBA Professor Liz Leiba, alongside other leading academics. 

The piece explores why so many large, traditional business schools have been so slow to incorporate the urgent subjects of sustainability and social justice into their core curriculum. The author perceives that “change has been slow…many major business schools have not overhauled tried-and-true programs, instead offering one-off courses on sustainability or ethics.”   

On the other hand, Presidio “aims to include sustainability and social justice in every business course.” Maggie, one of our founders and a lifelong advocate of values-driven education, responded in true Presidian fashion: “We can’t do business as usual. We have to do new business.”  


Presidio Graduate School is the first and only independent graduate school dedicated entirely to educating those working for a more just and sustainable world. Our mission is to educate changemakers to build a flourishing future for all. With a forward-looking curriculum that integrates sustainability, equity, and social impact, Presidio equips students with the mindset and skills to create tangible, positive change and access to a growing global network of passionate sustainability professionals.

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 2003, Presidio Graduate School is headquartered in San Francisco and offers master’s degrees (MBA, MPA, and dual degrees) and certificate programs. Presidio Graduate School was ranked among the top five sustainable MBA programs in the nation by Fast Company and, according to The New York Times, is the place to go “if you want to change the world.” To learn more, visit, read the Presidian Blog, join us on LinkedIn, and follow us on Twitter @presidiograd.


Amanda Opperman
VP of Marketing & Admissions
Presidio Graduate School

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