Forget orange! Green is the new black. It’s also becoming a major player in the world economy. For this reason, schools offering MBAs are beginning to take the economic impact of the planet and all things related to preserving said planet into consideration when offering degree programs. Hence the birth of the Green MBA.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in March of 2013 that the year of 2011 saw 3.4 million jobs in the Green Goods and Services (GGS) industry. These jobs accounted for 2.6 percent of all employment within the U.S. These numbers are up from 3.1 million green goods and services jobs representing 2.4 percent of total employment in 2010. The largest leaps within the industry occurred in private sector employment, which jumped from 7 percentage points to 8.9.