Managing to Mission

In Marlboro’s MBA and MS in Management programs, students cultivate the skills they need to be effective leaders while making ethical choices that produce lasting positive impact. Our students grow and evolve—both personally and professionally—in Marlboro’s heady, supportive, and collaborative environment, and go on to excel as enterprise or project leaders, entrepreneurs or consultants.


Building on core business coursework, students in both the MBA and MSM programs complete 14 credits working with expert faculty-practitioners within a focused concentration area. Most students also design their capstone project to build expertise in their area of concentration. Students choose from the following areas:

"I looked for a school that would teach me the skills needed to run a nonprofit program with a business mind set. I am amazed at how many aspects of my graduate school experience I have been able to apply to my work." 

–Christine Hazzard MSM '13, Brattleboro Housing Authority

"The program was a perfect fit for me to further my skill sets and leadership capabilities so I can take what I have already learned to the next level. I had hoped for some skill training and what I have gotten is truly life training.” 

–Jodi Clark MSM '14, Global Round Table Leadership

"My Capstone Project gave me the confidence to take the leap and move forward with launching my own business. I entered the MBA program hoping to do exactly that, and I feel, with VT Dinners, I’ve found a business idea with real potential in a sector I love."

–Nathaniel Brooks MBA '15, Founder/Director VT Dinners

"Marlboro's MBA program has made me a better businessperson, a better employer and employee, and a better leader.  I am more aware of my context—the systems of which I am a part—and my impact on them and potential to change them."

–Cheryl Eaton MBA '10, Wild Genius

"I am able to leverage my experience as a Naval Officer, along with my MBA, to advance energy efficiency in industrial systems. What I learned about facilitation from Marlboro MBA community builders was instrumental in preparing me for the job."

–Robert Hart MBA '12, Consortium for Energy Efficiency

"Marlboro is a really hands on place to learn. The faculty push students to tackle real-world problems and to be practical about their work and apply it."

–Emily Shipman MSM '12, Sustainable Food Lab

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