Program: Joint MBA / MA International Environmental Policy
Specialization: Sustainability and Impact Investment
Undergrad: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Fast Fact: Megan taste tested several species of insects while living in the Ecuadorian Amazon in 2011.
“I really enjoy the way business skills and tools are incorporated into subjects like sustainability, international development, and design thinking. It creates a significant value-add within my MBA.”
Specialization: International Business Development
Fast Fact: Ben spent six months working on a social business model development project in Rajasthan, India for Traditional Medicinals, an herbal tea company.
The Monterey’s Institute’s commitment to immersive learning includes an emphasis on summer fellowship and internship opportunities all over the world. These placements put students on the ground using and further developing their skills while working on real-world issues in a professional capacity with organizations of all sizes and shapes, from UNESCO to frontier market entrepreneurs.
Twenty-one Frontier Markets Scouts recently completed training at the Monterey Institute and took their first steps towards a career in impact investing. The Frontier Market Scouts program was jointly developed and managed by the Monterey Institute, Sanghata Global and Village Capital to turn compassionate and capable young professionals into talent scouts and investment managers serving local entrepreneurs and social-minded investors in low-income and weak-capital regions of the world.
The challenge asked students to develop and implement a plan for lowering the environmental impact of their campuses and to educate and engage on-campus facilities managers and fellow students.
Jessy Bradish is a dual degree student in the International Environmental Policy and Business Administration programs. She has a background in media and standup and wants to expand the climate change discussion in America through eco-comedy. She debuted her Climate Change Rap at the "MIIS Follies," our annual student-driven talent show. You can also watch the full version of her standup comedy and rap song.
The Peace Corps and the Monterey Institute of International Studies announced today that the Monterey graduate school now ranks in a tie for third in the nation in terms of participation in the Peace Corps Master’s International program, with 26 students enrolled in the program and serving overseas as of the ranking date of September 30, 2011.
When MIIS alumna Mary Graham Bliss (MAIPS ’04) was a summer intern in Mali, she was told that the only thing that worked were “les petits projets pratiques” or the “practical small projects.” She listened, founded a non-profit organization focused on solar-energy projects, and named it “Practical Small Projects (PSP).”