Many of us have instituted significant self-knowledge in our everyday lives, making mindful decisions to ride rather than drive, eat organic foods, and surround ourselves with like-minded people who share our desire to maximize personal potential. Imagine if we approached business as holistically as we worked out at the gym or shopped for produce? As exciting as it may first appear to incorporate these tenets into our work environments, such transformative intentions have often run into traditional blockades, especially in the business world.
Sofia University intends to break through this impasse. The Silicon Valley-based institution has developed a holistic Master of Business Administration program that is “moving humanity forward” by building on the same foundation of mindfulness as that of its innovative psychology graduate program.
“We started by looking at what employers say they need from MBA graduates,” explains David Bergner, PhD, Chair of the Sofia University Business Programs. “Employers perceive a need for graduates with bothdata-driven decision making skills and exceptional interpersonal skills. To meet these needs at a deeper level, Sofia’s MBA program will provide students with thorough knowledge of business fundamentals and data-driven decision-making, in combination with deep self-knowledge and emotional intelligence. Our core curriculum integrating Transpersonal Psychology and Positive Psychology is designed to provide graduates with the knowledge, skills, and deep perspective necessary to foster a culture of value-driven decision-making and organizational well-being. We believe strategy should be driven by authenticity, consciousness, and value creation with consideration of all stakeholders.”
By integrating a foundation of Humanistic, Transpersonal, and Positive Psychology into the MBA, Sofia University will provide graduates the tools needed to thrive in a highly competitive business environment, and the soft skills needed to effect positive change in organizations and in the world.
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