MS One Planet Leadership

Master of Science

Develop business leadership skills with a focus on sustainability, well-being, social responsibility, & performance excellence. Build management skills for sustainable business development and Triple Bottom Line success.

Availability: On-Campus, Online | Program Length: 30 Hours

GMAT/GRE Testing Not Required

Due to the difficulties associated with standardized testing during the COVID-19 crisis, GMAT or GRE test scores will not be required for admission to the MBA and MS in One Planet Leadership programs at the present time. However, students who earned a GPA below 3.0 during the last 60 hours of their undergraduate degree will have to submit GMAT/GRE scores by Spring 2021. Students will be notified at the time of admission if standardized scores are required.

We have only one planet with a finite resource base.

MS One Planet Leadership:
Leadership for Sustainability

It is estimated that the planet’s population will increase from 6.7 to 9 billion in the next 30 years, and that we are currently depleting the world’s resources 1.5-2 times faster than they can be replenished by nature. This is clearly unsustainable, which has given rise to a growing consensus that current business and leadership models based on unbridled growth and consumerism are not viable. In pursuit of maximizing profits, employees, society, and the environment are negatively impacted. The solutions for a sustainable, flourishing world require a new leadership paradigm for building the kind of world we want to live in and that we want future generations to inherit.

Triple Bottom Line Sustainability Success

The One Planet Leadership program is focused on Leadership for Sustainability, which is inspired by the belief:

  • That leaders and their organizations should have a higher purpose beyond enriching themselves and financial stakeholders.
  • That in addition to economic success, leaders have responsibility for the well-being of employees, their communities, the socially disenfranchised, and the earth we all inhabit - the triple bottom line or people, planet, and profit.
  • That we should all leave, as part of our legacy, a sustainable, flourishing world for our children, grandchildren, and future generations to come.

The MS One Planet Leadership program embraces the call for embedding sustainability principles into leadership graduate education, while challenging students to explore the complex task of creating and leading learning organizations that maximize employee well-being, social responsibility, and performance excellence — the triple bottom line, or People, Planet, and Profit.

As a MS One Planet Leadership student, you will cultivate the leadership and management skills essential for sustainable business development and operations. Our emphasis on taking action through global awareness, cross-cultural sensitivity, strong communication skills, creativity and innovative problem-solving, the creation and maintenance of collaborative partnership and productive teams, and the enactment and support of socially responsible behavior will equip you to become a self-aware, sustainability-conscious leader prepared to address the critical economic, social, and environmental issues facing today's organizations.

"The A&M-Central Texas One Planet Leadership program was a key element in my transition from the Army to a position of responsibility within the corporate sector. In addition to providing the academic framework to understand how to put my experience to work, and the credentials to open doors in the civilian world, the One Planet Leadership also gave me a framework to understand how desperately needed strong leadership is for the future of our planet and society."
John Atkinson
A&M-Central Texas Graduate

Marketable Skills

  • Leadership for Sustainability — Establish vision and value congruence in teams and organizations to implement organizational change and sustainable development initiatives in a dynamic and complex business environment
  • Problem Solving — Address operations and service-related sustainability challenges by applying solution-based knowledge and tools for institutional change
  • Organization Design — Build and communicate the case for sustainability, including opportunities and challenges, by conducting and implementing an organization design analysis for sustainable effectiveness
  • Agility — Flexibly navigate the dynamic global context for sustainable development, utilizing critical knowledge, models, methods, and tools inherent in leadership for sustainability
  • Cultural Intelligence — Lead diverse, cross-cultural teams through a common vision and effective interpersonal, problem solving, and communication skills
  • Stakeholder Focus — Identify and address sustainable development issues within a complex internal and external stakeholder environment
  • Ethical and Social Responsibility — Identify key issues and lead organizational initiatives that foster ethical and socially responsible practices for sustainable effectiveness
Triple Bottom Line Sustainability Success

One Planet Leadership Program Recommendation Form

The One Planet Leadership program at A&M-Central Texas requires applicants to submit two completed recommendations, using the form provided below, with their graduate school application materials. For more information contact or 254.501.5900.

Program Accreditation

The College of Business Administration is accredited by Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) to award the BAAS in Business; BBA in Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Finance, Human Resource Management, Management, and Marketing; MBA; and MS in One Planet Leadership, Accounting, and Information Systems.

The College of Business Administration is also pursuing accreditation with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).