Emergent Accelerator Program


Rather than placing emphasis onfunctional core material (e.g. finance, accounting, marketing, operations, etc.) and other classroom-based instruction on the management of existing businesses typical in MBA programs, the IISE/Emergent Institute Accelerator Program focuses on the next-generation knowledge, skill, and capability crucial to success in incubating clean technologies in underserved communities at the base of the pyramid. It turns traditional MBA education on its head by:

  •  Making basic business literacy a prerequisite rather than a core focus;
  •  Focusing the program on the actual launch of new ventures and initiatives;
  •  Concentrating the “in-residence” portion of the program into two manageable blocks of time;
  •  Incorporating significant work “back home” and in the field;
  •  Building a financing mechanism into theprogram itself;
  • Integrating Institute faculty and advisors as mentors and consultants in the process of venture development, launch, and scaling.