You're invited to join us for Hult's Boston Campus Open House on Saturday, April 21.
This is your opportunity to see our state-of-the-art facilities and get a taste of what life is like as a Hult student and graduate.
During this special event, attendees will learn more about Hult's Global-One Year MBA, part-time EMBA & specialized Masters Degree programs. You will get the opportunity to participate in a Master Class on Sustainability with Professor Ryan Raffety, hear from our Career Development team, ask your questions to our Visas team, and network with local alumni, current students & other prospective candidates. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Master Class: Off-roading for a Sustainable Future
For over 40 years, American society has mostly accepted Milton Friedman’s motto that the primary social responsibility of business is to pursue profits. The problem with this one-sided-view is that many times people with little voice, limited means, or no representation pay the hidden costs of production. Society at large pays in the form of environmental damage and resource scarcity. Laws and regulations lay down the guideposts for society’s expectations, but firms have a lot of leeway in determining the right course of action. For decades, they mostly chose profits over people.
This quandary fueled a prolonged philosophical debate regarding the questions: "To whom is the firm responsible?" and "What are the boundaries of this responsibility?" This Master Class will discuss how and why the answers to these questions evolved over time, why profit-motivated businesses now leverage innovation to embrace their social responsibilities, and what this means for the future of business.
Meet our professor
Professor Ryan Raffety spent nearly 10 years in the IT consulting industry before returning to academe in 2006. Raffety lived and worked abroad in Germany, Switzerland, England, Panama, Mexico, St. Kitts, and Canada as well as in several U.S. cities including New York, Dallas, Houston, and Miami. Students have honored Dr. Raffety with undergraduate and graduate awards in teaching excellence, and his sustainability curriculum has been recognized by the Page Prize Committee at the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business. Professor Raffety has been a full-time Hult faculty member since 2016, and he teaches courses in Strategy, Sustainability, Leadership, and Project Management.
Please complete the form below to secure your space, as capacity is limited.