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A short bicycle ride away from Cypress Villages is Maharishi University of Management, a fully accredited, alternative university with the country’s first degree programs in sustainable living. 

Founded in 1974, Maharishi University of Management offers a complete array of traditional courses in the arts, sciences, business and the humanities, along with courses in meditation, yoga and environmentally responsible agriculture. Cypress Villages is proud to offer internship programs through the university.

Below, you’ll find a sampling of some of the sustainable living courses you can take at Maharishi University:

B.S. in Sustainable Living

•  Bio-Geophysiology
provides the foundations of ecology and geology as the model for sustainability

•  Renewable Energy
includes solar energy, wind energy, and biofuels

•  Sustainable Agriculture
emphasizes organic agriculture and permaculture design practices on our organic farm

•  Eco-Architectural Design
focuses on creating buildings and communities in harmony with the laws of nature

•  Green Business and Entrepreneurship
provides the basics of business, entrepreneurship, and eco-economics that drive sustainable communities

•  Social-Ecological Interface
includes bio-cultural ethics, environmental law, and an overview of mega-sustainability issues

M.B.A. in Sustainable Business

• Sustainable Entrepreneurship
focuses on creating successful green businesses that produce real value for society

• Sustainable Business Solutions
provides the knowledge and skills needed for transforming and managing businesses for lasting sustainability

• Sustainable Management
emphasizes the people and organizational skills needed for managing projects and operations

• Sustainable Living
provides advanced knowledge and experience in renewable energy, organic agriculture, and the other principal fields of sustainable living