Faculty Profiles


Jay Friedlander

Professor of Green and Sustainable Business


Jay FriedlanderWhat do you teach at COA?
Green and Sustainable Business

Where did you go to school?
As an undergraduate I attended Colgate University. I received my MBA from Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College.

What are you teaching this year?
Launching a New Strategy; Sustainable Strategies; Leadership and Organizational Behavior; Business and Non-Profit Basics

How is COA different from other colleges?
At COA your only limit is yourself. I have seen few places in my lifetime that will both encourage your dreams and help you achieve them. For example, if you are interested in creating a sustainable enterprise, we go beyond giving you the skills in a classroom. By your senior year you could enter the Hatchery (COA's sustainable venture incubator) and launch your enterprise. The enterprise could be a for-profit venture that produces social and environmental benefits - alternative energy, organic foods or creating new products or services. Or perhaps you'd rather focus on tackling a persistent problem: like hunger, poverty or global warming. Ask yourself what would you like to create and where you'd like to go. We'll help you get there.