Sustainable Business

Co-concentrate in Sustainable Business

A co-concentration in Sustainable Business will help you gain a broader understanding of how businesses can profit while benefiting society and protecting the environment.
It allows students to develop the perspective and skills necessary to position themselves in the future to lead organizations that effectively create economic, social and environmental value.

For course descriptions, prerequisites and course scheduling options, please review the Course Index.

Students co-concentrating in Sustainable Business

Sustainable Business can only be taken as co-concentration. Please select a primary concentration to supplement the Sustainable Business concentration.
Requirements Students will take a minimum of four courses earning a minimum of 12 credits. One of the required four courses must be a practicum ("P") course.
Mandatory Choose two courses from List A
Electives Two additional courses from either List A or List B

Mandatory: Choose two course from List A

List A  (select two - required) (3 credits unless noted otherwise)
Social Entrepreneurship BSPA-UB 41
Economic Inequality: Perspectives and Practices BSPA-UB 43
Sustainable Business and the New Economy BSPA-UB 44
Sustainability for Competitive Advantage BSPA-UB 68
Social Innovation Practicum (P) BSPA-UB 70
Experiential Learning Seminar: Social Impact Consulting (P) BSPA-UB 103
Experiential Learning Seminar: Emerging Technologies in the Energy Industry (P) BSPA-UB 105
Stern International Volunteers Seminar BSPA-UB 2000
Law and Business of Social Enterprise BSPA-GB 2140
Social Enterprise in Sustainable Food Business (P) BSPA-GB 2306
Law, Business and Human Rights (1.5 credits) BSPA-GB 2331
Global Markets, Human Rights, and the Press (1.5 credits) BSPA-GB 3105


Electives: Choose two courses from List A or List B

List B   (3 credits unless noted otherwise)
Conceptual Foundations of Business and Society BSPA-UB 26
Marketing for Impact: Strategies for Sustainable Business BSPA-UB 51
Corporate Political Power BSPA-GB 2356
Health Economics ECON-UB 140
Social Enterprise & Economic Development: The India Context ECON-UB 223
Business and the Environment ECON-UB 225
Social Venture Capital (1.5 credits) FINC-GB 3148
Investing for the Environment and Social Impact FINC-GB 3348
Strategy with Social Purpose MGMT-GB 2368
Foundations of Social Entrepreneurship MGMT-GB 3336
Corporate Branding and CSR (1.5 credits) MKTG-GB.3101
Introduction to Social Impact (4 credits) UPADM-GP 102
Introduction to Managing Public Service Organizations (4 credits) UPADM-GP 103
Sustainable Urban Development (4 credits) UPADM-GP 217
The Business of Nonprofit Management (4 credits) UPADM-GP 242
Fundamentals of Social Entrepreneurship: Problem Solving and Innovation (4 credits) UPADM-GP 265
Advanced Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation (4 credits) (P) UPADM-GP 266
Social Entrepreneurship Incubator & Practicum (4 credits) (P) UPADM-GP 267
How To Change the World: Advocacy Movements & Social Innovation (4 credits) UPADM-GP 269
Financial Management for Global Nonprofit Organizations PADM-GP 2142
Social Impact Investment PADM-GP 2311
Managing Financial and Social Returns of the Social Enterprise PADM-GP 2312
Lean Approaches to Social Innovation (1.5 credits) PADM-GP 4311
The Intersection of Finance and Social Justice (1.5 credits) PADM-GP 4313
Environmental Finance and Social Impact (1.5 credits) PADM-GP 4314

Meet with Your Adviser

Many elective options listed for this co-concentration are offered through the Graduate Business School. If you are interested in taking an MBA-level course to satisfy co-concentration requirements, please meet with your adviser to discuss.

To ensure proper concentration progress consult your Academic and Faculty Adviser.