Learn About the Sustainable Business Concentration

At a time of indisputable societal and environmental change, concentrating in Sustainable Business will examine the unique role of the private sector and gain a broad understanding of how embedding sustainability into core business strategy benefits financial performance and management practices.

Sustainable Business Concentration Requirements

To declare a concentration in Sustainable Business, you must fill out the concentration declaration form on SternLife.
 

You are required to complete 12 credits of Sustainable Business courses that consist of: 

  • Sustainability for Competitive Advantage (BSPA-UB 68) 
  • Three (3) courses, one from each of the following sections: Issue Area, Discipline, and Practicum
     

Approved Issue Area Courses

  • Social Entrepreneurship (BSPA-UB 41)
  • Economic Inequality: Perspectives and Practices (BSPA-UB 43)
  • Global Business & Human Rights (BSPA-UB 47)
  • Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Protein (BSPA-UB 50)
  • Social Enterprise in Sustainable Food Business (BSPA-GB 2306)
  • Driving Market Solutions for Clean Energy (BSPA-GB 2308)
  • Business and the Environment (ECON-UB 225)
  • Business Economy and Policy in Midst of COVID-19 (MULT-UB 24) 
     

Approved Discipline Courses

  • Innovations and Strategies for Building a Progressive Social Enterprise (BSPA-UB 44) 
  • Theory & Practice of Sustainable Investing (BSPA-UB 48) 
  • Accounting for Sustainability (BSPA-UB 67)
  • Global Economic Trends (ECON-UB 240)
  • Managing Climate, Cyber, Geopolitical and Financial Risk (FINC-UB 75)
     

Approved Practicum (P) Courses

  • Sustainability Impact Consulting in Costa Rica (P) (BSPA-UB 45) 
  • Marketing for Impact: Strategies for Sustainable Business (P) (BSPA-UB 51)
  • Social Innovation Practicum (P)  (BSPA-UB 70) 
  • Experiential Learning Seminar: Social Impact Consulting (P)  (BSPA-UB 103) 
  • SIV: Social Entrepreneurship in Ghana (P)  (BSPA-UB 2000) 

Additional Notes and Resources

  • A Stern elective course may satisfy only one concentration requirement. For example, Marketing for Impact (BSPA-UB 51) can count as a Sustainable Business elective or Marketing elective, but it cannot satisfy both requirements.
  • Practicum courses are labeled with a “P”

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