Sustainable Business

Co-concentrate in Sustainable Business

A Sustainable Business co-concentration 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

Sustainable Business can only be taken as co-concentration. Please select a primary concentration to supplement the Sustainable Business concentration. Students must take a minimum of four courses and earn at least 12 units. Two of the required four courses must be chosen from List A; the other two courses may be chosen from either List A or List B. One of the four courses must be a practicum “(P)” course.

List A Courses (Select Two-Required)
Course Title   Course Code (3 credits unless noted otherwise) 
 Social Entrepreneurship   BSPA-UB 41 
 Economic Inequality: Perspectives and Practices   BSPA-UB 43 
Innovations and Strategies for Building a Progressive Social Enterprise
 BSPA-UB 44 
 Sustainability Impact Consulting in Costa Rica  (P) BSPA-UB 45
Understanding the Clean Energy Transition BSPA-UB 46
Global Business & Human Rights BSPA-UB 47
Theory & Practice of Sustainable Investing BSPA-UB 48
Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Protein BSPA-UB 50
Marketing for Impact: Strategies for Sustainable Business (P) BSPA-UB 51
Measuring, Disclosing and Driving Sustainability BSPA-UB 67
Sustainability for Competitive Advantage BSPA-UB 68
Social Innovation Practicum (P) BSPA-UB 70
Experiential Learning Seminar: Social Impact Consulting (P) BSPA-UB 103
SIV: Social Entrepreneurship Ghana (P) BSPA-UB 2000
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

List B Courses
Course Titles Course Code (3 credits unless noted otherwise)
Renewable Energy and Electric Vehicles Industries ACCT-UB 0484
Health Economics ECON-UB 140
Business and the Environment ECON-UB 225
Global Macroeconomics ECON-UB 230
Global Economic Trends ECON-UB 240
Social Venture Capital (1.5 credits)* FINC-GB 3148
Investing for the Environment and Social Impact* FINC-GB 3348
Impact Investing in Family Offices* FINC-GB 3335
Strategy with Social Purpose* MGMT-GB 2368
Introduction to Social Impact (4 credits) UPADM-GP 102
Introduction to Managing Public Service Organizations (4 credits) UPADM-GP 103
The Business of Nonprofit Management (4 credits) UPADM-GP 242
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

* These courses are offered through the Stern MBA program. Students who wish to enroll in these courses are required to submit their request via the MBA Course Request Form provided by the Advising Office. Course descriptions and prerequisites can be found on the Stern MBA website at

^ These courses are offered through the Wagner School of Public Service. Enrollment in these courses may require approval from the NYU Wagner School. Students may direct inquiries regarding enrollment into these courses through the Stern Advising Office. Course descriptions and prerequisites can be found on the Wagner website at