Sustainable Business

Concentrate in Sustainable Business

At a time of indisputable societal and environmental change, students 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.

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

Students must take a minimum of four courses for a total of at least 12 units. The four courses must include the foundation course plus one course each of the student's choice in the categories of Issue Area, Discipline, and Practicum.
 
Sustainable Business Concentration Requirement
Course Number Course Name
BSPA-UB 68 Sustainability for Competitive Advantage
 
Issue Area (Pick one)
Course Number Course Name
BSPA-UB 41 Social Entrepreneurship
BSPA-UB 43 Economic Inequality: Perspectives and Practices
BSPA-UB 47 Global Business & Human Rights
BSPA-UB 50 Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Protein
*BSPA-GB 2306 Social Enterprise in Sustainable Food Business
*BSPA-GB.2308 Driving Market Solutions for Clean Energy
ECON-UB 225 Business and the Environment
MULT-UB 24 Business, Economy, and Policy in Midst of COVID-19
 
Discipline (Pick one)
Course Number Course Name
BSPA-UB 44 Innovations and Strategies for Building a Progressive Social Enterprise
BSPA-UB 48 Theory & Practice of Sustainable Investing
BSPA-UB 67 Accounting for Sustainability
ECON-UB 240 Global Economic Trends
FINC-UB 75 Managing Climate, Cyber, Geopolitical, and Financial Risk
 
Practicum (Pick one)
Course Number Course Name
BSPA-UB 2000 SIV: Social Entrepreneurship Ghana (P)
BSPA-UB 70 Social Innovation Practicum (P)
BSPA-UB 103 Experiential Learning Seminar: Social Impact Consulting (P)
BSPA-UB 45 Sustainability Impact Consulting in Costa Rica (P)
BSPA-UB 51 Marketing for Impact: Strategies for Sustainable Business (P)


* 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 stern.nyu.edu/portal-partners/registrar.course-information.


Sustainable Business Co-Concentration (For students who entered Stern prior to fall 2019

Students who entered NYU-Stern before fall 2019 complete the requirements for a co-concentration in Sustainable Business. If you are interested in completing the concentration requirements, please meet with your academic adviser.

Sustainable Business Co-Concentration Requirements


Sustainable Business Co-Concentration Requirement
 
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
Course Number Course Name
BSPA-UB 41 Social Entrepreneurship
BSPA-UB 43 Economic Inequality: Perspectives and Practices
BSPA-UB 44 Sustainable Business & The New Economy
BSPA-UB 68 Sustainability for Competitive Advantage
BSPA-UB 70 Social Innovation Practicum (P)
BSPA-UB 103 Experiential Learning Seminar: Social Impact Consulting (P)
BSPA-UB 105 Experiential Learning Seminar: Emerging Technologies in the Energy Industry (P)
BSPA-UB 2000 Stern Interntational Volunteers Seminar
*BSPA-GB 2140 Law & Business of Social Enterprise
*BSPA-GB 2306 Social Enterprise in Sustainable Food Business (P)
*BSPA-GB 2331 Law, Business & Human Rights
*BSPA-GB 3105  Global Markets, Human Rights & The Press

List B
Course Number Course Name
BSPA-UB 51 Marketing for Impact: Strategies for Sustainable Business
ECON-UB 140 Health Economics 
ECON-UB 225 Business & the Environment
ECON-UB 230 Global Macroeconomics
ECON-UB 240 Global Economic Trends 
*BSPA-GB 2356 Corporate Political Power
*FINC-GB 3148 Social Venture Capital
*FINC-GB 3348 Investing for the Environment & Social Impact
*MGMT-GB 2368 Strategy with a Social Purpose
**UPADM-GP 102 Introduction to Social Impact
**UPADM-GP 103  Introduction to Managing Public Service Organizations
**UPADM-GP 242  The Business of Nonprofit Management
**UPADM-GP 267 Social Entrepreneurship Incubator & Practicum
**UPADM-GP 269 How to Change the World: Advocacy Movements & Social Innovation
**PADM-GP 2142 Financial Management for Global Nonprofit Organizations
**PADP-GP 2311 Social Impact Investment
**PADM-GP 2312 Managing Financial & Social Returns of the Social Enterprise
**PADM-GP 4311 Lean Approaches to Social Innovation
**PADM-GP 4313 The Intersection of Finance & Social Justice
**PADM-GP 4314 Environmental Finance & Social Impact

* 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 stern.nyu.edu/portal-partners/registrar.course-information.

** These courses are offered through the NYU Wagner Graduate 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 wagner.nyu.edu/education/courses.