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Sustainability Degree Programs: Business


Undergraduate Programs

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Undergraduate Programs

INSTITUTION: Aquinas College
DEGREE OFFERED: Sustainable Business (B.S.)
DESCRIPTION: This is a new interdisciplinary business program focused on sustainability issues. Sixty-two credit hours are required in the major. The program is also available as a minor and certificate.
WEBSITE: http://www.aquinas.edu/sb/
CONTACT: Aquinas College
1607 Robinson Road S.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49506-1799
(616) 632-2191

INSTITUTION: Arizona State University
DEGREE OFFERED: Business Sustainability Concentration (B.A.)
DESCRIPTION: The W.P. Carey Bachelor of Arts in Business is an innovative interdisciplinary program that will prepare you to apply your business skills in areas of society that have traditionally needed business capabilities, but where students have not generally been able to acquire business as part of their undergraduate education. Finding ways to grow and prosper while reducing the stress on the global environment is a critical issue facing today's society. Combining the latest trends in business with cutting-edge knowledge of sustainability will prepare you to excel in a career area that is expected to dramatically increase in demand.
WEBSITE: http://wpcarey.asu.edu/undergraduate/business-degrees/sustainability.cfm
CONTACT: W. P. Carey School of Business Undergraduate Programs
P.O. Box 873406
Tempe, AZ 85287-3406
(480) 965-4227

Graduate Programs

INSTITUTION: American University
DEGREE OFFERED: Masters in Sustainability Management (MSSM)
DESCRIPTION: Designed to integrate business education with environmental science and public policy to prepare students who want to be part of the first generation of professionally-trained sustainability experts and managers. The MSSM is the only interdisciplinary business-based degree of its kind in the nation's capital, and is offered by one of the greenest universities in the country. Students may choose to specialize in Business, Science, or Policy, and can complete the program on a full or part-time basis.
WEBSITE: www.american.edu/kogod/graduate/MS-SMGT.cfm
CONTACT:American University, Kogod School of Business Graduate Admissions
(202) 885-1913
Kogod School of Business, Room 115
4400 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016

INSTITUTION: Aquinas College
DEGREE OFFERED: Master of Management Sustainable Business Concentration (M.M.)
DESCRIPTION: Students can chose to concentrate in sustainable business in this Master of Management Business degree.
WEBSITE: http://www.aquinas.edu/sb/
CONTACT: Aquinas College
1607 Robinson Road S.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49506-1799
1-800-748-0350 or (616) 632-292

INSTITUTION: Bainbridge Graduate Institute Business School
DEGREE OFFERED: Sustainable Business (MBA or certificate)
DESCRIPTION: This program seeks to "prepare students from diverse backgrounds to build financially successful, socially responsible and environmentally sustainable enterprises." The program includes issues of sustainability which it defines as "environmental and social responsibility" in every course.
WEBSITE: http://www.bgiedu.org/
CONTACT: Bainbridge Graduate Institute
250 Madrona Way, Suite 115
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
phone: (206) 855-9559
fax: (206) 855-9045

INSTITUTION: Blekinge Institute of Technology
DEGREE OFFERED: Strategic Learership Towards Sustainability (M.Sc.)
DESCRIPTION: This one-year full time programme takes a holistic approach for sustainable development, rooted in science. Students come from all over the world to gain a 'big picture' perspective of the challenges we face and of how to move towards sustainability in a strategic and profitable way.
WEBSITE: www.bth.se/msls
CONTACT: Blekinge Institute of Technology,
SE-371 79 Karlskrona, Sweden
Phone: +46 (0)455 - 38 55 26
Director: Tamara Connell
E-mail: sustainabilitymasters@bth.se

INSTITUTION: Columbia University
DEGREE OFFERED: Sustainability Management (M.S.)
DESCRIPTION: The M.S. in Sustainability Management is co-sponsored by The Earth Institute and the School of Continuing Education. It includes new and existing courses at the University, taught by faculty and researchers who are lesaders in the fields of earth science, engineering and environmental management. The program utilizes environmental and sustainable development research to provide practical training to a new generation of professionals who will address critical interdisciplinary issues.
WEBSITE: www.ce.columbia.edu/sustainability-management
CONTACT: The Earth Institute, Columbia University
Jane Tipermas, Coordinator - Office of Academic and Research Programs
Phone: (212) 851-5973
E-mail: jtipermas@ei.columbia.edu

INSTITUTION: Presidio World College Sustainable Management
DEGREE OFFERED: Sustainable Management (MBA)
DESCRIPTION: This program "integrates environmental, ethical and social values with practical business skills." The theme of sustainable management in for-profit business is part of every course in the program.
WEBSITE: http://presidioworldcollege.org/
CONTACT: Presidio Building 36
P.O. Box 29502
San Francisco, CA 94129
Phone: (415) 561-6590
Fax: (415) 561-6483

INSTITUTION: University of Bath, School of Management, New Academy of Business
DEGREE OFFERED: Responsibility and Business Practice (M.Sc.)
DESCRIPTION: This two-year part time program integrates successful business practice with a concern for social, environmental and ethical issues. The program is delivered by the Centre for Action Research in Professional Practice in the School of Management in partnership with the New Academy of Business. Students learn about innovative management techniques and approaches and test the relevance of these ideas and practices in their own workplaces. Participants are encouraged to act and reflect on their learning while in the workplace. Many aspects of the course are open to negotiation between staff and students, individually and collectively. Peer support and mutual learning are important features of the course and staff and participants work together
to review the program on an ongoing basis.
WEBSITE: http://www.bath.ac.uk/carpp/msc.htm
CONTACT: Centre for Action Research in Professional Practice (CARPP)
School of Management
University of Bath
Bath, BA2 7AY
Phone: +44 (0)1225 383861
Fax: +44 (0)1225 386473

INSTITUTION: University of Calgary and Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Latin American Energy Organization, Canadian International Development Agency
DEGREE OFFERED: Sustainable Energy Development (M.Sc.)
DESCRIPTION: This program is specifically aimed towards Latin American and Caribbean professionals. Students will learn the skills to implement and manage sustainable energy development projects. The program is offered at Universidad San Francisco de Quito. Students receive a joint degree from the University of Calgary. Students are expected to be fluent in English and Spanish.
WEBSITE: http://www.ucalgary.ca/usfq/
CONTACT: University of Calgary
OLADE Project Office
457 Scurfield Hall
Haskayne School of Business
2500 University Drive N.W.
Calgary, Alberta
Canada T2N IN4
Phone: (403) 220 - 8991
Fax: (403) 282 - 0095

INSTITUTION: University of Michigan, Irb Institute Corporate
Environmental Management Program (School of Business and
School of Natural Resources and Environment)
DESCRIPTION: In this program, students earn joint masters degrees in business and natural science in a three-year period. The coursework and vision of the program is specifically related to business and environmental sustainability.
WEBSITE: http://www.umich.edu/~cemp/index.htm
E2540 UMBS, 701 Tappan Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234
Phone: 734.647.9709
Fax: 734.647.8551

INSTITUTION: University of North Carolina (UNC), Kenan-Flagler Business School
DEGREE OFFERED: Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Sustainable Enterprise
DESCRIPTION: The UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA in Sustainable Enterprise prepares students to manage the "triple bottom line": financial, environmental, and social performance. The program is recognized as one of the leading MBA social and environmental impact management programs in the country. Courses and requirements for the concentration cover topics including corporate sustainability strategy, financial analysis and metrics, environmental/social impact assessment, sustainable innovation and R&D investment, corporate responsibility, economic development, and entrepreneurship in developing economies.
WEBSITE: http://www.cse.unc.edu
CONTACT: Center for Sustainable Enterprise
UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
CB 3440, Kenan Center
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3440
Phone: (919) 962-1499
Fax: (919) 843-9667

INSTITUTION: York University, Schulich School of Business, Erivan K. Haub Program in Business and Sustainability
DEGREE OFFERED: Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Business Sustainability (MBA)
DESCRIPTION: "The Business and Sustainability specialization equips students for general management and senior corporate positions, as well as for work in specialist environmental management or consulting posts."
WEBSITE: http://www.schulich.yorku.ca/bsus.nsf
CONTACT: Erivan K. Haub Program in Business and Sustainability
Schulich School of Business, Room N211
York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON
M3J 1P3
Phone: (416) 736-5268
Fax: (416) 736-5195

Links to Other Databases in Business Programs

The University of Wisconsin-Madison
A listing of universities with programs in sustainability: Graduate Programs With Sustainability Focus and MBA Programs Focusing on Sustainability Issues.

Beyond Grey Pinstripes
A searchable database of activities, coursework, and research related to environmental and social impact management.

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