School of Business
A student pursuing a bachelor of science in business administration degree (BSBA) can choose a major in Sustainable Management. Sustainable Management is a degree program with a strong management component combined with an emphasis on sustainability. The School of Business teaches a triple bottom line (3BL) approach to sustainability. The 3BL approach emphasizes the importance of people and the planet as well as profit as important performance metrics that successful businesses must recognize. Managers following 3BL metrics recognize the stakeholder approach to decision making rather than the traditional shareholder approach. A stakeholder approach allows firms to engage in strategic planning that focuses on long-run value creation for the business as opposed to short-term profits as the sole performance measure.
Sustainable management majors are required to take three courses in science as a complement to their business management courses. These courses provide a foundation for prospective managers to understand the implications to the environment and the human stakeholders of business decisions.
Sustainable management majors are also exposed to actual hands-on learning experience through the requirements of taking either a sustainable internship or the sustainable business consulting course.
This program is relevant to students who plan to own, manage, or consult for any organization, large or small, public or private, profit or non-profit.