B-Schools and Sustainability
Business schools have begun integrating sustainability courses into their core curricula, rather than as a specialization. This article from Businessweek details the rationale behind the evolving field of sustainable enterprise.
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Sustainability Programs at Baruch College
Interdisciplinary Minor in Environmental Sustainability
The Department of Natural Sciences, the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, and the Zicklin School of Business offer a joint interdisciplinary program in Environmental Sustainability that satisfies Baruch College’s Tier III minor requirement. The Environmental Sustainability minor is suitable for both business and liberal arts students who have an interest in developing a critical understanding of interactions between human society and the broader global ecosystem. The program emphasizes economic, legal, and philosophical issues of environmental sustainability.
To learn more click here or call the Department of Natural Sciences 646-660-6200.
MBA Major in Sustainable Business
“Sustainable business” is an umbrella term that encompasses the areas of environmental/social/governance (ESG) issues, green business/green enterprise, social entrepreneurship, and community enterprise development. What these areas share in common is an emphasis on the responsibilities of business people to their local communities and to the global community – doing well and doing good – and on the mutuality of business and society.
This co-major is conceptually anchored in strategy, with the understanding that sustainable ventures require a strategic mindset with respect to the integration of environmental, social and governance issues. Whether one is managing a small business with the intent of offering a sustainable good or service, or one is managing a large transnational corporation seeking to implement sustainable practices throughout the firm, strategy is at the core of the approach to sustainable business.
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Certificate in Sustainability
The Certificate in Sustainability or Green Certificate requires successful completion of five required courses and three elective courses. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the sustainability and green/energy conservation field to prepare them for both the LEED exam and the marketplace.
To learn more about this certificate as a whole for a discounted rate, click here.