Graduate School of Management

MBA in Sustainability
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MBA Concentration in Sustainability

Courses and Requirements

Degree Requirements

The MBA in Sustainability program consists of 12 to 17 units (36-51 credits), depending upon previous coursework.  Courses listed below with an * may be waived if taken at the undergraduate or graduate level within 8 years at an AACSB-accredited business school, or within 6 years at a non-AACSB school.  A grade of B- or better is required to waive a course. 

Program Length

Full-time students typically complete the program in 4 or fewer semesters, and part-time students in 8 or fewer semesters, depending on number of courses waived.  

Core Courses

Contemporary Business Law *

Financial Management *

Foundations of Accounting *

Management Economics *

Management Information Systems *

Marketing Management *

Operations Management *

Statistical Methods *

Business in Society

Creating Effective Organizations – Leadership

Creating Effective Organizations – Strategic Decision Making

International Management

Management Decision Models

Marketing Strategy and Simulation

Sustainability Elective Course Options:


Accounting & Finance for Sustainability

Leading Change

Sustainability Consulting Projects

Introduction to Greening the Organization

Energy Management

Green Operations Management


Sustainability and Corporate Strategy

Sustainability Marketing


Environmental Science and Policy Electives

Decision Methods for Environmental Management and Policy

Environmental Pollution Policy: A U.S. Perspective

Climate Change, Energy, and Development

Fundamentals of Environmental Science

Other Electives

Environmental Law

Sustainable Consumption and Production

Technology and Sustainability


Free Choice Elective Course Options

Students will also have the opportunity to select elective courses outside their concentration.

Elective Course Options

Course Descriptions [Academic Catalog]