Sustainability

Students majoring in a business discipline may add a concentration in sustainability by completing an additional six credits of coursework in the area. Students may choose any two of the following courses to fulfill the concentration.

Electives (Choose Two)
BUAD 441 - Social Entrepreneurship

3 credits | Fall or Spring | Prerequisite(s): Junior or Senior standing.


Social Entrepreneurs create innovative and sustainable solutions to critical social and environmental challenges, using strategies from business. This course integrates the concepts of social responsibility, sustainable business, nonprofit and for-profit management, and consulting practice by applying these frameworks to specific issues in domestic and international contexts.

BUAD 453 - Sustainability Inspired Innovation and Design

3 credits | Fall or Spring | Prerequisite(s): BUAD 311 - Principles of Marketing


Many companies are embracing sustainability as the inspiration and impetus for the next wave of product and service innovation. In this course, we will explore the reasons behind this growing interest in sustainability, what sustainability means to consumers, and the opportunities it presents to companies that want to "do well while doing good". This course will also emphasize the process and outcome of product and service innovation, from creative idea generation to concept evaluation. Specifically, students will gain significant hands-on experience with the tools and techniques of "Design Thinking" in a studio setting, with a focus on developing innovative ideas that promote the principles of sustainability.

BUAD 464 - Sustainability/ Green Supply Chain OR

3 credits | Fall or Spring | Prerequisite(s): BUAD 350 - Introduction to Business Analytics or consent of the instructor.


This course focuses on the development of sustainable supply chains. Students will explore leading-edge initiatives by forward-thinking companies to (re)design and market products, source, manufacture, and eventually distribute them in an environmentally-, ecologically-, and socially- responsible way.

Note: Formerly BUAD 480.

BUAD 492 - Sustainability & Chesapeake Bay

3 credits | Fall

ENSP 101 - Introduction to Environmental Science and Policy

3 credits | Fall


This team-taught interdisciplinary course brings together perspectives and approaches to environmental problems from natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Examines key environmental concepts by exploring case studies such as pollution and contamination disputes, ecosystem management in the Chesapeake Bay, and biodiversity.