Sustainability Management Course Listings

A major and a minor in sustainability management are offered. See also majors in business, sustainability studies and sustainable food systems, and the minor in sustainability.

Major in sustainability management

56 credit hours

Sustainability Core (16 credit hours)

  • Biol 207, Roots of Environmental Crisis 3
  • Bus 121, Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3
  • Bus 307, Career Planning 1
  • Econ 309, Environmental Economics 3
  • Sust 201, Introduction to Sustainability 3
  • Sust 205, Sustainability Policy 3

Remaining courses in the major (40 credit hours)

  • Acc 201, Principles of Financial Accounting 3
  • Acc 305, Sustainability Accounting and Reporting 3
  • Bus 220, Office Software Productivity 3
  • Bus 315, Principles of Management 3
  • Bus 316, Principles of Marketing 3
  • Bus 318, Operations Management 3
  • Bus 325, Business Strategies for Sustainability 3
  • Bus 409, Internship 3
  • Econ 345, Economics of Sustainability 3
  • Econ 380, Business Analytics 3
  • Hist 345, Environmental History 3
  • Phys 215, Climate Change 3
  • Sust 155, Sustainability Seminar 1
  • Choose one: 3
    • Bus 410, Business Capstone (3)
    • Sust 410, Sustainability Capstone (3)

Student learning outcomes

  1. Identify and articulate how personal values and ethical considerations inform and impact organizational decisions.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the roles, goals, key concepts, methods, and tools utilized in specific business functions as well as the relationships between the various functions in an organization.
  3. Intentionally prepare for a career in sustainability management.
  4. Acquire the skills needed to influence, inspire, and motivate individuals and groups to achieve results.
  5. Identify opportunities, analyze information, and apply frameworks for effective problem-solving and decision-making.
  6. Demonstrate effectiveness in writing and speaking in a variety of organizational contexts.
  7. Demonstrate the ability to work productively with individuals in a diversity of roles and with varying interests in the outcome.

Planning guide

First year Goshen Core
Introduction to Sustainability
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Roots of Environmental Crisis
Sustainability Policy
Business Fundamentals
Second year Goshen Core
SST language
Environmental Economics
Climate Change
Principles of Marketing
Principles of Financial Accounting
Principles of Management
Office Software Productivity
Third year Goshen Core
Career Planning
Sustainability Accounting and Reporting
Economics of Sustainability
Operations Management
Business Strategies for Sustainability
Environmental History
Fourth year Balance of Goshen Core
Sustainability Seminar
Business Analytics

Planning and advising notes

Courses listed are offered annually and can be moved from one fall semester to another to accommodate SST during the fall or spring semester. The preferred semester for SST is either Spring of year 2, Fall of year 3, or summer of year 2 or 3.

Minor in Sustainability Management

16-19 credit hours

  • Biol 207, Roots of Environmental Crisis 3
  • Bus 230, Business Fundamentals 3
  • Bus 307, Career Planning 1
  • Bus 325, Business Strategies for Sustainability 3
  • Econ 309, Environmental Economics 3
  • Sust 201, Introduction to Sustainability 3
  • Sust 205, Sustainability Policy 3

Planning and advising notes

Students with a major in accounting, business, or marketing do not need to take Bus 230, Business Fundamentals. They will meet this requirement through their major courses.