Sustainability management

A major and a minor in sustainability management are offered.

Major in sustainability management

57 credit hours

Sustainability Core (16 credit hours)

  • Biol 207, Roots of Environmental Crisis 3
  • Bus 121, 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 (41 credit hours)

  • Acc 200, Principles of Accounting 3
  • Bus 155, The Organization of Business3
  • Bus 206, Adventures in Business 1
  • Bus 220, Spreadsheet Skills 3
  • Bus 244, Consumer Behavior & the Customer Journey3
  • Bus 282, Business Analytics3
  • Bus 315, Human Capital Management3
  • Bus 318, Operations Management 3
  • Bus 325, Business Strategies for Sustainability 3
  • Bus 335, Sustainability Reporting 3
  • Bus 409, Business Internship 3
  • Bus 410, Strategic Management Capstone3
  • Econ 345, Economics of Sustainability 3
  • Phys 215, Climate Change 3
  • Sust 155, Sustainability Seminar 1

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
The Organization of Business
Spreadsheet Skills
Roots of Environmental Crisis
Sustainability Policy
Second year Goshen Core
Adventures in Business
Environmental Economics
Climate Change
Principles of Marketing
Business Analytics
Human Capital Management
Third year Goshen Core
Economics of Sustainability
Principles of Accounting
Business Strategies for Sustainability
Sustainability Reporting
Business Internship
Fourth year Goshen Core
Strategic Management Capstone
Sustainability Seminar
Career Planning
Operations Management

Planning and advising notes

Many of the courses listed are offered annually and can be moved from one 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.

Students may begin taking courses in Goshen College’s MBA program through the 4+1 program, upon earning 90 undergraduate credit hours and having a GPA of at least 2.50. Contact your academic advisor for more information.

Minor in Sustainability Management

18 credit hours

  • Bus 155, The Organization of Business2
  • Bus 307, Career Planning 1
  • Bus 318, Operations Management3
  • Bus 325, Business Strategies for Sustainability 3
  • Econ 309, Environmental Economics 3
  • Sust 201, Introduction to Sustainability 3
  • Sust 205, Sustainability Policy 3