Specialization Head: Warren Leon (email@example.com)
Consumers, employees, governments and nongovernmental organizations increasingly insist that businesses benefit society and ensure environmental sustainability. Students in the Sustainability specialization learn how to evaluate and enhance the impact of institutions on society and the environment. Ideally, students will combine work in this specialization with study of a business function such as marketing or finance.
To earn the Sustainability Specialization, students must complete 20 credits at IBS in fulfillment of the requirements listed below.
20 credits as shown in the following categories as shown:
Foundational (8 credits required)
Building Sustainable Business (2 credits)
(Students are encouraged, but not required to take this course during the second semester of their first year).
||Business and the Environment
||Investing in Energy
Electives (10 credits required)
||Entrepreneurial Finance & Business Plans (4 credits)
||Managing Technology & Innovation (4 credits)
||Business Strategy in Emerging Markets (2 credits)
||Non-Market Strategy: Relationships with Governments, Activists and NGOs (2 credits)
||Business Dynamics: Managing in a Complex World (4 credits)
||Europe, Energy and the Environment (1 credit)
||Corporate Governance (2 credits)
||Economic Development Strategies (4 credits)
Internship or Field Project (2 or 4 credits)
Students need to pursue at least one field project or internship that will provide hands-on exposure to the field.
||Field Project: Sustainable Business- This class is designed for students in this purpose, but students can also or instead, pursue a sustainability field project in a different course upon discussion with the instructions, such as:
||Application of System Dynamics (4 credits)*
||Field Project: Consulting (4 credits)*
||Field Project: Real Estate (4 credits)*
||Internship (2 credits)*
* Sustainability field projects outside of the course BUS 295f (Field Project: Sustainable Business) and internships must be approved by the Head of the Sustainability Specialization.
Selected courses at the Heller School may be used to fulfill requirements for the Specialization, upon approval of the Specialization Head.
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