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Requirements for the Sustainability Specialization


20 credits total required

Foundational (8 credits required)

BUS 269f

Building Sustainable Businesses (2 credits) (Students are encouraged, but not required, to take this course during the 2nd semester of their 1st year)

BUS 264f Business and the Environment (2 credits)
FIN 235a Investing in Energy (4 credits)

Electives (10 credits required)

BUS 231a Entrepreneurial Finance & Business Plans (4 credits)
BUS 239f Sustainable Real Estate: Profiting from Green Building (2 credits)
BUS 261a Managing Technology & Innovation (4 credits)
BUS 265f Business Strategy in Emerging Markets (2 credits)
BUS 276a Business Dynamics: Managing in a Complex World (4 credits)
BUS 278f Corporate Governance (2 credits)
BUS 291g Europe, Energy and the Environment (1 credit)
ECON 270a Economic Development Strategies (4 credits)        

Internship or Field Project (at least 2 credits**)

Students are to pursue at least one field project or internship that will provide hands-on exposure to the field.

BUS 295f Field Project: Sustainable Business - This class is designed for students in this specialization, but students can also or instead, pursue a sustainability field project in a different course upon discussion with the instructors, such as:
BUS 286a Application of System Dynamics (4 credits) *
BUS 295a Field Project: Consulting (4 credits) *
BUS 295a Field Project: Real Estate (4 credits) *
BUS 297a 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.

** If a student completes 4 credits in Group 3, it will reduce the number of credits required in Group 2 to 8 credits.