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Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements

Course Requirements​

To earn the Master of Science in Sustainable Management, students must complete a total of 12 courses. Five courses are required core courses, four are selected from the list of business foundation electives and three are selected from the list of interdisciplinary electives. ​

Core Courses

Course Title Quarter Hours
ENV 506SUSTAINABILITY SCIENCE: ENVIRONMENTAL LIMITS, HUMAN NEEDS, & SYSTEMS THINKING4
MGT 512DEVELOPING SUSTAINABLE STRATEGIES (FORMERLY GSB 595)4
MGT 515SUSTAINABILITY MANAGEMENT4
MPS 511SUSTAINABLE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT4
MPS 576ENERGY POLICY AND THE ENVIRONMENT 14
or
MPS 579
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT POLICY AND INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS 2

Business Foundation Electives

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select four of the following: 16
ACC 500
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
or ACC 502
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING FOR MANAGERIAL DECISION MAKING
ACC 557
GLOBAL STRATEGIC FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
ECO 526
BUSINESS STRATEGY
ECO 535
BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS AND DECISION-MAKING
ECO 555
MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS
FIN 559
SUSTAINABLE VALUE CREATION
GSB 519
BUSINESS ANALYTICS TOOLS (FORMERLY GSB420)
MGT 500
LEADING EFFECTIVE AND ETHICAL ORGANIZATIONS
MGT 507
GLOBAL SOURCING AND PROCUREMENT
MGT 535
CHANGE MANAGEMENT AND CONSULTING
MGT 556
ETHICS AND LEADERSHIP
MGT 585
FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS ANALYTICS
MGT 595
SOCIAL ENTERPRISE
MKT 555
MARKETING MANAGEMENT
MKT 559
EMERGING MARKETS
MKT 590
SERVICES MARKETING
MKT 798
SPECIAL TOPICS (Marketing for Social Good)
RE 520
URBAN PLANNING AND PUBLIC POLICY

Interdisciplinary Electives: Select 3 (12 credit hours); Students May Select Any Three Courses; Career Paths Are Recommended Below 

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select three of the following:12
Sustainable Urban Development:
SUD 401
SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT I: PLANNING, POLICY & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
SUD 402
SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT II: GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE & THE ENVIRONMENT
SUD 403
BROWNFIELDS REDEVELOPMENT: PRACTICE AND IMPLEMENTATION
SUD 420
SUSTAINABLE URBAN FOOD SYSTEMS
SUD 430
SUSTAINABLE URBAN TRANSPORTATION
Sustainability Analytics:
GEO 441
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
or MPS 552
GIS FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
GEO 442
GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) FOR SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Social and Environmental Sustainability:
ENV 401
INTRODUCTION TO URBAN BIODIVERSITY MANAGEMENT
ENV 441
URBAN FORESTS AS SOCIAL-ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS
INT 408
NATURE, SOCIETY, AND POWER
MPS 572
POVERTY, INEQUALITY AND PUBLIC POLICY
MPS 577
ENVIRONMENTAL CONFLICTS AND MEDIATED SOLUTIONS
MPS 604
SPECIAL TOPICS (Environmental Policy/Sustainable Source Reduction)
PRAD 575
COMMUNICATION ETHICS AND LAW

​Degree Requirements

  1. Satisfactory completion of the college residency requirement.
  2. Satisfactory completion of the 12 required courses, or their substitutes as approved by the Chair of the Management Department.
  3. All courses for credit toward the degree must be completed within six calendar years after the candidate’s first term of enrollment in the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. After a lapse of six years a course is expired. An expired course is not acceptable for the purpose of satisfaction of degree requirements and is not applicable to the degree.​

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