Master of Science in Sustainable Business

The University of Miami Business School's Master of Science in Sustainable Business provides students the opportunity to be a force for good inside a company by making positive impacts on the environment and society in a way that increases the long-term value of the firm and is consistent with the firm's strategy and vision. The unique disciplinary team of the program unites business, science, theory, and practice to provide forward-thinking expertise for those focused on where the world is headed. Beyond the business core courses, students receive training in scientific basics through interdisciplinary electives from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and the Department of Civil Architecture and Environmental Engineering. 

To obtain detailed program admission information, please reference the program brochure which can be requested by contacting the Office of Recruiting and Admissions at 305-284-2510 or by visiting the Miami Herbert Business School website.

Admission Requirements

  • Completed application for admission submitted through BusinessCAS
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
    • Official academic transcripts from all previously attended post-secondary institutions must be submitted directly to BusinessCAS.
    • International applicants must have their educational credentials from institutions outside of the United States verified by an approved international credentialing evaluation service such as World Education Services to confirm degree equivalency and GPA calculation.
  • Statement of purpose and short-essay responses to the career goal and program-related questions in BusinessCAS
  • A current resume
  • At least one letter of recommendation (up to three allowed) may be submitted through the BusinessCAS portal by including recommender contacts within the Program Materials section of the application.
  • Official GMAT (or GRE) score to be sent directly to the University of Miami Herbert Business School by using the relevant code below.
    • GMAT Institution Code is 7NV-S1-62
    • GRE institution Code is 5815
  • An official TOEFL or IELTS score is required as proof of English proficiency for international  applicants who did not receive a degree in the United States or a foreign country where English is the primary language. The following minimum score is required for admission to a graduate business degree program.
    • TOEFL - 94 or above (iBT only)
    • IELTS - 7.0 or above

If you do not yet have a GMAT or GRE score or TOEFL or IELTS score (international candidates only), you may complete and submit your application prior to taking the exam by indicating your approximate date within the Standardized Tests tab in the Academic History section. Select “Add Test Score” by the relevant test, then indicate that you have not yet taken the exam and add your estimated test date in the section provided.

We encourage candidates to upload unofficial transcripts and test scores (if required) with their BusinessCAS application in order to expedite the review of their file while official documents are processed.

QUESTIONS?

Connect with Miami Herbert Business School’s graduate enrollment advisors at (305) 284-2510, by email at mba@miami.edu, or visit the Miami Herbert Business School website.

Curriculum Requirements

Required Courses
ACC 666Accounting for Sustainability2
BSL 690Responsible Business2
BUS 628Multidisciplinary Action Projects (Capstone Project)3
ECO 613Microeconomics of Sustainability2
ECO 614Valuing Public Goods2
ECO 615Managing Regulation Compliance2
ECO 617Enterprise Risk Management2
FIN 672Sustainable Finance2
MGT 646Sustainable Supply Chains2
MGT 667Leadership for Sustainable Organizations2
MKT 653Sustainable Marketing of Goods and Services2
Additional Required Courses*9
Electives
Total Credit Hours32

Sample Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
FallCredit Hours
ACC 666 Accounting for Sustainability 2
ECO 613 Microeconomics of Sustainability 2
ECO 614 Valuing Public Goods 2
MGT 646 Sustainable Supply Chains 2
MGT 667 Leadership for Sustainable Organizations 2
MKT 653 Sustainable Marketing of Goods and Services 2
Approved Elective 3
BUS 628 Multidisciplinary Action Projects 1
 Credit Hours16
Spring
BSL 690 Responsible Business 2
ECO 615 Managing Regulation Compliance 2
ECO 617 Enterprise Risk Management 2
FIN 672 Sustainable Finance 2
Approved Electives 6
BUS 628 Multidisciplinary Action Projects (Capstone Project) 2
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours32

Mission

The M.S. in Sustainable Business aims to address the growing need for a master’s level program to prepare students for careers in corporate sustainability.

Goals

  • To provide rigorous, business focused graduate education to those pursuing a degree in sustainable business.
  • To educate students in the scientific basis of sustainability programs.
  • To provide students with experiential training in the development of a business sustainability project.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to apply rigorous, data driven methods to measure, report, and analyze sustainability programs.
  • Students will be able to evaluate the economic value of sustainability programs.
  • Students will demonstrate written and oral communication skills needed to succeed in sustainability-related professions.