Co-major in Sustainable Business (People & Society)
The 18-credit hour co-major in Sustainable Business is available to Miami Herbert Business students.
Interdisciplinary in nature, the coursework will provide students with an introduction to the business concepts of sustainability, background in Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) standards for financial decision-making, sustainability reporting, impact investing, environmental economics, and additional perspectives from the science/technology or policy/social fields.
It concludes with an integrative, experiential, project-based capstone course that requires students to apply their knowledge to pressing current business problems and prepares them for careers in the field.
Interested students should consult with an academic advisor to declare the co-major in Sustainable Business.
|Required Courses 1|
|ACC 336||Integrated Reporting (Integrated Reporting)||3|
|BUS 204||Intro to Corporate Sustainability||3|
|or BSL 306||Introduction to Corporate Sustainability|
|BUS 428||Multidisciplinary Action Projects (Capstone course) 2||3|
|ECO 345||Environmental Economics||3|
|FIN 336||Sustainability and Finance 3||3|
|Major Choice Course 1, 4|
|Select three credit hours from the following:||3|
Sustainability Science/Technical Courses (Check prerequisites):
|Environmental Building Systems I|
|Environmental Building Systems II|
|Introduction to Ecology|
|Environmental Quality Control|
|Introduction to Environmental Engineering|
|Introduction to the Earth's Ecosystem|
|Ecological Principles and Environmental Applications|
|Conservation in Practice (taught in the Galapagos)|
|Reef Coral Biology, Ecology, and Conservation|
|Oceans and Human Health (permission of instructor required)|
|Life in the Sea|
Sustainability Policy/Social Issues Courses (Check prerequisites):
|Black Leadership in the U.S.|
|Anthropology of Nature and Environment|
|Economics of Development|
|The Political Economy of Growth|
|Economic Analysis of Energy and Commodity Markets|
|Introduction to Environmental Policy|
|Perspectives on Environmental Decision Making|
|Ecology and Land Use in the Galapagos|
|Global Food: A Hands-On Approach|
|Introduction to Gender and Sexuality Studies|
|Introduction to LGBTQ Studies|
|Gender, Race, and Class|
|Mental Illness, Gender, and Psychiatry|
|Climate and Global Change|
|Water Resources: History, Management, and Policy|
|Environmental Politics and Policy|
|Global Energy Politics|
|Environmental Policy Making|
|Total Credit Hours||18|
No course may double count in any other major, minor, or cognate.
All specific coursework for the major area of specialization in Sustainable Business must be completed with a grade of “C-” or higher. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required for all specific coursework taken in the major area of specialization. All courses must be taken within the current pre-requisite structure.
BUS 428 is intended to be an integrative, experiential, project-based capstone course that requires students to apply their knowledge and insight gained from the coursework contained both in their degree program and in this co-major. Students need to have completed BUS 204 and to have attained "Junior status or higher" in order to enroll in this class.
Students who are required to take FIN 320 for their major or minor plan of study do not take FIN 336 for the Sustainable Business co-major. Instead, they must take an additional major choice course from the Science/Technical or Policy/Social Issues course list. FIN 336 may not be taken as a choice course to count toward any Finance-related major or minor.
Many other relevant upper level courses with prerequisites, and Special Topics courses may be available at or offered by other UM Schools and Colleges. These may be approved to satisfy the appropriate "Science/Technical" or "Policy/Social Issues" course requirement, after consultation with the Vice Dean.