Sustainable Business

Faculty: John Barry (Claude D. Vannoy '35 Chair), Jonathan Poston, Heather Lacey

 

Program Overview

The mission of the Business Department is to provide students with the skills and experience necessary to make decisions, solve problems, and devise policies that are socially, environmentally, and economically sound. With a focus on three Ps – People, Planet, & Profits – the business curriculum prepares students to become leaders in their businesses, organizations, and communities. The business degree culminates with a capstone sequence in Sustainable Business, where students research, design, start-up, and operate their own sustainable venture.

The goals of the Sustainable Business Program are the following:

1. To prepare students to work effectively as business leaders and professionals in a complex and changing world.

2. To provide students with a foundation of business knowledge and skills that enables them to pursue further business studies as well as a lifetime of learning.

3. To prepare students to make socially, environmentally, and economically sound contributions to their businesses, organizations, and in their communities.

 

Major in Business

Grades: Students must pass courses at a grade of C or better to count toward fulfillment of the major.

Total Credit Hours: Students must earn a minimum of 44 credit hours, as follows, to fulfill the major requirements.

 

All of the following courses:

BA 101 Intro to Business

BA 121 Marketing

BA 201 Accounting I

ECO 201 Microeconomic Principles

BA 212 Management & Leadership in Orgs

BA 304 Managerial Finance

BA 315 Art/Science of Managing People

BA 415 Sustainable Business Planning

BA 416 Sustainable Business Start-up

 

At least 1 course in Management/Leadership:

ODL 215 Initiatives in Adventure Ed (Team Building)

BA 410 Seminar in Non-profit Management

ECO 460 Decision Making for Sustainability

 

At least 1 course from the following:

BA 309 Business Law

BA 413 Seminar in Social Entrepreneurship

BA 480 Business Policy

 

In addition, students are strongly encouraged to take Statistics

 

 

Minor in Business

Students must earn a minimum of 24 credit hours to fulfill

the minor requirements, including the following courses:

BA 101 Intro to Business

BA 121 Marketing

BA 201 Accounting I

BA 212 Management & Leadership in Orgs

 

At least 8 credit hours from the following courses:

BA 304 Managerial Finance

BA 309 Business Law

BA 315 Art/Science of Managing People

BA 413 Seminar in Social Entrepreneurship

BA 410 Seminar in Non-profit Management

ECO 460 Decision Making for Sustainability

 

 

Here's the college catalog version, with additional information.