Area 1: Integrative Sustainability Management
3 COURSES (9 CREDITS)
Required: SUMA PS4100 Sustainability Management (3 credits)
Required: SUMA PS5200 Integrative Capstone Workshop (3 credits)
Approved Integrative Sustainability Management Elective Course (3 credits)
These three courses give students an understanding of the elements of sustainability by teaching them about the complex interactions between natural and social systems which sustainability practitioners must always consider. Students will also learn about the different ways in which “sustainability” is understood.
Circular Economy for Sustainability Professionals
SUMA PS5150 Energy and Sustainable Development
SUMA PS4115 Innovative Sustainability Leadership
Understanding the SEC Rule: Disclosure Law for Non-Lawyers
The Integrative Capstone Workshop serves as the culminating educational experience for students in the M.S. in Sustainability Management Program, designed to integrate the distinct fields of the program’s sustainability management curriculum. Students must draw on both the practical skills and the analytical knowledge they have gained in order to address crucial sustainability management issues as consultants for a real-world client.
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Case Studies Project [SUMA PS4100]
Over the course of the semester, sustainability masters students wrote case studies about an organization (public, private for-profit, private non-profit) that analyzed its efforts to incorporate environmental sustainability into its organizational structure and practices. With this assignment, our students addressed the fundamental challenges facing managers in operationalizing sustainability strategies within routine decision-making processes inside organizations. These case studies identify best and worst practices for organizational management and make reasonable recommendations for integrating sustainability management into the organization. Additionally, the case studies addressed the applicability of these recommendations to other organizations.
The case studies project for the Sustainability Management course allows students to apply their knowledge to evaluate the environmental sustainability of companies. The final studies from previous editions of the project can be found here.