Students can pursue a Concentration in Sustainable Business Practices or Human Resource Management.
Sustainable Business Practice
This concentration is intended to equip our students with the knowledge and skills necessary to make meaningful contributions to firms’ ongoing sustainability efforts and identify business opportunities created by the range of emergent environmental and social issues. The underlying knowledgebase required to make such contributions include an understanding of the significant environmental and social concerns facing our global economy, appreciation for the role of professional management and modern business structure in addressing pressing social issues, knowledge of various metrics that can be used to assess firms’ environmental and social performance, and awareness of sustainability practices and strategies currently being adopted by leading firms and an understanding of what constitutes “best practice” within various industries. The following courses are required for this concentration:
MANAGMT 462 Social Entrepreneurship
MANAGMT 391E Environmental Law
RES-CON 262 Environmental Economics
MARKETING 491SM Marketing for Sustainable Business
Human Resource Management
This concentration is aimed at teaching students the various elements of Human Resource Management. Students who are interested in a career in HR need a stronger background in the content of HR than they did in the past. In addition, many organizations now require their HR people to hold some type of certification for advancement. Our concentration of both required and elective courses will supply students with the content (e.g., staffing, compensation, labor relations) and skills (e.g., interpersonal skills) necessary not only to obtain a job in Human Resource Management but also to advance within their organization.
The following courses are required for this concentration: