2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog Academic Catalog

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Environmental Sustainability and Business


Certificate Program

Faculty, Business – Vallari Chandna, Amulya Gurtu, David Radosevich, John Stoll
Faculty, Environmental Science – Greg Davis, Kevin Fermanich, Patricia Terry, Michael Zorn
Faculty, Nursing – Christine Vandenhouten
Faculty, Public and Environmental Affairs – David Helpap, Elizabeth Wheat

The Environmental Management and Business Institute (EMBI) in conjunction with faculty from Business Administration, Natural and Applied Sciences, and Public and Environmental Affairs offers a broad-based certificate which documents that students have achieved an understanding of the importance of sustainable practices in business activities and community affairs, regardless of what area of emphasis a student’s degree program may be centered upon.  Understanding that our global future rests upon creating a citizenry that is aware of the need for economic, environmental, and social responsibility is critical for our world economy.

A certificate in Environmental Sustainability and Business is available to students in all academic programs. It consists of a supporting course structure that is complementary to the existing general education requirements and consistent with current credit-load requirements, and thereby will not delay a student’s graduation.  The main component of the certificate program is an intensive business internship or co-op experience.

Requirements for the Certificate

Supporting Course3
Select a minimum of three credits (see adviser)
Required Courses13
Colloquium in Environmental Sustainability & Business
Business Element (choose one course):
Cost Benefit Analysis
Organizational Behavior
Principles of Marketing
Supply Chain Management
Public Policy Element (choose one course):
Natural Resources Economic Policy
Environmental Politics and Policy
Environmental Planning
Environmental Law
Environmental Science Element (choose one course):
Environmental Sustainability
Pollution Control
Global Climate Change
Resource Management Strategy
Internship or Co-Op Experience (minimum of one course):
EMBI Co-Op/Experience
Total Credits16