Academic Programs

Sustainable Business

Sustainable Enterprise


  Concentration Description:

The M.A. in Global Sustainability concentration in Sustainable Business will provide a foundation for designing sustainable organizations and businesses. Organizations and businesses from all sectors need to develop sustainable practices and models to minimize their environmental footprint and maximize their social responsibility to all stakeholders to meet the requirements of a sustainable, low carbon economy. The goal of this concentration is to provide participants with the knowledge, literacy, skills and tools they need to create more sustainable organizations.


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Concentration Director:

Dr. Sharon Hanna-West

Director of Sustainable Business Concentration


Dr Sharon Hanna-West


Required Course (3 credit hours): 

  • GEB 6457 - Ethics, Law, and Sustainable Business Practices (3)

Examines ethical and legal responsibilities of business for triple bottom line performance of prosperity, social justice, and concern for the natural environment. This course will expand on the stakeholder analysis method learned in Social, Ethical and Legal Systems. Exploring resolution of issues of such magnitude presents challenging ethical questions. It also requires prioritizing competing stakeholders. This class will open your eyes and heighten your awareness of the far-reaching impact of various corporate actions and help you make decisions when the rules aren't clear. 

*This course is available on-campus and online.


Concentration Courses (6 credit hours)                  Choose two: 

  • IDS 6938 Six Sigma Principles for Sustainability (3) - Pending Approval

The Six Sigma methodology provides a proven framework for businesses and organizations to systematically solve complex problems, and charter a path of continuous improvement. The journey of sustainability in an organization is a “continuum”, and the application of Six Sigma principles is very appropriate for successful implementation of sustainability projects and initiatives. The objective of this course is to learn the various tools of Six Sigma and their applicability, and explore real life scenarios where these tools could be used for long term value creation in sustainability

*This course is only available on-campus. 

  • MAR 6336 - Promotional Management (3)

Management of the promotional function as part of the total marketing program. Includes a study of relevant buyer behavior concepts, resources and budgets, media, creative aspects, and effectiveness measurements as they relate to the management tasks of developing, implementing, and evaluating promotional strategy.

*This course is only available on-campus.

  • SCM 6006 - Supply Chain Management (3)

Overview of key supply chain processes and functions, including logistics, marketing, finance, operations, and procurement, and the implications of supply chain management for creating value for customers and other supply chain members.

*This course is only available on-campus.

  • GEB 6930 - Environmental Law and Issues (3)

Introduction to the complex legal and regulatory system of Environmental Law and society's mechanisms for long-term planning for business and sustainability students, the discussion based course covers a critical examination of opposing views of timely issues that affect us all.

*This course is only available on-campus.


core course buttonFor more information about this concentration, please contact the PCGS Academic Program Director Randall Pape at