Sustainable Business Practices Courses

The sustainable business practices specialization of the Oregon MBA combines academic and experiential learning components to prepare and position our MBA graduates for a leadership role in sustainable enterprises.

Whether your interest resides in founding a sustainable business, optimizing supply chains and product life cycles, or pursuing a business education focused on the triple bottom line of people, planet, and profits, the Oregon MBA's sustainable business practices specialization will give you a competitive advantage for a twenty-first-century career.

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Specialization Requirements

To have the sustainable business specialization noted on their transcripts, MBA students must take the following courses:

  • The required Oregon MBA core courses of the Oregon MBA:
  • The specific courses required for the specialization (listed below)
  • Electives of their own choosing from a wide range available in the Lundquist College of Business, as well as from other colleges and departments across the University of Oregon

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JD/MBA in Sustainability

MBA students can also pursue a cross-disciplinary focus in the field of sustainability by undertaking a concurrent JD/MBA—one of the few of its kind in the United States. Students must apply separately to, and be admitted by, both the UO School of Law and the Oregon MBA program.

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Specialization Courses

Required Courses

To earn the sustainable business specialization on their transcripts, MBA students must take the following courses:

  • FIN 510: Impact Investing (4 credits)
  • MGMT 641: Industrial Ecology (3 credits)
  • MGMT 543: Life Cycle Assessment (4 credits)
  • MGMT 606: Strategic Planning Project (6 credits)

Specialization Electives

Students must take a minimum of 6 credits worth of specialization electives:

  • MGMT 510: Business of Food (4 credits)
  • MGMT 608: Clean Energy Finance (3 credits)
  • MGMT 610: Greening Sports and Events (3 credits)
  • MKTG 510: Marketing and Sustainability (4 credits)
  • OBA 544: Business Database Management Systems (4 credits)
  • OBA 566: Project Operations and Management (4 credits)
  • OBA 577: Supply Chain Operations and Information (4 credits)

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