Sustainability

Masters of Business Administration in Sustainability Online

An MBA in Sustainability prepares students for professions with experience and knowledge in the area of “Green Enterprise.” The program is directly related to the Franciscan Values as adopted by the university. The program will prepare students to be educated in the Franciscan value system as it relates to business practices as well as to operate in a more eco-friendly manner.

Student Learning Outcomes

Furthering the mission to develop business professionals and entrepreneurs, graduates of the MBA program will acquire the skills described in the following outcomes:

  • Students apply a strategic decision making process as managers and leaders.
  • Students analyze change management in organizations
  • Students illustrate professional competencies in the following areas: 1) accounting, 2) finance, 3) law, 4) quantitative methods, 5) economics, 6) marketing, 7) management, 8) organizational development 9) human resource management
  • Students apply Franciscan values and ethics in business.
  • Students work effectively in teams and lead teams.
  • Students synthesize major concepts of environmental health.

Degree Requirements

This is an interdisciplinary program that requires 36 credit hours, including 21 hours from the School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and 15 hours from the Environmental Health program.

Program of Studies

  • Business Core, 21 credit hours: ACCT 515, BUS 551, BUS 631, BUS 639, BUS 680, BUS 690, ECON 565
  • Sustainability Core, 15 credit hours: EHS 515, EHS 525, EHS 530, EHS 535, EHS 625

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Masters of Business Administration in Sustainability must meet the following criteria:

  • Possess a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Possess a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  • If the cumulative GPA is below 2.75 with less than five years professional work experience the applicant must take the GMAT and submit scores to the university for review.

To apply for the Masters of Business Administration in Sustainability, students must:

  • Submit online application for admission
  • Submit official bachelor or higher degree granting transcript
  • Submit a letter expressing professional goals in pursuing the degree
  • Submit a current resume

*Note: Transcripts are official only if sent directly to the Office of Admissions from the registrar of the institution attended.