Business and Sustainability Concentration

This concentration prepares students to affect pro-sustainability change within and through the private sector, including topics such as triple bottom line business practices, circular economies and creating shared value.

This concentration prepares students to affect pro-sustainability change within and through the private sector, including topics such as triple bottom line business practices, circular economies and creating shared value. Students have the opportunity to develop marketable skills in accounting, organizational and project management while addressing complex challenges of “doing well by doing good.” Students seeking to be consumer advocates, ecological innovators, social entrepreneurs or intrapreneurs will explore plentiful opportunities to put their ideals, knowledge and skills to practice through profitable sustainability initiatives.

The requirements for this concentration, depending on the electives chosen, may satisfy the college BA requirement in philosophy and religious studies (PHIL 243, PHIL 305).

Students who have already taken and received credit for MGMT 301/303 or OM 301/303 shall substitute MGMT 301/303 for MBUS 301 and OM 301/303 for MBUS 306. Both courses cannot be taken for credit. Students who have taken and received credit for both ACCT 203 and FNAN 301 shall substitute the combination for MBUS 300. All three courses cannot be taken for credit.

For this concentration, students may substitute OM 210 or OM 211 for SOCI 313 (core requirement for degree). Students cannot receive credit for more than one of these.

Mason offers many Accelerated Master's Programs that allow students to earn a bachelor's and master's degrees in as little as 5 years. Click here to learn more about the different degree programs. 

Opportunities

All students have opportunities to

  • conduct independent research
  • engage in globally-related activities through coursework and language study at Mason and abroad
  • participate in many forms of public service
  • prepare for their future careers through internships, career-focused minors and other college-to-career activities

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