Combining course work and a summer field project, the minor in sustainable business practices seeks to provide students with a deeper understanding of sustainability issues and the tools to address these issues in a business environment.
This interdisciplinary minor is open to business and non-business majors.
Sustainable Business Practices Minor Curriculum
Below you will find a sample curriculum for the Undergraduate Minor in Sustainable Business Practices. You can find the full set of Sustainable Business Practices minor requirements in Northeastern's Course Catalog. Please consult the Course Catalog appropriate to your class year and your academic advisor to ensure your coursework in on track.
Note: No more than three courses may be taken from any one college.
Sustainability in Business
FINA 2720. Sustainability in the Business Environment. 4 Hours.
Examines a variety of environmental problems, including global warming, use and disposal of toxic substances, and depletion of natural resources such as water and petroleum. Many of these problems arise because these are resources that are available to all and so their overuse is an externality that is not included in manufacturing costs. Businesses have been involved in both identifying sustainability issues in their individual organizations and providing a variety of innovative solutions. Uses a combination of readings and case analyses to assesses how both government regulations—such as taxes, subsidies, building codes, prohibitions of use—and business solutions—including zero emissions, green design, producer take-back, life cycle assessment, and corporate environmental reporting—address these problems.
Note: Field study may vary in credit. Additional field study courses may be accepted with approval from the undergraduate dean's office.
and ENTR 3338
|Resource Management and Renewable Energy in Iceland|
and Field Research in Sustainable Energy in Iceland
Complete two of the following:
|CIVE 2334||Environmental Engineering: Principles, Technology, and Sustainability|
|ECON 3423||Environmental Economics|
|ECON 3425||Energy Economics|
|ENVR 1101||Environmental Science|
|ENVR 1112||Environmental Geology|
|ENVR 1120||Oceans and Coasts|
|ENVR 1200||Dynamic Earth|
|GE 1201||Alternative Energy Technologies Abroad|
|PHIL 1180||Environmental Ethics|
|PHYS 1132||Energy, Environment, and Society|
|POLS 2395||Environmental Politics and Policy|
|SOCL 1246||Environment and Society|
Interested? Next Steps
To declare a minor in the D'Amore-McKim School of Business, including as part of the BS in Business Administration and the BS in International Business, students should complete the online minor registration form:
Students will be required to log in using their MyNortheastern credentials. Once the form has been submitted, the student will receive a confirmation email to their husky email account and the student record will be updated within 10-14 business days.
To declare a minor, students must have a 2.0 GPA and be a full-time undergraduate student at Northeastern. To graduate with the minor, students must attain a 2.0 GPA in the courses taken for the minor. No classes for the minor may be taken for a pass/fail grade. The minor is posted on the official transcript within one month of graduation.
Other Minors at D'Amore-McKim
Minors for All Majors
Develop business data capability that can be applied to all business and decisions contexts.
A minor designed to provide students with a solid foundation in the skills and concepts needed to succeed in a consulting-oriented environment.
The minor in emerging markets introduces students to the challenges and opportunities that face companies in countries that are rapidly developing into more developed world economies.
Deepen the knowledge and skills you'll need to attract, retain, develop, lead and manage employees.
Create and manage businesses with a focus on the betterment of society with the Undergraduate Minor in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Develop a deeper understanding of sustainability issues and the business tools needed to address complex environmental issues.
Minors for Non-business Majors
Northeastern students outside of D'Amore-McKim can learn more about accounting, the foundation for business decision makers with the Undergraduate Minor in Accounting and Advisory Services.
Northeastern students outside of D'Amore-McKim build a customer-focused strategic foundation for how to market, differentiate, and grow brands over time with the Undergraduate Minor in Brand Management.
Northeastern students outside of D'Amore-McKim can get a broad overview of the business world, including an introduction to the key functional areas of business administration.
Northeastern students outside of D'Amore-McKim can prepare to develop new ventures or innovate processes within existing organizations with the Corporate Innovation Minor.
Northeastern students outside of D'Amore-McKim will be guided through the startup process through this interdisciplinary minor.
Northeastern students outside of D'Amore-McKim can develop a strong understanding of the distinct challenges, opportunities, and practices of family businesses.
Northeastern students outside of D'Amore-McKim can learn how data informs modern global business practices and how to harness its power with the Undergraduate Minor in Management Information Systems
Northeastern students outside of D'Amore-McKim can gain a deeper understanding of brands, current markets trends, and consumers.
Northeastern students outside of D'Amore-McKim can learn the cutting-edge skills necessary to harness, process, and analyze data to address modern marketing challenges.
Northeastern students outside of D'Amore-McKim will learn about the global supply chain to prepare for the future of work with the Supply Chain Management Minor.
Minors for Business Majors
D'Amore-McKim business majors assume the role of a leader and focus the direction of an organization with strategy in mind.