|Courses in Sustainability: ||Yes|
|Sustainability course is: ||Required|
|Description: ||Core business courses are built on a value system that ensures the long-term viability of social, environmental, and economic system. An example includes:
Managing Operations and the Value Chain:
Introduces the students to basic operations and supply chain issues. In addition, issues around the use of natural systems and other models of
managing work will be considered within a perspective of sustainable organizations.|
|Research Opportunities in Sustainability: ||Yes|
|School's environmental commitment: || |
|1: ||One aspect of the mission of the PSU School of Business is to “serve the social and economic vitality of the region.” With the increasing drive to create a ‘green’ and socially responsible economy in our region, the School of Business created the Center for Global Leadership in Sustainability (CGLS). CGLS is a central source within our region for discovery and knowledge-sharing for furthering the creation of an economy based on social and environmental sustainability.
CGLS works with PSU’s Center for Sustainable Policies and Practices to organize the annual International Conference on Business and Sustainability. The theme of the 2009 conference was REGENERATE. In the midst of a difficult economic time sustainability provides both an ethos and an operating principle for deriving new methods to revitalize our organizations and societies. Through the lens of regenerate, a series of presentations, interactive case study sessions and keynote addresses during this two-day event provided immediate value to those seeking ideas for sustainability-focused inspiration and implementation in their organizations.|
|2: ||MBA Sustainability Elective Area.
Learn about sustainable enterprises, product design, and stewardship, as well as measuring sustainability in business. A total of 16 elective requirements are required: Managing Sustainable Enterprises, Metrics for Sustainable Enterprise, Product Design and Stewardship, Social Sustainability, Energy and Clean Technology, etc.
Students are also required to integrate a sustainability component into their Business Capstone Project.|
|3: ||The School of Business MBA Program was ranked #1 among small schools, and 14th in the world, in the 2011 Beyond Grey Pinstripes review for its commitment to environmental and social stewardship.|