|Course #||Course Name||Credits|
|Ross School of Business Courses|
|BA 612||Business Strategies for the Base of the Pyramid||2.25|
|BE 555||Non-Market Strategy: Setting the Rules of the Game||1.5|
|STRAT 564||Strategies for Sustainable Development I||1.5|
|STRAT 565||Strategies for Sustainable Development II||1.5|
|STRAT 566||Systems Thinking for Sustainable Development & Enterprise||3|
|School of Natural Resources & Environment Courses|
|NRE 513||Strategies for Sustainable Development||3|
|NRE 550||Systems Thinking for Sustainable Development & Enterprise||3|
|NRE 564||Localization: Transitional Thinking for the New Normal||3|
|Ford School of Public Policy Courses|
|PUBPOL 515||Non-Market Strategy: Setting the Rules of the Game||1.5|
|Law School Courses|
|LAW 679||Environmental Law and Policy||4|
The new Ross Concentration in Business and Sustainability (BaS) is designed for Full-Time MBA students interested in this fast-growing field.
The concentration complements the MBA curriculum with sustainability electives to help you consider the sustainability “triple bottom line”: environmental protection, social well-being, and economic performance. Available courses cover topics like climate change, food security, energy, water, the built environment, manufacturing, materials, and social impact.
In the concentration, you will take 12 credits of coursework — six credits from foundational courses (Table 1) and six credits from general electives (Table 2). At least six of the 12 credits must be taken within Ross and at least three credits outside of Ross. The concentration will be completed within the 57 credits required for your MBA. The concentration may be added in your first year.
The BaS is distinct from the Erb Institute dual degree, which offers a deeper dive in issues related to sustainability. Students opting for the dual-degree earn both an MBA from Michigan Ross and an MS from the School of Natural Resources & Environment in as little as one additional semester. The Erb Institute — one of the world’s leading dual-degree programs — offers coursework, co-curricular learning, and a global alumni network in support of those seeking careers in business sustainability. Erb dual-degree students are not eligible for the BaS.
For questions about the concentration, contact an academic advisor at MBAProgramOffice@umich.edu.