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 Sustainable Management  



School of Business
Sustainable Management

A student pursuing a bachelor of science in business administration degree (BSBA) can choose a major in Sustainable Management.  Sustainable Management is a degree program with a strong management component combined with an emphasis on sustainability.  The School of Business teaches a triple bottom line (3BL) approach to sustainability.  The 3BL approach emphasizes the importance of people and the planet as well as profit as important performance metrics  that successful businesses must recognize.  Managers following 3BL metrics recognize the stakeholder approach to decision making rather than the traditional shareholder approach.  A stakeholder approach allows firms to engage in strategic planning that focuses on long-run value creation for the business as opposed to short-term profits as the sole performance measure. 
Sustainable management majors are required to take three courses in science as a complement to their business management courses.  These course provide a foundation for prospective managers to understand the implications to the environment and the human stakeholders of business decisions.
Sustainable management majors are also exposed to actual hands-on learning experiences through the requirements of taking either a sustainable internship or the sustainable business consulting course.
This program is relevant to students who plan to own, manage, or consult for any organization, large or small, public or private, profit or nonprofit.

Requirements for the Major

Required BSBA Core Courses – Credits 39

  • ACCT 209 – Financial Accounting Credits: 3
  • ACCT 210 – Managerial Accounting Credits: 3
  • ACCT 340 – Legal Environment of Business Credits: 3
  • CPSC 365 – Management of Information Systems Credits: 3
    or MGMT 365 – Management of Information Systems Credits: 3
  • ECON 201 – Principles of Macroeconomics Credits: 3
  • ECON 202 – Principles of Microeconomics Credits: 3
  • ECON 219 – Business Statistics Credits: 3
    or MGMT 219 – Business Statistics Credits 3
  • FIN 303 – Issues in Global Business Credits: 3
  • FIN 320 – Managerial Finance
  • MGMT 320 – Operations Management I Credits: 3
  • MGMT 351 – Organizational Behavior Credits: 3
  • MGMT 458 – Integrated Business Policy Credits: 3
  • MRKT 330 – Principles of Marketing Credits 3

Required Major Courses – Credits 15:

  • ECON 315 – Economics of Sustainable Development Credits: 3
  • MGMT 370 – Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Innovation Credits: 3
  • MGMT 456 – Management and Society Credits: 3
  • MGMT 457 – International Management Credits: 3
  • MGMT 459 – Sustainable Management Consulting Credits: 3
    MGMT450 -  Internship Credits: 3

Elective Major Courses – Credits: 6

Choose two from the following:

  • MGMT 341 – Organizational Leadership Credits: 3
  • MGMT 354 – Human Resource Management Credits: 3
  • MGMT 352 – Operations Management II Credits: 3
  • MGMT 451 – Employment Law Credits: 3
  • MGMT 454 – Management Seminar Credits: 3
  • MRKT 338 – E-Commerce Credits 3:

Other Required Courses – Credits 15

  • CPSC 210 – Productivity Software Credits: 3
  • MATH 123 – Applied Calculus Credits: 3
    Math 225 – Calculus 1 Credits: 4


Two of the following 3 courses:

  • BIOL 105 – Environmental Biology Credits: 3
  • CHEM 104 – Introduction to Chemistry Credits: 3
  • EGEO 100 – Environmental Geology Credits: 3

One additional science course Credits: 3


Accredited Programs:
BSBA in Accounting, BSBA in Economics, BSBA in Finance, BSBA in Management, BSBA in Marketing
Candidates for accreditation:
BSBA in Sustainable Management, MBA

Orvis receives President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
Bruce Orvis, associate professor in Slippery Rock University’s School of Business, was honored Saturday as the 2013-14 recipient of the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching as part of the University’s annual Academic Honors Convocation.

SRU cited as a Best Regional University by U.S. News
Slippery Rock University has again been included in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News Best Colleges with a “Best Regional University - North” ranking.

SRU Alpha Kappa Psi honorary earns ‘Chapter of Year’ award
The Slippery Rock University chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi, Iota Upsilon, was named a “Chapter of the Year” award recipient for its accomplishments during the 2013-14 year.

Alpha Kappa Psi is a co-ed, professional business fraternity with more than 220 chapters on college campuses across the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom.

Delta Mu Delta outstanding student
Ms. Abby Schon, a member of the newly established business honorary, has been selected by the Delta Mu Delta central office as the regional outstanding student of business.



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