Online Bachelor of Arts in Business – Sustainability

As companies explore new ways to support ecological stability, the demand for leaders focused on business sustainability has grown. ASU Online’s Bachelor of Arts in business with a concentration in sustainability combines a core business curriculum with rigorous courses in sustainability. In this program, you’ll learn how to make decisions that prioritize both business and the environment.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 08/22/2024


Total classes:

Total classes: 40

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 120

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What is business sustainability?

Business sustainability is the process of incorporating green business practices into organizational operating models and throughout supply chains. You may use these techniques to improve your company’s brand image, reduce costs or support the environment. By focusing on sustainability in a business setting, you can begin to design new ways for companies to grow and prosper while remaining eco-friendly.

Is a business degree with a concentration in sustainability worth it?

The demand for leaders with a business sustainability background is expanding as organizations and consumers alike continue to acknowledge that the wellbeing of the environment is integral to the overall prosperity of the world. A sustainable business degree concentration helps to demonstrate your commitment to creating new solutions that allow businesses to grow and thrive sustainably, making you more marketable in the domestic and global economy.

By building the knowledge and abilities to pursue sustainable business outcomes, you can help companies:

  • Drive growth.
  • Enhance their reputations.
  • Improve returns on capital.
  • Manage risk.
  • Reduce their carbon footprints.

During your coursework, you’ll have opportunities to grow as a strategist and analyst who’s dedicated to creating a better, more sustainable future.

Industries that hire business sustainability concentration graduates

Environmental concerns cut across all sectors of the economy. As such, there’s no single destination for program graduates. While sectors such as renewable energy and agribusiness may be a natural fit for some individuals, businesses in every industry are implementing sustainability programs to reduce their environmental impact while pursuing short- and long-term gains.

Does my sustainable business degree concentration say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

Your concentration in sustainability will appear on both your diploma and transcripts.

Featured business sustainability courses

To earn your business degree with a concentration in sustainability, you’ll complete W. P. Carey School of Business’ core business curriculum and additional classwork focused on sustainability. Topics covered in this major range from economics to sustainable development and beyond. Course examples include:


What can you do with a business degree with a concentration in sustainability?

Graduates from business sustainability programs can pursue a wide variety of roles. Upon graduation, you can work in green industries or on social responsibility initiatives in the wider business community. You can also compete for careers in analysis, corporate responsibility, management, marketing, sales, supply chain management and more. Some possible careers include:

Agricultural Manager


Growth: -4.6 %
Salary: $75,760

Business Analyst


Growth: 9.7 %
Salary: $95,290

Distribution Center Manager


Growth: 8.2 %
Salary: $98,560

Inside Sales Representative


Growth: 3.7 %
Salary: $97,710

Logistics Analyst


Growth: 18.3 %
Salary: $77,520

Marketing Associate


Growth: 1.9 %
Salary: $127,830

Office Manager


Growth: 5.6 %
Salary: $103,330

Solar Sales Representative


Growth: 3.7 %
Salary: $97,710

Wind Energy Project Manager


Growth: 3.3 %
Salary: $128,620

Learn from leading thinkers on the global stage

Faculty at the W. P. Carey School of Business are passionate about innovative research and impact. Our school fosters an environment of global thinking, with a cohort of award-winning faculty from six continents around the globe and a student body which represents more than 100 countries. Faculty accolades include:

  • National Academy of Sciences members.
  • Nobel laureate.
  • Renowned journal publications.
  • Speakers at national conferences.

Learn from leading thinkers on the global stage

Faculty at the W. P. Carey School of Business are passionate about innovative research and impact. Our school fosters an environment of global thinking, with a cohort of award-winning faculty from six continents around the globe and a student body which represents more than 100 countries. Faculty accolades include:

  • National Academy of Sciences members.
  • Nobel laureate.
  • Renowned journal publications.
  • Speakers at national conferences.

Sustainable business degree concentration admission requirements

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

A business school where passionate students thrive

The W. P. Carey School of Business is one of the top business schools in the country. Our AACSB-accredited business school is committed to delivering excellent quality and great value. Our U.S. News & World Report rankings reflect our commitment to academics, groundbreaking research and positive student outcomes.

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