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. Arizona State University’s Bachelor of Arts in business – 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: 01/10/2022


Total classes: 40

Weeks per class: 7.5

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 degree in business 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 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 graduates

 

Environmental concerns cut across all sectors of the economy. As such, there’s no single destination for program graduates. While sectors like 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 business sustainability degree 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.

Featured business sustainability courses

To earn your sustainable business degree, 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:


SOS 325: The Economics of Sustainability


SCM 485: Business and Sustainability II


SOS 110: Sustainable World (SB)


SCM 385: Business and Sustainability I


What can you do with a business sustainability degree?

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: -6.5 %
Salary: $68,090

Business Analyst


Growth: 10.7 %
Salary: $87,660

Distribution Center Manager


Growth: 3.5 %
Salary: $96,390

Inside Sales Representative


Growth: 4.1 %
Salary: $86,650

Logistics Analyst


Growth: 4.4 %
Salary: $76,270

Marketing Associate


Growth: -1.1 %
Salary: $133,460

Office Manager


Growth: %
Salary:

Solar Sales Representative


Growth: 4.1 %
Salary: $86,650

Wind Energy Project Manager


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Salary:

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 admission requirements

General admission requirements

Freshman additional requirements

Transfer additional requirements

Earned Admission pathway

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to 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 the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to 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 the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

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 peer-reviewed U.S. News & World Report rankings reflect our commitment to academics, groundbreaking research and positive student outcomes.

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