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Online Master of Business Administration in Sustainability

The College of Adult Learning is proud to offer an innovative MBA in Sustainability degree. This program is a collaborative effort combining the prestigious USF MBA with the Master of Environmental Health. With so many companies looking to implement green initiatives to protect the environment, increase productivity, save money and increase net revenue, this MBA will strongly prepare you for real-world situations. The program is designed with a strong core of values to provide ethical leadership outcomes.


In addition to our regional accreditation, our MBA in Sustainability carries specialty accreditation from ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs).

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the MBA in Sustainability program must meet the following criteria:

  • Possess a bachelor's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution
  • Possess a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  • If the cumulative GPA is below 2.75 with less than five years professional work experience the applicant must take the GMAT and submit scores to the university for review.  If the applicant has 5+ years professional work experience, a resume can be submitted for review.

To apply for the Online MBA in Sustainability, students must:

  • Submit online application for admission
  • Submit official bachelor or higher degree granting transcript
  • Submit a letter expressing professional goals in pursuing the degree

*Note: Transcripts are official only if sent directly to the Office of Admissions from the registrar of the institution attended.

Program Outline

36 credit hours total. All courses are three credit hours, unless stated otherwise.

  • ACCT 515 – Managerial Accounting
    • A study of relevant costs and cost behavior. Explores the manner in which financial and cost analysis can be of use to management in various decision-making and control processes.
  • BUS 680 – Marketing Management
    • Determine objectives and select strategies to reach marketing management objectives. Topics include: business philosophies, buyer identification, market segmentation, marketing environment, planning, marketing mix development, implementation, developmental marketing plan, and control issues.
  • ECON 565 – Managerial Economics
    • Aspects of microeconomic theory most relevant to business decisions are addressed. Objectives of the firm, profit and values; risk analysis decision making under uncertainty; demand theory; estimation of demand; production theory, empirical cost analysis; market structure, pricing, and output antitrust regulation; program evaluation and review techniques. Prerequisite: Working knowledge of statistic
  • EHS 515 – Safety Compliance
    • Focus on regulatory compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act; environmental health and safety; transportation and disposal of hazardous waste. Overview of basic equipment and techniques.
  • EHS 530 - Occupational Health
    • Focus on the recognition of chemical, biological, and physical hazards in the workplace; the recognition of common safety, fire and repetitive motion hazards in the workplace, and the evaluation and control of each.  Evaluation methods, preventative measures; safety plans.  Recommended Pre-req: EHS 515
  • EHS 525 – Environmental Epidemiology
    • Focus on environmental exposure and the effects on public health; hazardous waste in the air, water, soil, food, industries and homes; biological markers; exposure assessment.
  • BUS 551 – Financial Management
    • Nature and scope of the finance function, the business environment, valuation theory, risk concept, analysis of financial statements, long-term and short-term financing, capital budgeting under certainty and risk, working capital management, capital structure, dividend policy, leasing, mergers and bankruptcy. Prerequisite: ACCT 515
  • EHS 535 - Environmental Law
    • Focus on RCRA, CERCLA, SARA, EPCRA, TSCA, CWA, SDWA, the current amendments to each, penalties for violation of environmental lawas and the preparation of the required environmental reports
  • BUS 639 – Operations Management
    • Concepts, models, and techniques as applied to solution of problems in operations, the supply chain, and management. Product planning, forecasting, facility layout analysis, aggregate planning, production scheduling, inventory control, material requirement planning (MRP), PERT, CPM
  • BUS 631 – Human Resource Management
    • Human resource planning, recruiting and selection, assessment of performance, compensation and benefits, development of personnel, labor relations, safety, legal framework, and human resource management (HRM) issues.
  • BUS 690 – Business Policy and Strategy (capstone)
    • Development of overall strategy and supportive policies of the firm. Students will integrate business and administrative concepts, analyze, formulate, and implement overall organization strategy within the context of a dynamic and uncertain external environment.
  • EHS 625 – Applied Statisics for Environmental Studies
    • Emphasis on sampling, environmental design, hypothesis testing, and data analysis

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If you have questions about getting started in our online MBA in Sustainability program, please let us know by contacting admissions.