Undergraduate Program (BSBA)

Sustainability Economics and Management

What was once considered simply "going green" has moved from community gardens to the corporate boardrooms. Businesses and governments of all sizes now consider managing their financial, social and environmental risks, obligations and opportunities a top priority. Blend in Xavier's unique Jesuit teaching and ethical philosophy—and you'll soon be enjoying the fruits of a flourishing and in-demand career.

Sample Four-Year Sustainability Economics and Management Course Sequence

First Year

First Semester Semester Hours
MATHEMATICS 140, 150 or 170: Mathematical Perspectives 3
ENGLISH 101 or 115: English Composition or Rhetoric 3
Foreign Language I 3
ECONOMICS 200: Microeconomic Principles 3
INFORMATION SYSTEMS 120: Intro to Business Tech 1
CORE 100: First Year Seminar 3
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 101: The Business Profession I 0
CORE 101: Freshman Experience 0
Second Semester Semester Hours
THEOLOGY 111: Theological Foundations 3
BIOLOGY 120/127: Life: Ecology and People & Lab 3
Historical Perspective 3
Foreign Language II 3
ECONOMICS 201: Macroeconomic Principles 3
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 102: The Business Profession I 0
CORE 102: Freshman Experience 0

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Sophomore

First Semester Semester Hours
PHILOSOPHY 100: Ethics as Intro to Philosophy 3
STATISTICS 210: Statistics For Business I 3
MARKETING 300: Principles of Marketing 3
MANAGEMENT 300: Managerial Behavior 3
ECONOMICS 320: Natural Resources Economics 3
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 201: The Business Profession II 0
Second Semester Semester Hours
PHILOSOPHY 200 - Philosophical Perspectives 3
ACCOUNTING 200: Introductory Financial Accounting 3
STATISTICS 211: Statistics For Business II 3
INFORMATION SYSTEMS 220: Management of Info Tech 3
MANAGEMENT 322: Managing for Sustainability 3
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 202: The Business Profession II 0

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Junior

First Semester Semester Hours
BIOLOGY 250/251 - Ecology & Lab 4
ENGLISH 205 - Literature & Moral Imagination 3
ACCOUNTING 201: Introductory Managerial Accounting 3
MANAGEMENT 301: Managerial Communications 3
ECONOMICS 305: Microeconomic Analysis 3
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 301: The Business Profession III 0
Second Semester Semester Hours
Humanities Elective 3
FINANCE 300: Business Finance 3
STRATEGIC HR MANAGEMENT 200: Human Resources in a Diverse S 3
MANAGEMENT 301: Global Supply Chain Management 3
ECONOMICS 421: Environment, Economics & Policy 0
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 302: The Business Profession III 0

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Senior

First Semester Semester Hours
Theological Perspective 3
MANAGEMENT 302: Quality and Product in Operation 3
MANAGEMENT 309: Change Management 3
SUSTAINABILITY: Capstone 3
General Elective 3
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 401: The Business Profession IV 0
Second Semester Semester Hours
Creative Perspective 3
BUSINESS LAW 300: Legal Environment 3
Business Elective, SUST Practicum, or Internship 3
Economics Sustainability Capstone Elective 2
General Elective 3
CORE 499 0
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 402: The Business Profession IV 0

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major.
Consult the official Xavier University catalog for detailed registration and advising information.

Sample Courses

Xavier is known for providing an education that’s both challenging and personal. Here are some courses that are part of the Sustainability Economics and Management major at Xavier:

Natural Resource Economics (ECON 320) - Economic analysis of managing the environment and allocating natural resources. Historical roots and ethical consequences of existing problems and policies are explored.

Quality and Product in Operation (MGMT 302) - Analysis of concepts and models concerning economics and the environment, with applications to policy questions. Project work will focus on particular natural resources or ecosystem services.

Change Management (MGMT 309) - A survey course covering business sustainability issues and practices from a triple bottom line perspective.

Labor Economics (ECON 460) - A thorough introduction to the field of Supply Chain management with an emphasis on current practice and emerging trends. Course includes material on sustainability practices in the supply chain.

100% Students gain hands-on experience doing research projects and field trips on economic sustainability.

100%

Students gain hands-on experience doing research projects and field trips on economic sustainability.

STAND OUT IN TODAY'S JOB MARKET

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Make the world a better place when you put sustainability topics to practice. You'll have opportunities to recommend and implement innovative, sustainable business practices for local organizations—including Xavier.

KEEP IT GREEN

Xavier has decreased their energy consumption by 17.5 percent and Cincinnati has switched to 100 percent renewable electricity, reducing the city's carbon footprint by about 550,000 tons per year, the equivalent of eliminating 104,000 cars off the road.

LEARN THE INS AND OUTS

Through the program's three experiential learning elements–field trips, elective practicums/internships and the program capstone–you're able to utilize resources from inside and outside the University.

Xavier by the numbers

20

AVERAGE SIZE OF CLASSES

$53,500

AVERAGE STARTING SALARY FOR 2015 SUSTAINABILITY GRADUATES

9

FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES IN CINCINNATI

65,000+

XAVIER GRADUATES ACROSS THE GLOBE

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LEARN OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM

At Xavier, a great education comes with a supportive campus and a city full of opportunity. All students have access to a professional, executive mentor through our nationally known Mentor Program.

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The Xavier Experience. There's Nothing Like It.

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