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
FY Seminar-CORE 100 or THEO 111 3
MATHEMATICS 140, 150 or 170: Mathematical Perspectives 3
ENGLISH 101 or 115: English Composition or Rhetoric 3
Second Language I 3
Social Science Elective - ECON 200 3
INFO 120 1
BUAD 101 0
CORE 101: Freshman Experience 0
Second Semester Semester Hours
THEOLOGY 111: FY Seminar-CORE 100 3
Scientific Perspective- BIOL 120 and lab preferred 3
Historical Perspective 3
Second Language II 3
ECON 201 3
BUAD 102 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
PHIL 100 3
STAT 210 3
MKTG 300 3
MGMT 300 3
ECONOMICS 320: Environmental Natural Resources & Ecological Economics 3
BUAD 201 0
Second Semester Semester Hours
ACCT 200 3
STAT 211 3
INFO 220 3
PHILOSOPHY 200 - Philosophical Perspectives 3
MGMT 322: Managing for Sustainability 3
BUAD 202 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
Natural Science Elective BIOL 250/251 preferred 4
ENGLISH 205 3
ACCT 201 or FINC 300 3
MGMT 301 3
ECON 305: Microeconomic Analysis 3
BUAD 301 0
Second Semester Semester Hours
Humanities Elective - THEO 360/PHIL 390 preferred 3
FINC 300 or ACCT 201 3
SHRM 200 (DCR) 3
MGMT 333: Global Supply Chain Management 3
ECON 421: Environment, Economics & Policy 0
BUAD 302 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
SUST Elective 3
SUST 495 Capstone: Experiential Integrative Project 3
ECON 300 3
General Elective 3
BUAD 401 0
Second Semester Semester Hours
Creative Perspective 3
BLAW 300 3
Business Elective, SUST internship or 3 credit from SUST elective recommended list 3
SUST 495 Capstone : Experiential Integrative Project 1
General Elective 3
BUAD 402 0
CORE 499 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.

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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

$50,000

AVERAGE STARTING SALARY FOR 2015 SUSTAINABILITY GRADUATES

9

FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES IN CINCINNATI

75,000+

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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