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Program Description

Today’s successful businesses focus on three key ingredients—people, profits, and planet. Together, they’re known as the triple bottom line. Savvy business leaders know that sustainable practices seamlessly blend the social, economic, and environmental elements that help businesses run more profitably and responsibly.

The Centenary University Department of Business recently introduced a new program in sustainable practices, focusing on the business and ethical mandates of sustainable workplace practices. Students can choose to study business with a concentration in sustainable practices, or go on to earn a minor in this growing field. A certificate for working professionals is also available.

Make a Positive Impact
As a specialist in sustainable practices, you can make an important impact on our planet by guiding companies toward ethical policies. The knowledge you gain through your studies at Centenary will provide the input for corporate decisions that:

  • Reduce energy
  • Encourage recycling
  • Eliminate waste
  • Conserve resources
  • Prevent pollution
  • Support green buildings
  • Promote human rights

It’s a Global Issue
Business leaders understand that sustainable practices have far-reaching effects—across our country and around the world. As a Centenary student, you’ll study how local decisions make a global impact on businesses and the customers they serve. Take part in internships, study abroad, or participate in service trips and travel courses that immerse you in other cultures. These experiences will heighten your awareness of how sustainability contributes to a better world.

Courses

BS BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION: SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES

UNIVERSITY CORE REQUIREMENTS (44 CR)

CATEGORY I: ACADEMIC FOUNDATION
AFC1001(Persp in Bus only) OR BUS1000 4CR

CATEGORY II: WRITING (minimum of C-) AND MATHEMATICS
WRI1001 COMP & RHETORIC I –or-
WRI1002 COMP & RHETORIC II 4CR
WRI1002 COMP & RHETORIC II –or-
WRI2012 ADVANCED COMPOSITION 4CR

MTH All MTH prefix courses except remedial, MTH1000 & MTH1250 4CR

CATEGORY III: ARTS, HUMANITIES & LITERATURE

(Select one course from the following categories: COM1014; MUS1001; MUS2004; THA1001; THA1002; THA2001; THA2002; VAR1001; VAR2001; VAR2002) 4CR

(Select one course from the following categories: ALL HIS PREFIX; PHI1005; PHI2003; PHI2004; PHI3001; PHI3002; REL2001; THA2001; THA2002; WRI2005) Recommended: HIS-3005 Environmental History 4CR

(Select an English Literature course at the 2000+ level) 4CR

CATEGORY IV: SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
BUS 1050 SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN BUSINESS 4CR

CATEGORY V: LABORATORY SCIENCE

(Select one course from the following categories must have labs BIO; CHM; PHY; PSC) Recommended: BIO-1110 Environmental Science 4CR

CATEGORY VI: GLOBAL AND DEMOCRATIC CITIZENSHIP

ECO 1001 ECONOMICS 4CR

BUS 2090 INTRO. SUSTAIN. PRACTICE 4CR

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION MAJOR (52 CREDITS)

BUSINESS ADMIN CORE (42 CREDITS)
ACC 2101 PRIN. OF ACCOUNTING I 4CR
ACC 2102 PRIN. OF ACCOUNTING II 4CR
BUS 1005 BUSINESS APPLICATIONS 2CR
BUS 1010 PRIN. OF MANAGEMENT 4CR
BUS 1050 SOCIAL RESPNSBLTY IN BUS 4CR X SEE CATEGORY IV
BUS 2010 PRIN. OF MARKETING 4CR
BUS 2020 MGMT. INFO SYSTEMS 4CR
BUS 2030 PRIN. OF FINANCE 4CR
BUS 3010 BUSINESS LAW 4CR
BUS 3020 BUSINESS STATISTICS 4CR
BUS 3030 ORGANIZAT’L BEHAVIOR 4CR
BUS 4010 BUSINESS STRATEGY 4CR
ECO 1001 ECONOMICS 4CR X SEE CATEGORY VI

SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES CONCENTRATION COURSES (10 CREDITS)
BUS 2090 INTRO SUSTAIN PRACTICES 4CR X See Cat VI
ECO 2001 ENV & ECOL ECONOMICS 4CR BUS 3600 SUSTAIN ASSESSMENT 4CR
BUS 4060 SUSTAIN PRACT CAPSTONE 2CR

ELECTIVES (24 CREDITS)
Electives may be chosen from any discipline, career or liberal arts.

TOTAL NUMBER OF CREDITS: 120

Notes:
1. To earn a Bachelor degree, all graduates must successfully complete a minimum of 120 credit hours.
2. Minimum of 30 credits must be taken at Centenary University.
3. All graduates must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above.
4. All graduates must have a minimum of 2.0 GPA in their major(s). Courses that are special topic listed in the title, typically ending with a 99, are repeatable. Courses are counted multiple times and do not replace grades of the previous special topic course.
5. Credits can only be shared between the core and the major or core and minor requirements. Shared credits within the core requirements is not allowed.
6. Economics can be applied toward either the global or democratic requirement, but not both.
7. BUS1000 is taken by transfer students in lieu of AFC1001, Perspectives in Business. BUS1000 may be waived if the transfer student has transferred in advanced business courses. A suitable course may then be substituted for this core requirement.

Financial Aid

Being able to pay for attending college is no easy task. Located in the Seay Building, the Office of Financial Aid offers assistance to you and your parents to ensure that you have the financial resources to focus on your education.