UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

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UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

MBA Sustainable Enterprise Concentration


Sustainable enterprise is a way of doing business that makes profits through means that reduce harm to society and the environment. It turns challenges into business opportunities that serve a triple bottom line of profits, society and the environment. The result is often unique market solutions that leapfrog the competition or help firms to enter new markets with products better suited to long term growth.

This concentration applies across functional areas and industries. It complements other career concentrations taken at the same time. Students taking it will learn how to craft strategies that help companies pursue a triple bottom line, a skill that more and more companies say they seek.

Students may take courses outside the business school in areas such as:

  • public policy
  • international studies
  • social work
  • city and regional planning,and
  • environmental studies


Concentration Requirements

Sustainable Enterprise Electives (7.5 credits needed)

  • Sustainable Operations
  • The Energy Value Chain
  • Gender and the Workplace
  • Managing Workplace Diversity
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries
  • Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Systems Thinking for Sustainable Enterprise
  • New Urbanism, Smart Growth and Sustainable Community Development
  • Innovations in Green Building (seminar)
  • International Development: Entrepreneurial Opportunities and Market Failures
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Social Innovations Lab
  • Corporate Environmental Strategy
  • Leadership Strategies for Sustainability
  • Global Immersion Elective - Sustainability Theme
  • Corporate Sustainability in Global Contexts

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