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As society tackles increasingly complex environmental, economic, and social problems, we are going to need leaders with an understanding of both the principles of sustainability and the management of organizations. The Sustainability and Management Applied Minor seeks to provide students with:

  • An understanding of environmental issues that will face future organizational leaders.
  • An understanding of how business and governmental organizations function.
  • Knowledge about the use of systems-thinking and triple bottom line decision-making.
  • Skills from both management and sustainability that can be combined to create more sustainable business and government organizations.


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Plan of Study


One of the following Environmental Natural Sciences Courses:

  • ENSU 151 Environment, Science and Sustainability
  • GEOL 201 Earth and the Environment

One of the following Environmental Social Sciences Courses:

  • ENSU 141 Environment, Society and Sustainability
  • ENSU 310 Applications of GIS in Social Sciences: Politics, Business, Crime And Urban Ecology
  • ENSU 322 Climate Policy
  • ENSU 326 U.S. Environmental and Natural Resource Policy
  • ENSU 343 Economics of the Environment
  • ENSU 370 Psychology of Sustainability

One additional course from either of above two categories

One of the following Management Courses:

  • MGMT 141 World of Business
  • MGMT 200 Financial Accounting

One of the following additional Management Courses:

  • MGMT 221 Introduction to Global SCM Management
  • MGMT 306 Ennovation Lab
  • MGMT 313 Social Entrepreneurship

Additional courses will be considered by petition.


Co-Curricular Activity

Students shall complete one of the following co-curricular activities:

  • Student Sustainability Corps staff
  • Serve on Sustainability Progress Committee
  • Participate in business plan competitions (Earlham Prize or Hult Prize) 
  • EPIC Advantage or summer research focused on sustainability and/or management as approved by Integrated Pathway faculty
  • Other opportunities considered by petition as approved by Integrated Pathway faculty


Culminating Experience 

Submit a 1,500-word intellectual autobiography that reviews your development in the IP. The purpose of this intellectual autobiography is to sharpen your self-knowledge and self-awareness so you can describe your accomplishments accurately and with self-confidence as you enter into the World Beyond Earlham.


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