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MBA in Sustainable Management Curriculum

The MBA program at Presidio Graduate School consists of 15 required courses and one elective. Each course is designed to build on previous courses and integrate with concurrent courses. The curriculum is designed around three program foundations.

First Semester Classes

SUS6000: Managerial Accounting (4 units)
SUS6010: Principles of Sustainable Management (4 units)
SUS6195: Effective Management, Communication & Action (3 units)
SUS6021: Quantitative Methods for Business and Public Administration (4 units)

Second Semester Classes

SUS6025: Micro- and Macroeconomics (4 units)
SUS6210: Leadership for Sustainable Management (4 units)
SUS6110: Operations and Production (4 units)
SUS6130: Implementation of Sustainable Practices (3 units)

Third Semester Classes

SUS6050: Strategy (4 units)
SUS6040: Managerial Finance (4 units)
SUS6090: Sustainable Products and Services (3 units)
SUS6060: Managerial Marketing (4 units)

Fourth Semester Classes

*Please note that some available electives are 4 units. If you choose to take a 4 unit course as your elective, you will graduate with 61 credits rather than the required 60 credits.




Sustainable Energy Management Certificate

The Sustainable Energy Management Certificate explores energy technologies within a framework of social and environmental stewardship on a global scale. The Certificate requires two courses: one focusing on Sustainable Energy Management and one of three core MBA program courses.

Sports and Sustainability Certificate (Currently hiatus)

The Sports and Sustainability Certificate is the only MBA-level sustainability program focused exclusively on the sports industry, providing sports industry professionals with the skills and knowledge to successfully integrate sustainability into their business operations. The Certificate requires two semester-long courses: Principles of Sustainable Management and The Business of Sports and Sustainability.

Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning (EL) is a key part of our educational program. Using this "living case" methodology, students are able to gain experience in the workplace and learn how to apply the skills learned through the program. Additionally, this is an opportunity for students to gain relevant work experience to benefit their careers. Students are paired with an organization and work with them over the course of a semester on a specific project. EL projects are a required component of the following courses: