Environmental Sustainability and Business

Certificate Program

Faculty, Business Administration: — Lucy Arendt, David Radosevich, Marilyn Sagrillo
Faculty, Environmental Science: — Greg Davis, Mathew Dornbush, Kevin Fermanich, John Katers, Patricia Terry, Michael Zorn
Faculty, Public and Environmental Affairs: — Scott Furlong, Michael Kraft, Denise Scheberle, John Stoll

Website: www.uwgb.edu/pea/students/certificate.asp

The Environmental Management and Business Institute (EMBI) in conjunction with faculty from Business Administration, Natural and Applied Sciences, and Public and Environmental Affairs offers a broad-based certificate which documents that students have achieved an understanding of the importance of sustainable practices in business activities and community affairs, regardless of what area of emphasis a student's degree program may be centered upon. Understanding that our global future rests upon creating a citizenry that is aware of the need for economic, environmental, and social responsibility is critical for our world economy.

A certificate in Environmental Sustainability and Business is available to students in all academic programs. It consists of a supporting course structure that is complementary to the existing general education requirements and consistent with current credit-load requirements, and thereby will not delay a student's graduation. The main component of the certificate program is an intensive business internship or co-op experience.

Requirements for the Certificate

Supporting Course:

Minimum of 3 credits, see adviser

Required Course:

  • PU EN AF 390             Colloquium in Environmental Sustainability and Business, 1 credit

Required, 12 credits:

Choose a minimum of one course from each of the following course lists.

Business Element, minimum of one course:

  • BUS ADM 322             Introductory Marketing, 3 credits
  • BUS ADM 382             Introductory Management, 3 credits
  • ECON 453                   Cost-Benefit Analysis, 3 credits

Public Policy Element, minimum of one course:

  • ECON 305                   Natural Resources Economic Policy, 3 credits
  • ECON 412                   Economics of Sustainability, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 301             Environmental Politics and Policy, 3 credit
  • PU EN AF 322             Environmental Planning, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 378             Environmental Law, 3 credits

Environmental Science Element, minimum of one course:

  • ENV SCI 303             Conservation of Natural Resources, 3 credits
  • ENV SCI 318             Pollution Control, 3 credits
  • ENV SCI 425             Global Climate Change, 3 credits
  • ENV SCI 460             Resource Management Strategy, 3 credits

Internship or Co-Op Experience, minimum of one course:

  • PU EN AF 490         EMBI Co-Op/Experience, 3 credits