Concentration in Environment and Sustainability Management

The Concentration in Environment and Sustainability Management is a collaboration between the Department of Environmental Sciences in Emory College and the Goizueta Business School BBA Program. Participation is limited to BBA students and students who are Environmental Sciences majors.

This concentration provides knowledge, competencies and experiences for BA, BS and BBA students interested in pursuing careers in environmental management. BBA students who complete this concentration will focus on the history, politics and practice of the environmental fields. Environmental Sciences students who complete the concentration will acquire grounding in business principles and practices, including management, marketing, finance and strategy. All students will be required to pursue business-related and environmentally focused industry-related electives and to participate in a capstone course that will give them the opportunity to synthesize and validate their evolving perspectives in both an academic and an applied environment.

Requirements for Concentration



Environmental Core for BBA students

ENVS 130 – Environmental Sciences
ENVS 120 – Living in the Anthropocene

ENVS 225 – Institutions and the Environment   (requires ENVS 130 or ENVS 120)
ENVS 227 – Environmental Policy (requires ENVS 130 or ENVS 120 or POLS 100)


Business Core for Environmental Sciences students

Two of the following four BBA Core Classes:

FIN 220 – Finance for Non-Business Students
ISOM 351 – Process and Systems Management (must have completed a statistics class)
MKT 340 – Marketing Management
OAM 330 – Principles of Organization and Management





Two electives must be completed from the following list.  At least one of these electives must be in the program that is not the student’s own school of enrollment.  Students may not count core classes in their own program as electives towards the concentration.  Note that many courses require core classes as prerequisites.  Consult advisors or the course catalog for complete information.

Concentration Electives offered through the BBA Program

FIN 325 – Financial Decisions in the Boardroom
ISOM 352 – Project Management and Collaboration
ISOM 354 – Strategic Modeling and Social Dynamics
ISOM 450 – Foundations of Digital Enterprises and Markets
ISOM 451 - Making Effective Decisions
ISOM 455 - Forecasting & Predictive Analysis
MKT 342 - Market Intelligence and Customer Insights (must have completed a statistics class)
MKT 343 - Digital Marketing and Social Media Strategy
MKT 441 – Ideation
MKT 446 – Advertising and Marketing Communications
OAM 332 – Business and Society
OAM 336 – Catalyzing Social Impact
OAM 431 – Social Enterprise
OAM 432 - Negotiations
OAM 433 -  Leading & Managing Change
OAM 439 – Ethics for Leaders

Concentration Electives offered through Environmental Sciences
ENVS 225 – Institutions and the Environment  
ENVS 227 – Environmental Policy
ENVS 320 - Environmental Assessment and Management
ENVS 325 – Energy and Climate Change
ENVS 345 – Conservation Biology & Biodiversity
ENVS 352W - Green Business
ENVS 377 – International Environmental Policy
ENVS 420 – Law and Biodiversity (requires permission of instructor)
ENVS 491 – Service Learning in Environmental Sciences




ECS 490  Leadership, Ethics and Organizational Effectiveness



  • Speakers and seminars
  • Internships
  • Field projects

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis but in all cases, must be submitted no later than August 15th for rising seniors.  It is to your advantage to apply prior to entering your junior year.  The cohort is limited by course capacity.  Selection is based on information provided through the application but applications for each cohort can only be considered on a space-available basis

Participation is strictly limited to BBA students or Emory College students who are Environmental Sciences majors.  The Environment and Sustainability Management Concentration will be awarded only to those participants who successfully complete a major in Environmental Sciences or the requirements for BBA degree. 


Applications are available in the BBA Program office, 1300 Clifton Rd. or the Environmental Sciences Department, 400 Dowman Drive, Suite E510.