Concentration in Sustainability (Master of Business & Science)

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick Campus

Date Posted: April 25, 2016
Submitted by: Julian Dautremont-Smith
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Specialization/Concentration/Emphasis


The Master of Business & Science with a concentration in Sustainability is designed to help students identify, analyze and better understand connections among social, environmental, technological and economic systems. Designed upon a systems analysis approach, this program provides a broad understanding of the forces driving these systems. It also provides specific tools and skills to measure, predict and influence key processes that influence sustainability. A systems-based approach to problem solving seeks to envision and forecast how individual or local actions can affect the function of a larger ecosystem, structure, organization or process. By understanding and acknowledging the interactions of social, environmental and economic systems, graduates of this program will be better equipped to conceive, propose and promote strategies that meet short-term personal and organizational needs while promoting sustainable, long-term outcomes.