Sustainable Enterprise Minor

George Mason University

Date Posted: April 12, 2018
Submitted by: Jade Chalkley
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Minor


This minor emphasizes sustainable enterprises that are financially properous and seek to benefit the environment and society. The students of this program measure business success based on the triple bottom line, which takes into account how an business impacts prosperity, planet, and people. This minor also stresses the private sector as a critical player in helping solve pressing environmental and social problems, while capitalizing on market mechanisms and competitive opportunities. To complete the Sustainability Enterprise Minor, students take two core courses, EVPP 322: Business and Sustainability and EVPP 480: Sustainability in Action. They also complete at least 8 elective credits from a pre-approved list of courses, which cover policy, economics, business, and social responsibilities.