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The Business Sustainability Collaborative works across programs at Poole College to build a sustainability curriculum. In many project-based courses, students have an opportunity to work on real cases related to sustainable business challenges and opportunities.

Integrating Sustainability Across the Curriculum

The Business Sustainability Collaborative works closely with faculty to:

  • Identify research topics and research partners at other colleges within the university
  • Identify and sponsor sustainability related academic conferences, journals and grant opportunities
  • Integrate sustainability topics into courses
  • Identify and develop sustainability related cases, problems, or exercises
  • Identify sustainability related classroom educational materials such as textbooks, periodicals, and other technical guidance materials.

More and more consumers, not just in the US, but around the world, want to be assured that the products they buy were sourced, produced, delivered with as small an environmental footprint as possible… That is why I am incorporating a module on sustainable operations and supply chain management in my course, MBA 540 Introduction to Operations and Supply Chain Management.

Dr. Eda Kemahlioglu Ziya, Associate Professor, Department of Business Management

Graduate Business Sustainability Certificate

Elevate your career as a purpose-driven business leader with the 12-credit NC State Business Sustainability Certificate by getting the knowledge and skills to address global challenges through sustainable business practices.

NC State Courses Related to the UN SDGs

NC State University has over 400 courses at the undergraduate level and nearly 300 courses at the graduate level that are related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. A team of undergraduate students working with faculty member Seth Murray created the database, publishing the resource online in April 2021. Use this database to explore courses by SDG or search for courses specifically in Poole college.

Sustainability Courses at NC State

Jenkins graduate students from the Summer 2023 “Sustainable Business in Emerging Markets” Study Abroad taught by BSC Director, Jessica Thomas, share their experience.