Graduate Sustainability Curriculum

From the MBA program to the MAC program, our faculty are integrating sustainable business strategy across concentrations in our graduate courses.

NC State University Graduate Sustainability Courses

The Poole College Business Sustainability Collaborative is developing the following graduate level curriculum map to identify the major topics in business sustainability that we believe are essential to prepare our students for the changing business landscape.

The sources used to develop the map include The Business Student’s Guide to Sustainable Management, Principles and Practice, Petra Molthan-Hill, Greenleaf Publishing Limited, 2014 and The Sustainable MBA: A Business Guide to Sustainability, Giselle Weybrecht, John Wiley & Sons, 2014.

The topics are organized by concentration and include the topics that are important for students pursuing that particular concentration. The courses listed include a substantial discussion of one day or more of the topic indicated.

Accounting

Kathy Krawczyk, Professor, MAC Program Director, Poole College of Management, Accounting Department
Kathy Krawczyk, Professor, MAC Program Director, Poole College of Management, Accounting Department

Integrated reporting

  • MBA 582: Sustainability & Business (Jessica Thomas)

Sustainability reporting

  • MBA 582: Sustainability & Business (Jessica Thomas)
  • ACC 533: Accounting and Tax Research (Kathy Krawczyk)
  • ACC 550, Advanced Auditing (Scott Showalter)
  • MBA 503: Survey of Accounting (Gillory Zuckerman)

Measuring social impact

  • ACC 550, Advanced Auditing (Scott Showalter)
  • MBA 582: Sustainability & Business (Jessica Thomas)

True cost accounting and sustainability-related risk

  • ACC 550 – Advanced Auditing (Scott Showalter)

Economics

Environmental policy

  • ECG 790. Economics Graduate Program (Thayer Morrill)
  • ECG 590: Topics in Labor Economics, Economics Graduate Program (Melinda Morrill)
  • MBA 582: Sustainability and Business (Jessica Thomas)

Human Resource Management

Scott Showalter, Professor of Practice, Department of Accounting
Scott Showalter, Professor of Practice, Department of Accounting

Employee engagement

  • MBA 582: Sustainability & Business (Jessica Thomas)

Marketing

Stefanie Robinson, Assistant Professor of Marketing, Business Management
Stefanie Robinson, Assistant Professor of Marketing, Business Management

Sustainable marketing strategy and planning

  • MBA 560: Marketing Management & Strategy (Mike Stanko)
  • MBA 582: Sustainability and Business (Jessica Thomas)

Sustainable consumer behavior

  • MBA 560 Marketing Management & Strategy (Stefanie Robinson)
  • MBA 582: Sustainability and Business (Jessica Thomas)

Operations/Supply Chain Management

Eda Kemahlioglu Ziya, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Business Management, Operations & Supply Chain Management
Eda Kemahlioglu Ziya, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Business Management, Operations & Supply Chain Management

Life cycle assessment

  • MBA 582: Sustainability & Business (Jessica Thomas)

Sustainable product design/eco-design

  • MBA 590 Designing For Sustainability (Leigh Shamblin)

Lean and green manufacturing

  • MBA 540 Operations and Supply Chain Management (Eda Kemahlioglu Ziya)

Social sustainability in the supply chain

  • MBA 540 Operations and Supply Chain Management (Eda Kemahlioglu Ziya)
  • BUS 610: Sustainable Supply Chain Management (Rob Handfield)
  • MBA 582: Sustainability and Business (Jessica Thomas)

Environmental sustainability in the supply chain

  • MBA 540, Introduction to Operations and Supply Chain Management (Eda Kemahlioglu Ziya)
  • BUS 610: Sustainable Supply Chain Management (Rob Handfield)
  • MBA 582: Sustainability and Business (Jessica Thomas)

Strategy and Corporate Governance

Leigh Shamblin, Professor of Practice, Poole College of Management
Leigh Shamblin, Professor of Practice, Poole College of Management

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

  • MBA 610: Critical Analytical Thinking (Eileen Taylor)
  • MBA 582: Sustainability and Business (Jessica Thomas)

Corporate governance

  • BUS 590-005: MGIM Innovation Practicum (Leigh Shamblin)

Finance

Integrating Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)

  • MBA 582: Sustainability & Business (Scott Showalter)

Sustainability ratings and indexes

  • MBA 582: Sustainability & Business (Scott Showalter)