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Sustainability/Business Administration

The Saint Louis University Center for Sustainability and Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business jointly administer our graduate dual-degree program in sustainability and business administration. The program’s structure allows you to receive a Master of Science in sustainability and MBA degrees faster than if you pursued them separately.

About the Program

Saint Louis University’s dual MBA/M.S. in sustainability program is designed for students interested in the critical link between business and sustainability. Using the latest measurements and research from the field, you’ll learn to understand, anticipate and navigate the changing social, fiscal and environmental practices of operating in a low-carbon economy.

Students in this program study core business and sustainability concepts, gaining an understanding of how sustainable business practices can enhance business performance in a socially and ecologically responsible manner. They also gain skills needed to assume a leadership role in a global 21st century economy.

This program is one of the first of its kind offered by an institution accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Curriculum and Program Details

This is a 74-credit-hour program with 44 hours of coursework in the Chaifetz School of Business and 30 hours from the Center for Sustainability. The full-time, year-round program should take students between 18 months to two years to complete.

The program includes a study abroad component. For two weeks between the fall and spring semesters, you’ll take an international trip to study foreign-based businesses, attend guest lectures and gain valuable hands-on international business experience.

View a sample curriculum for this degree.

  • Heather Bednarek, Ph.D.

Application Requirements

You will need to be admitted by the Center for Sustainability and the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business, meeting requirements for each individual program, to pursue this degree. This will require two separate applications.

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Application Deadlines

Admissions are rolling but preferred by June 1 for the business administration degree.