International Sustainable Business

Recent dual degree recipient, Christa Thoeresz (MBA '11) celebrates before starting her new job with Major League Soccer team, the Portland Timbers.

The Fisher International MBA program, as part of the Graduate School of International Policy and Management, offers a wide range of courses in business, development, and environment, preparing you for careers that combine business skills with an in-depth understanding of sustainability issues.

Sustainable Business Careers

This specialization will prepare students for career opportunities such as:

  • Sustainability Manager, Major Broadcast Network
  • CEO, Co-founder and Marketing Consultant, Green Investment Firm
  • Green Commodity Analyst, Environment & Energy Group, United Nations
  • Consultant, Water Resources Management, Latin American Region, World Bank

Specialization Requirements

Students completing an MBA Specialization in International Sustainable Business will complete a minimum of 15 credits of elective level coursework. The emphasis will combine a course on sustainable business, an economic foundations course, and business and policy electives in their area of specialized interest.

Suggested Courses

Please Note: course offerings may vary from year to year. Students are encouraged to supplement the required courses for this specialization with internships and additional business discipline courses relevant to their career objectives.

  • Business, Sustainability and Society
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Quantitative Methods for Environmental Science and Policy
  • Interdisciplinary Analysis for Energy Policy
  • International Environmental Law & Politics
  • Seminar: Advanced Topics in Energy and Climate Change
  • Seminar: Sustainable Agriculture
  • Seminar: Business Models for Sustainable Development
  • Seminar: Private/Public Partnerships for Sustainable Development
  • Global Economic and Environmental Governance
  • Social Innovation Investing
  • Renewable Energy
  • Energy & Environmental Markets
  • ESG Risk Assessment
  • Diffusion of Sustainable Technologies at Base of Pyramid
  • Environment & Natural Resource Finance
  • Sourcing Sustainable Materials
  • Sustainable Supply Chains
  • Corporate Governance