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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sustainable Business Minor

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The Sustainable Business minor (15 credits) prepares students for developing, launching, growing, and managing triple bottom line businesses. By balancing social and environmental responsibilities with financial profitability, students learn approaches to creating businesses that do well by doing good. Students are encouraged to hone their skills by taking part in an internship or practicum to round out their educational experiences.

Students who wish to pursue the minor must complete a minor declaration form available online on the USM Registration & Scheduling website. 

The requirements for admission to the minor are completion of at least 12 credits at USM with a grade point average of 2.33 or higher. 

School of Business majors may count up to two specified (see minor requirements) business core courses (6 credits) in both the Business Core and a Business minor. The remaining minor courses (9 credits) cannot double count in the minor and the business major courses or between two business minors. School of Business majors are allowed to declare more than one business minor.

Non School of Business students can only have one business minor.

Program Requirements

The sustainable business minor is 15 credits. A student may transfer into the sustainable business minor up to six credit hours of acceptable courses. To complete the minor, students must earn at least a C- in 100/200 classes within the minor and at least a C in the 300/400 classes within the minor. Students are required to complete any prerequisites for the classes in the minor unless waived by the instructor.

Required Classes (12 credits):

Plus choose one (3 credits) from the following list:

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