Honors | Sustainable Business (BUS)
Z255 | 30551 | Benjamin Schultz
By the end of the semester students should be able to solve a
business-related sustainability problem as presented by an assigned
client (community business). Specifically, they should be able to
articulate measurable means by which a given business can brand
itself as sustainable, and post these online as the company’s first
annual sustainability report.
During the first half of the semester, students will examine
sustainability issues in general, and specifically as they are of
concern to businesses. They will also:
•Discover the differences between Going Green and becoming a
•Examine corporate sustainability reports and learn how to create
•Study related political issues.
•Learn about employment, entrepreneurship and educational
opportunities in the emerging field of Green Business.
During the second half of the semester, students will work in groups
each with an assigned area business to help it create and post its
first annual online sustainability report. They will work in a
service-learning environment where they offer their experience and
expertise to area businesses and also learn from being a part of
that business during the semester. Local companies will benefit from
student skills and knowledge.
Class Motto: If you are not asking questions you are not learning.