the Master of Science in Sustainable Business.
The most important business degrees will focus on sustainability: sustainability for our planet and sustainability for every facet of business. Being on the forefront of this emerging field is crucial, not only for the future of business, but also for your future career. Miami Herbert Business School’s Master in Sustainable Business full-time program unites business, science, theory and practice to provide a forward-thinking foundation for those focused on where the world is headed. Drive the future of business with the most potent degree of your career - one the world can’t wait for you to get.
International students can extend their employment opportunities in the U.S. for up to a total of 36 months.
THE MIAMI ADVANTAGE.
This sustainability master’s program leverages highly rated faculty at the Miami Herbert Business School, the environmental expertise of the University of Miami’s world-renowned Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, and the industry-leading Department of Civil Architecture and Environmental Engineering – creating an integrated platform for our sustainability graduate program. Miami is uniquely positioned as a center of sustainability simply because its future depends on successfully deploying the tenets of these programs.
As the need for sustainability in business continues to grow, the industry demands graduates who understand how to account for and understand sustainability from the business perspective.
of the firms in the S&P 500 now publish sustainability reports.
Nearly two-thirds of consumers across six international markets believe they “have a responsibility to purchase products that are good for the environment and society.”
One study found that morale was 55% better in companies with strong sustainability programs, compared to those with poor ones and employee loyalty was 38% better.
The number of companies with full-time sustainability officers doubled between 1995 and 2003 and doubled again between 2003 and 2008.
The size of the socially responsible investment assets under management reached $8.72 trillion in 2016, nearly 22% of the total assets under management.
Miami Herbert Business School is a member of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN).
INDUSTRY LEADERS NEED EXPERTS IN SUSTAINABILITY.
Americas Director of Environmental Sustainability
Ernst and Young
“EY helps clients integrate sustainability and financial metrics, allowing firms to show investors and other stakeholders how they promote the social good. The industry is demanding graduates who understand how to account for sustainability and more generally understand sustainability from the business perspective. Graduates of UM’s Master in Sustainable Business will be ideally suited to meet this demand.”
JM Family Enterprises, Inc.
“A sustainability program consistent with JM Family’s core values provides a competitive advantage in the market, while promoting the social good. An MS in Sustainable Business from the University of Miami provides rigorous training in this emerging field.”
A UNIQUE PROGRAM FOR UNIQUE BUSINESS CHALLENGES.
The program is built on three principles:
A FOCUS ON BUSINESS:
- Rigorous curriculum that rethinks core business disciplines to focus on sustainability.
- Requires capstone/project course for which students will do a sustainability project for a firm/organization.
DATA-DRIVEN AND INFORMED BY SCIENCE:
- Train in scientific basics through interdisciplinary electives from the Rosenstiel School (RSMAS) and/or Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering (CAE).
- Achieve the most social benefit at minimum cost to a firm. Science courses and a course in non-market valuation will teach students how to statistically estimate the benefits to society of sustainability programs, so that firms can focus on programs that provide the largest impact.
CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY (ESG):
- Our world-class faculty have expertise in all three pillars (environment, social, and governance) of corporate sustainability and related expertise in areas such as supply chain risk and the RSMAS and CAE faculty provide expertise in the scientific basics.
Working in teams, a Capstone Project enables MS in Sustainable Business students to apply their knowledge in real-world scenarios. In 2019/20, the MS in Sustainable Business capstone project will take place at Office Depot. Students will work in project groups to research relevant sustainability topics and then present their findings and outcomes to leadership at Office Depot. Student proposals and potential ideas will be evaluated by the organization and could potentially influence future operations and business behavior.