Farmingdale State College

Minor in Sustainable Business

Program Description

The Sustainable Business minor, consisting of 15 credits, is interdisciplinary and open to all students. The minor is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to create, manage, and lead businesses that operate in environmentally and socially responsible ways. Students will gain a deeper understanding of sustainable development, management, and leadership to address sustainability-related issues in a business environment. To complete the minor, students will be required to take three courses in Business Management plus two additional elective courses from various disciplines.

Focus Areas

  • Foundations of sustainable business
  • Sustainable supply chain management
  • Social entrpreneurship
  • Environmental law
  • Creativity & innovation
  • Leadership & ethics
  • Energy sustainability and environment
  • Sustainability in architecture and construction
  • Energy and sustainability
  • Wind technology
  • Energy storage and electric drive vehicles
  • Geothermal systems
  • Solar energy
  • Globalization & sustainability
    Environmental interactions
  • Sustainable garden
  • Environmental economics and policy

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Sustainable Energy
  • Sustainable Business careers

Target audience


Program Format


Educational Level Prerequisites

High School diploma

Program Type

Degree Program

Expected Outcomes