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What is business sustainability?

Business sustainability focuses on the well-being of people and the planet while conducting business in a profitable way. Sustainable businesses pursue market solutions that push them ahead of the competition or help them to enter new markets with products better suited for long-term growth. 

Why business sustainability at OSU?

Pursuing the business sustainability option as part of your management major at OSU will prepare you to navigate the challenges of avoiding harm to society and the environment. You will be exposed to business opportunities that serve the bottom line of profits, society and the environment. 

Career paths

There are many paths in this industry. Many are similar to those of other business majors. Potential jobs include:

  • Energy consultant
  • Sustainability specialist
  • Insurance broker
  • PR specialist 
  • Climate change analyst

93%of graduating seniors

had employment, job offers or other professional plans within six months of graduation.



The Center for Sustainable Business and Nonprofit Management

The Spears School of Business provides support for students through the Center for Sustainable Business and Nonprofit Management. Students will learn strategies that help companies pursue financial profitability, ecological integrity and social equity while connecting with faculty.


Eastin Center for Career Readiness

Through the Eastin Center, OSU supports students’ professional growth from awareness to knowledge acquisition, practice and ultimately successful implementation.

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