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What is business sustainability?

Business sustainability focuses on the wellbeing 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


had employment, job offers, or continued education within 3 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

The Eastin Center at Spears Business guides and supports our students so they are prepared to pursue professional opportunities, practice continued growth and fully develop that contribution.

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