2024-2025 Course Catalog

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Business Sustainability (BSUS) Minor

Required Minor Courses (9 credit hours)
MGT 2504Sustainable Business Management (Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences) 13
MGT 3444Multicultural Diversity in Organizations (Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences and Pathways Concept 7 - Critical Analysis of Identity and Equity in the United States) 23
MGT 4334Ethical Leadership and Corporate Social Responsibility (Pathways Concept 1 - Discourse 1A and Pathways Concept 7 - Critical Analysis of Identity and Equity in the United States) 33
Minor Electives (9 credit hours)
Choose 9 credit hours from the following list.9
College of Natural Resources and Environment
Foundations of Environmental Science
Seeking Sustainability
Seeking Sustainability
Circular Economy Analytics for Sustainable Systems
Sustainable Operations Management
Sustainability Performance and Assessments
Pamplin College of Business
Environmental, Social, and Governance Accounting
Legal and Regulatory Aspects of ESG
Environmental, Social, and Governance Financial Analytics
Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Hospitality & Tourism
Social Entrepreneurship
Managing Human Resources
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Environment and Sustainable Development Economics
College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
Leadership for Global Sustainability
Global Ethics
PPE Gateway Course
Global Environmental Issues: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Climate Change and the International Policy Framework
Science, Techology, and Environment
College of Science
Economics of Gender
Economics of Race
Economic History of Diversity and Inclusion
Total Credits18

Covers mainly the environmental side of business sustainability


Covers mainly the social side of business sustainability 


Integrative business ethics and corporate social responsibility perspective

Graduation Requirements 

Graduation Requirements 

The minor in Business Sustainability requires 18 credit hours of course work as described above.  In order to graduate, students must have a 2.50 GPA in all courses used to fulfill the minor.  

  • To remain in the minor in Business Sustainability, students must maintain a GPA of at least 2.50 in the courses listed.
  • All minors must include 6 or more credits at the 3000 level or above.
  • All courses must be taken under the A-F grade mode unless they are only offered Pass/Fail.

If these criteria are met, the minor will be noted on the student's transcript.  

Application Eligibility

Application to the minor in Business Sustainability is open to all university students with at least a 2.50 overall GPA at Virginia Tech.

Students can apply for the Business Sustainability minor at http://pampl.in/addminor


Students are responsible for ensuring they have met necessary pre-requisites for all courses. Please refer to the Undergraduate Catalog or academic advisor.