Principles of Sustainable Management (POSM)

This course imparts a basic understanding of the social and environmental sustainability challenges facing managers in today’s world. Students are introduced to the environmental, social and business issues facing the planet, and the business case for solving these challenges by behaving in more sustainable ways. Exploring multiple frameworks for understanding sustainability, students gain an understanding of the scientific foundations and economic principles needed to achieve natural competitive advantage.

After taking this course a student will be able to:
  • Articulate their own definition of sustainability, and have facility with various definitions appropriate for different circumstances
  • Approach the complexity of the world with a whole systems perspective
  • Apply the business case for more sustainable practices in companies and communities
  • Choose which of the leading frameworks of sustainability to apply to particular circumstances
  • Prepare and deliver business briefings on the business case for sustainability

Current Course Descriptions

  • Principles of Sustainable Management (POSM)
  • Economics for Decision-making
  • Personal Leadership Development
  • Accounting and the Integrated Bottom Line
  • NYCLab
  • Globalization and Emerging Markets
  • Operations and Supply Chains
  • Finance for Sustainability
  • Customers and Marketing
  • Data, Analytics, and Decisions
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leading Change in Organizations
  • Strategy for Sustainability
  • Employees and Organizations
  • Circular Value Chain Management
  • Sustaining a Mission-Driven Organization
  • ImpactLab: Defining the Future of Finance
  • Business and Sustainable Development
  • Capstone