Sustainable Business Management
|Duration:||2 Semesters (8 Months)|
|Credential Awarded:||Ontario College Graduate Certificate|
Seneca's Sustainable Business Management focuses on the long-term economic, environmental and social value of sustainable business strategy. Our mission is to provide the management skills and practical applied tools to enable you to drive sustainability initiatives forward in organizations. The SMB program enhances the change leadership and management skills required to help organizations successfully adapt to new economic realities and integrate environmentally and socially sustainable initiatives into their operations. You will gain the project management and finance skills needed to contribute to building sustainability into an organization's bottom-line, creating greater value.
Focus on the inevitable growing global need for managers with sustainability expertise whose skills will be required by organizations as they adapt to fast changing economic and environmental realities. You'll engage in topics that include the development and implementation of economically viable sustainability strategies and initiatives, sustainable entrepreneurship, measures and the evaluation of carbon footprints, "lean" business practice applied to sustainability, finance and project management. As a student in this program you'll have access to our HELIX innovation incubator (senecacollege.ca/helix). At the end of the program you'll have the opportunity to do a 5-6 week work placement (May/June) with a company or organization, where you'll apply your skills to a project.
- A recognized degree or three-year postsecondary diploma from an accredited institution; OR
- Mature applicants 3 to 5 years of documented work experience in a related field may be considered. Relevant résumé and references must be provided.
- English proficiency at the postsecondary level.
In order to compete and win in today's economy, organizations across the globe are increasingly focused on integrating green and sustainability plans into their overall strategy. With strong growth in this area, the demand for practitioners with the skills to develop innovative social, environmental and economic solutions is high. Upon graduation, you will be uniquely positioned for a meaningful career in business, handling specific duties related to driving an organizations' social, environmental and economic performance.
The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.
Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.
Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.
Important Academic Dates
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Also see: English and General Education requirements.
2017/2018 Academic Year
|SMB700||Eco-Productivity in the Workplace I|
|SMB701||Economic Trends and Sustainability Models|
|SMB702||Sustainable Organizations: Opportunities and Challenges|
|SMB704||Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics|
|SMB800||Eco-Productivity in the Workplace II|
|SMB801||Leadership and Managing Sustainable Change|
|SMB802||Green Marketing and Consumer Trends|
|SMB803||Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Business|
|SMB804||Business Sustainability Initiative Plan|
|Domestic Admissions Advisor:||Stacy Chan
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22806
|International Admissions Advisor:||Kevin Gumbs
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22489
|Registration & Records Advisor:|
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22462
|Program Student Advisor:||Aniko Kovacs
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22675
|Program Coordinator:||Michael Reade
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22753
|Program Chair:||Maria Sairoglou
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 26718
|Financial Aid & Awards|