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Sustainable Business Management

Sustainable Business Management

Program Code:SMB
Duration:2 Semesters (8 Months)
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Program Description

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 ( 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.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • 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.


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Your Career

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.

Transfer Credit/Pathways

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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Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

Also see: English and General Education requirements.

2017/2018 Academic Year

Semester 1
SMB700 Eco-Productivity in the Workplace I
SMB701 Economic Trends and Sustainability Models
SMB702 Sustainable Organizations: Opportunities and Challenges
SMB703 Sustainable Management
SMB704 Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics
SMB705 Financial Management
Semester 2
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
SMB805 Project Management

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Stacy Chan
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22806
International Admissions Advisor: Kevin Gumbs
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22489
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Aaron Bradley
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22462
Program Contacts:
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
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