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Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability Studies, Business Emphasis. The Business Emphasis in Sustainability Studies prepares students to pursue sustainability within the business environment as entrepreneurs, employees, leaders, and change makers. Students who pursue this degree learn to function effectively in the business world while embedding their work within a larger framework of sustainability-oriented thought and action.
Sustainability is defined as the union of a healthy environment, a vital economy, and social equity. Sustainability is an interdisciplinary concept that has become preeminent within twenty-first century global society. It concerns the attempt to understand how focusing on the growth of human society, rather than its development, threatens the future health and well-being of humans and the natural world in which we live. Most critically, it seeks whole picture solutions that advance not only human well-being, but also the health of the planet.
This degree exposes the student to a broad diversity of academic disciplines that are pertinent to comprehending and creating solutions for the business, social, and environmental challenges facing us currently and in the future. It seeks to couple the knowledge, skills, and values of business and other disciplines with practical, hands-on experiences outside of the classroom in order for the successful graduate to be able to effectively understand, live in, and work in a world that will be significantly different from the past in its pursuit of sustainable solutions.
The Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability Studies is offered at Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge, Dillon, Spring Valley at Glenwood Springs, Steamboat Springs, and Vail Valley at Edwards. Not ever course is offered on every campus, some campuses may require travel between sites to complete the degree.
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