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Undergraduate students have numerous opportunities to learn and explore sustainable business. Scheller College offers sustainability-focused electives and sustainability infusion across the curriculum. Undergraduate students in any major can pursue the Certificate in Sustainable Business. Outside the classroom, students can deepen their understanding of sustainability by participating in a wide assortment of extracurricular activities.

Certificate in Sustainable Business

Georgia Tech undergraduates from any major have the opportunity to pursue a Certificate in Sustainable Business. Students pursuing the certificate will learn about the importance of sustainability for companies, government, and civil society and develop the skills necessary for evaluating and tackling critical issues. Coursework may be selected from business classes taught with an environmental and social sustainability lens as well as classes from other disciplines that will help students build their fundamental knowledge of sustainability.

Curriculum details for the certificate.  

Sustainability-Focused Electives at Scheller

Foundations of Sustainable Systems (SLS 3120) | Instructors: Kim Cobb (CoS), Jennifer Hirsch (CoD, SLS), Beril Toktay (Scheller)

Business Ethics (MGT 3607) | Instructor: Steve Salbu 

Business Decisions for Sustainability and Shared Value (MGT 3770) | Instructor: Ravi Subramanian

Sustainable Business Consulting Practicum (MGT 4369) | Instructors: Michael Oxman and Bob Lax

Sustainable Marketing (MGT 4803) | Instructor: TBA

"Pursing the Certificate in Sustainable Business will help me communicate the case for sustainability and its long-term benefits to consumers, other stakeholders, and shareholders."
 - Brigit Joyce, recipient of the 2021 Vivan Nora Lukens Memorial Scholarship
Extracurricular and Co-Curricular Opportunities

Scheller College Undergraduate Sustainability Ambassadors Program

Ambassadors deepen their engagement in sustainability by working on year-long projects.

Learn more about the program


Net Impact at Georgia Tech - Undergrad Chapter

The Net Impact club supports the development of future business leaders by elevating awareness of sustainability and equipping students with skills to address environmental and social impact issues as they progress in their careers.

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Carbon Reduction Challenge

Since 2017, the Carbon Reduction Challenge has helped summer interns step up to propose ways to reduce carbon emissions and costs at their places of employment. At the end of the summer, students present their work and compete for prizes. The Challenge is an initiative of the Center and the Global Change Program, in collaboration with the Georgia Climate Project.

Interested in getting involved? Visit the Challenge’s website.


Ideas to Serve (I2S)

I2S is open to Georgia Tech students and recent alumni who have early-stage product/service ideas or venture concepts geared toward creating a better world. I2S is an initiative of the Institute for Leadership and Social Impact.

Learn more about (I2S)


Impact Speaker Series

Impact is a biweekly series of meaningful conversations. The main goal of the series is to engage students, faculty, staff, and the wider community on topics that matter through presentations from leaders and entrepreneurs from all sectors. Topics include entrepreneurship (both social and commercial), innovation, leadership, and sustainability.

Learn more about Impact Speaker Series


Serve-Learn-Sustain (SLS)

SLS is a campus-wide academic initiative that offers students opportunities to collaborate with diverse partners on key sustainability challenges both inside and outside the classroom. Through SLS, students use the knowledge and skills they acquire at Georgia Tech to help create sustainable communities.

Learn more about SLS


RCE Greater Atlanta

RCE Greater Atlanta is a regional sustainability network acknowledged by the United Nations University as a Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development. RCEs support implementation of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals at the regional level through education and training. Students who want to become sustainable development changemakers can visit the RCE’s webpage.

Learn more about RCE Greater Atlanta