Sustainable Organizational Leadership Certificate

An interdisciplinary program open to all WSU students, the sustainable organizational leadership certificate helps students develop cross-functional skills and expertise in financial, environmental, and social areas, with an emphasis on taking action to achieve an organization’s environmental and resource sustainability goals.

A collaboration between the Department of Sociology and the Carson College of Business, the certificate is adds value to any primary area of study. Students interested in a variety of careers across the for-profit, not-for-profit, and governmental sectors will find the program particularly fitting.

Earning your certificate

Students pursuing the sustainable organizational leadership certificate are required to take 15 hours of sociology and/or business coursework and must maintain a C average. The 15 hours includes three required courses and two electives.

Required courses (9 hours):

  • MGMT 301: Principles of Management and Organization
  • SOC 332: Sustainability in Society
  • SOC 340: Social Inequality

Electives (6 hours)

Choose two:

  • SOC 335: Shopping and Society
  • SOC 336: Sociology of Food
  • SOC 230: Society and Technology
  • SOC 474: Social Movements and Entrepreneurship
  • HBM 381: Hospitality Leadership and Organization Behavior [M]
  • MGMT 401: Leading People and Organizations [M]
  • MGMT 483: Management of Innovation and Change [M]
  • MGMT 487: Business Ethics and Corporate Responsibility