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Corporate Sustainability and Social Impact MBA Degree Concentration

For professionals who are focused on the future looking to work where profit and purpose intersect, an MBA with a concentration in Corporate Sustainability and Social Impact (CSSI) may be ideal.

Focused on providing students with the knowledge and skills to develop strategies with real impact as organizations focus increasingly on the financial, social and environmental issues investors, regulators, communities and employees are committed to. The CSSI concentration will develop skills ESG-focused organizations prioritize: minimizing risk, increasing resilience, enhancing competitiveness, unlocking new opportunities and enhancing their standing with investors.

A few of the skills this concentration allows you to develop include:

  • Leading diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Understanding legal implications
  • Corporate governance
  • Financial implications of social issues
  • How sustainability and value creation intersect
  • Brand and reputation management
  • Ethics

The MBA concentration in corporate sustainability and social impact is offered in person or online.

LeBow Alum Walker Allen

I’m a generalist, and so while I’m not doing balanced scorecards every day, practicing that in class taught me to think about financial reporting as a management function.

Executive Director, CCS Business Operations


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Joe Dipre Headshot

I knew that this experience, and the network that came with it, would lead me to a more prosperous career.

Financial Operating Analyst

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Christopher Stroup

The Lawrie program provided the challenge I’d been seeking and helped me push into a new area.

Financial Advisor

Abacus Wealth Partners

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Alexander Nwobi Opaluwa Headshot

Every week, there’s always a new idea. There’s just so much to learn.

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Japkeerat Bindra

You get to understand how what you learn in class is applied in the real world.

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MBA in Corporate Sustainability and Social Impact Career Options

An MBA with a concentration in CSSI allows students to pursue a management career in a variety of national and global industries as well as sustainability-focused organizations. An example of these positions include:

  • Environmental Consultant
  • Sustainability Manager
  • Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Analyst
  • Senior Sustainability Specialist
  • Data Center Sustainability Manager
  • Manager, Corporate Sustainability & Climate Change
  • Director, Enterprise Sustainability ESG Reporting

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How Long Does It Take to Get an MBA?

Part-Time MBA Program

Complete in 24 to 36 months

Full-Time MBA Program

Complete in 12, 15 or 18 months

MBA Corporate Sustainability and Social Impact Curriculum

Requirements and Coursework

Choose three courses (nine credits) from these concentration-specific courses.

Course Title Credits
BLAW 620 Employment Law 3
FIN 610 Corporate Governance 3
FIN 615  Environmental and Social Issues in Finance 3
INDS T680 Special Topics 3
MGMT 670 Business Ethics 3
MGMT 676 Sustainability and Value Creation 3
MKTG 654  Corporate Brand & Reputation Management 3
ORGB T680  Leading Diversity & Inclusion 3
POM 642 Sustainable Supply Chain Management and Logistics 3
SMT 606  Social Issues in Sport 3

View the full MBA degree requirements in the Drexel Catalog

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To learn more about Drexel LeBow’s MBA program, prospective students are encouraged to attend an information session or request additional information.

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