Business, Energy, Environment, and Sustainability, BS

The Undergraduate Concentration in Business, Energy, Environment, & Sustainability is designed to provide in-depth foundations for those interested in the complex relationships between business and the natural environment, management of environmental risks, and the business and economics of energy. As global energy markets grow and change rapidly and environmental challenges rise, there is a strong need for a new generation of expert business leaders who understand the rapidly evolving trends in business models, technology, regulation, and financing. Students choosing this concentration are therefore ideally suited for the ever-expanding set of careers in energy companies, clean-tech investing, energy banking, consulting, the non-profit world, and the government. Students will gain insight into these challenges through an inter-disciplinary approach. This concentration, which is housed in the Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department, includes relevant course offerings by departments including Business Economics and Public Policy, Finance, Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Management, Marketing, and Operations Information and Decisions. Up to one credit unit of coursework on business, energy, and the environment can be credited toward this concentration from the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, or the School of Design, among other programs, as specified below.  Because this concentration is housed in the Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department, courses offered by Legal Studies and Business Ethics cannot be used toward the Business Breadth requirement. 

Business, Energy, Environment, and Sustainability Concentration

Select four of the following courses4
Environmental & Energy Economics and Policy
Impact Investing
Environmental Management: Law & Policy
The Political Environment of the Multinational Firm
Marketing for Social Impact
Risk Analysis and Environmental Management
Thinking with Models: Business Analytics for Energy and Sustainability
The Undergraduate Concentration in Business, Energy. Environment, & Business requires four course units. At least three course units must be from the list of Wharton courses above. Up to one course unit may be from the following list of pre-approved non-Wharton courses (with prior approval of the Director of the Concentration)
Carbon Capture
Climate Policy and Technology
Electricity and Systems Markets
Renewable Energy and Its Impacts: Technology, Environment, Economics, Sustainability.
The Future of Water
Life Cycle Assessment
Energy Engineering in Power Plants and Transportation Systems
Energy Law & Climate Change
If a student believes that a course is missing from this list, they may petition the Director of the Concentration to add the course to the list prior to the start of the semester in which the course will be taken, or at the latest, within the first two weeks of the semester. Requests after a course has been completed will not be granted. The request should include a copy of the syllabus for the course and a brief statement as to why the course should be added. Courses that are likely to be approved are non-Wharton courses in which the primary focus is on topics relating to energy, environment, and sustainability, such as those listed here:
Other Wharton Requirements33
Total Course Units37

Other Wharton Requirements

First-Year Foundations
ECON 010Introduction to Economics for Business 11
MATH 104Calculus, Part I1
or MATH 110 Calculus for Wharton Students
Critical Writing Seminar1
Business Breadth (non-concentration courses)3
Leadership Journey
WH 101Business and You0.5
WH 201Business Communication for Impact0.5
MGMT 301Teamwork and Interpersonal Influence0.5
Capstone Course/Project0.5
ACCT 101Accounting and Financial Reporting1
ACCT 102Strategic Cost Analysis1
BEPP 250Managerial Economics1
FNCE 100Corporate Finance1
FNCE 101Monetary Economics and the Global Economy1
LGST 100Ethics and Social Responsibility1
or LGST 101 Law and Social Values
MGMT 101Introduction To Management1
MKTG 101Introduction to Marketing1
OIDD 101An Introduction to Operations, Information and Decisions1
STAT 101Introductory Business Statistics1
STAT 102Introductory Business Statistics1
Global Economy, Business & Society
One course unit required1
Technology, Innovation & Analytics
One course unit required1
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Second semester-level foreign language
General Education Distribution
Select 6 courses with at least 1 course unit in each of the following categories:6
Natural Science, Math & Engineering
Social Science
Cross-Cultural Perspectives
Select 3 courses 23
Unrestricted Electives
Select five courses5
Total Course Units33

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2021 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.