2021-2022 Humboldt State University Catalog 
    May 18, 2024  
2021-2022 Humboldt State University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, M.B.A.

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Sustainability is the most important issue of the 21st century. Businesses today are looking for ways to minimize their social and environmental impact while remaining economically viable. As a result, they are looking to hire a new type of MBA graduate - one with the skills and desire to promote economic environmental and social responsibility within their organization. The program focuses on the long-term strategic elements of sustainability. 

Our MBA is designed for students from all undergraduate majors. For students with an undergraduate major in the natural, environmental, or social sciences, adding functional business skills to their existing degree can help boost career success. The graduate program can be completed in one year for full time students. Our MBA program builds on that tradition by challenging our students to grow into innovative and responsible business leaders. Qualified students admitted to the program may receive a scholarship and qualified students may receive a paid internship.

Current MBA admission requirements are available on the School of Business: Master of Business Administration website.

Program Pre-requisite Courses

Applicants must complete all prerequisites (or equivalent) before enrolling in MBA courses.

BA 250 ECON 210 ,  BA 360  and STAT 108  

Requirements for the Degree (32 units)

For a description of degree requirements to be fulfilled in addition to those listed below, see “Master’s Degree Requirements ”.

Graduate students must maintain a 3.00 minimum GPA. No grade less than a B- will count for progress toward the degree.

Required Courses

Complete all the following courses.


*Master’s Capstone Project (MBA 692 ) available upon approval of the MBA program coordinator and faculty advisor at the beginning of the program.

Business Administration, M.B.A. Program Learning Outcomes

Students completing this program will have demonstrated the ability to:

  • integrate core business functions with sustainability concepts and frameworks
  • apply and evaluate a variety of empirical methods to analyze/test strategic sustainability business issues 
  • think critically and engage in ethical reasoning  
  • communicate complex business and sustainability concepts clearly and persuasively in writing, presentation, and teamwork

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