UC Irvine Extension Business Administration Certificate Program Offers New Sustainable Business Management Track

Dec 21, 2015, 11:35 ET from UC Irvine Extension

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Modeled after a traditional M.B. A. program, the Business Administration Certificate Program at the University of California, Irvine Extension provides a solid foundation in basic business management. Available starting winter quarter 2016, program participants have the option of taking electives in either the traditional Business Administration program or they may elect to choose courses in the Sustainable Business Management Track. This track focuses on student knowledge in areas specific to success as a manager in public or private sector organizations concerned with the parallel imperatives of sustainability and profitability.

"In today's business environment, having the added knowledge of business-centered sustainability initiatives can help improve job performance and increase career opportunities," said Angela Jeantet, director of education and business programs at UC Irvine Extension. "Participants will gain in-depth knowledge from industry professionals who are leaders in the sustainability field."

The Sustainable Business Management Track is designed to provide participants with knowledge on how to design and deploy sustainability-specific plans in multiple and varied work environments and to develop strategies on how to implement new sustainable improvement initiatives. In addition, course curriculum also provides familiarity on how to evaluate and report on an organizations' performance, impact, and outcome of activities in the sustainability arena. The track would benefit project or process managers, policy makers, sustainability officers, change leaders, entrepreneurial professionals, public sector leaders, individuals seeking to enter the sustainability field, and students who have previously completed the Business Administration Certificate Program.

Sustainable Business Management Track courses include:

  • Intro to Corporate Social Responsibility (Online – Jan. 11 to Feb. 28) – Understanding the influence of environmental, financial, legal, social, and climate events that change sustainability into business decision-making. This course will establish the principles and practices imperative for business and financial sense.
  • Sustainability Planning, Measurement & Reporting (Online - TBD) – Foundation of typical drivers and stakeholders associated with sustainability. An overview of common protocols and management systems, as well as establishing goals and measuring performance quantitatively and qualitatively.
  • Making the Business Case for Sustainability (Online – Jan. 11 to Feb. 28) – Explanation of how sustainability in business is an imperative and an opportunity. Real-world application of trends and formulation of a business case while analyzing benefits and challenges prepares students for success.

Registration for winter courses is now available. To learn more about the complete curriculum or to register, visit http://unex.uci.edu/areas/business_mgmt/mgmt_supervisory_skills/business_admin/?utm_source=Press%20Release&utm_medium=Business%20Administration%20PR&utm_campaign=Business%20Administration 
or call (949) 824-5592.

About UC Irvine Extension: University of California, Irvine Extension is the continuing education arm of UC Irvine, serving adult students online, at the UC Irvine campus, and at employer sites nationally and worldwide. Since 1962, UC Irvine Extension has offered open enrollment learning opportunities to the Orange County community, providing open access to the resources of the university, through Certificate and Specialized Studies programs (found here) and free, open educational resources (http://ocw.uci.edu/). Connect with UC Irvine Extension on the institution's social media channels

About the University of California, Irvine: Founded in 1965, UCI is the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The campus has produced three Nobel laureates and is known for its academic achievement, premier research, innovation and anteater mascot. Led by Chancellor Howard Gillman, UCI has more than 28,000 students and offers 192 degree programs. Located in one of the world's safest and most economically vibrant communities, it's Orange County's second-largest employer, contributing $4.8 billion annually to the local economy.

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