Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business

Sustainability Management Minor

Quinlan and non-Quinlan students who wish to learn more about sustainability in business and industry may pursue the sustainable business minor.

The minor in sustainability management provides foundational knowledge of the applications of sustainability in management, marketing, and economics. Students will:

  • Learn the social, environmental, and economic impacts of current business systems and consumer society
  • Explore alternatives to the current system
  • Gain an understanding of the scientific, moral, and business case for sustainability
  • Learn standards and metrics for gauging sustainability impacts

The sustainability management minor requires 21 hours. The requirements for the minor are:


  • ENVS 283. Environmental Sustainability – Tier 2 science course
  • ECON 201. Principles of Microeconomics – Quinlan Business Core requirement and Tier 2 Societal Knowledge course
  • MARK 201. Fundamentals of Marketing - Quinlan Business Core requirement
  • MGMT 201. Managing People and Organizations - Quinlan Business Core requirement

Required (3 advanced courses)

  • ENVS 363. Sustainable Business Management
  • ECON 328. Environmental Economics
  • MARK 320. Marketing for Environmental Sustainability

Important Details

At the discretion of the Quinlan School of Business assistant dean, a maximum of one transfer course taken prior to matriculating at Loyola University Chicago may be allowed. A 2.0 average GPA is required for all attempted business courses.

Quinlan students are limited to double dipping once (that is, counting one course twice) between any major or minor combination, regardless of what program the major or minor is taken in. Non-Quinlan students are limited to double dipping twice (that is, counting two courses twice) between business school minors and/or their respective majors.