The Minor in Globally Responsible Business Practices is a cross-disciplinary minor housed in the School of Business that focuses on business as an actor and partner in addressing the world’s grand challenges. Students from across the university will develop knowledge and skills to diagnose problems and design business solutions for some of the world’s biggest challenges.

Drawing from courses in the business school and around the university, this multidisciplinary minor will offer a transformative learning experience for tomorrow’s global leaders by integrating expertise from numerous disciplines and incorporating experiential learning opportunities into classes. Students who complete this minor will be prepared for careers in public or private organizations that are increasingly focused on developing, assessing, and reporting their positive impact on the world.


At least eight credits must be unique to the minor and not applied toward any other major, minor, or concentration. Students must achieve a grade of C or better in each course that is applied toward the minor.

For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.

Banner Code: GRBP

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 15

Required Courses

BUS 295Business Models For Sustainability3
BUS 325Creating Value for Business Stakeholders3
Total Credits6


Three electives (9 credits) from a set of electives from multiple divisions. Students may choose depth by taking all elective courses within a single track (People, Planet, or Prosperity) or may choose breadth by selecting courses from different tracks.

FNAN 444Sustainable and ESG Investments 3
MGMT 454Social Impact and Entrepreneurship3
MGMT 461Cross Cultural and Global Management3
MKTG 455Ethnic and Multicultural Marketing3
MKTG 481RS: Marketing in the Nonprofit Sector3
OSCM 430Design Thinking for Innovative Operations3
OSCM 440Public Sector Operations3
ECON 335Environmental Economics3
EVPP 423Beekeeping and Sustainability 3
EVPP 475Global Biodiversity Governance3
EVPP 480Sustainability in Action (Mason Core)4
GOVT 361Introduction to Environmental Policy3
INTS 370Sustainable Food Systems6
PHIL 343Topics in Environmental Philosophy (Mason Core)3
CONF 329Community Engagement and Collaborative Problem Solving3
CONF 394Human Rights and Inequality3
EVPP 436Politics of Climate Change Governance3
INTS 334Environmental Justice (Mason Core)4
INTS 362Social Justice and Human Rights (Mason Core)3
INTS 435Leadership in a Changing Environment4
MGMT 412Diversity in Organizations3
MGMT 431The Legal Environment for Employee and Labor Relations3
MGMT 461Cross Cultural and Global Management3
PSYC 427Community Engagement for Social Change (Mason Core)3
SOCI 307Social Movements and Political Protest3
SOCI 308Race and Ethnicity in a Changing World (Mason Core)3
SOCI 320Globalization and Social Change (Mason Core)3
SOCI 355Social Inequality (Mason Core)3