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Earn Your MBA in Sustainability Degree Online from the University of Saint Francis

Now’s the time to capitalize on the growing number of companies implementing green initiatives. In just 12 months, you can earn a unique, values-based degree that prepares you to use ethical leadership to champion sustainable solutions.

Plus, an MBA from the University of Saint Francis puts a premium on quality and affordability. For less than $20,000, you can earn an MBA that produces graduates who rank among the Top 5% in the Nationwide Peregrine Test.

Founded in 1890, the University of Saint Francis has always been guided by Franciscan values. We believe our MBA in Sustainability graduates can have a profound impact as they respect creation, serve society, and foster workplace peace and justice.

We’ve structured the MBA in Sustainability program to help you balance life and school obligations. USF’s online Virtual Campus has up to six start dates during the year, and courses are offered in short eight-week sessions.

Graduates of the MBA in Sustainability program are prepared to:

  • Make values-based decisions to apply sustainable strategies
  • Lead green initiatives with confidence, having tackled real-world challenges
  • Become an advocate for green enterprise at the team and company level
  • Synthesize environmental health concepts for corporate application

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Why Choose USF for Your Online MBA in Sustainability?

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Institutionally Accredited

HLC-NCA Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

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Complete in One Year

12 months when attending full-time (2 classes at a time)

24 months as a part-time student (1 class at a time)

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Values-Based Curriculum

Coursework is ethics- and environment-driven, promotes green enterprise, and encourages an eco-friendly approach to business.

$525 per credit

(2018–2019 academic year)

Save time—and money—through transfer credits and financial aid.

Find out what you're eligible for.
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Potential Careers

  • Architectural and engineering manager
  • Construction manager
  • Agricultural manager
  • Industrial production manager
  • Natural sciences manager

National Median Salary

Management Occupations

$102,590

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Projected New Jobs

Management Occupations

807,300

Projected growth from 2016–2026
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018


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Meet Your Program Director

Dr. Cliff Buttram

With 20 years’ experience as a military police officer and more than a dozen years in post-secondary educational leadership, Dr. Cliff Buttram brings decisive leadership and mission-oriented organization to his position as MBA program chair. Students appreciate his ability to deliver powerful advice in diverse situational challenges, as well as his skill in strengthening their commitment and will to succeed.

Dr. Buttram has a doctorate in business administration from University of Phoenix and an MBA from Baker College, among other degrees and certificates.


MBA in Sustainability Program at a Glance

Core Courses

In the 36-credit curriculum, you’ll take the following courses:

  • Applied Statistics for Environmental Studies
  • Business Policy and Strategy (Capstone)
  • Environmental Epidemiology
  • Environmental Law
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Managerial Economics
  • Marketing Management
  • Occupational Health
  • Operations Management
  • Safety Compliance

Support Services at the University of Saint Francis Help Online Students Like You

Dedicated Success Coach

Each online student at the University of Saint Francis is assigned an experienced success coach. Your coach can assist you with resources to complete class projects, help you get in touch with instructors and staff, and connect you with career services.

SmarThinking Tutoring Service

Need a little extra help? SmarThinking is accessible online and offers video tutorials 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Live tutoring or writing sessions are available for any degree program every Sunday through Thursday.

USF Mentoring Program

Find and connect with a USF alumni and receive one-on-one mentoring in your career or program. Create your profile, get matched, schedule meeting times, and attend training workshops. The program is free and completely online.

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“My instructors have made sure that students fully understand the requirements for each class and what it will take to be successful in their classes. They have been very detail-oriented in the syllabus and this will help managing time more wisely, especially for online students.”

—Rigoberto Mariscal, USF MBA in Sustainability Student

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