Sustainable Management and Policy

About the Major

This major focuses on the development and implementation of policies that help communities meet the needs of the present without compromising the future. You will become prepared to lead and manage sustainability efforts in government, nonprofits, and businesses. You will learn to identify problems, address sustainability issues, and bring real change to communities and companies.

Skills and abilities this major develops include: strategic planning, critical thinking, leadership, and research.

Quick Facts

Sample Coursework

  • Sustainable management
  • Natural resources and environmental policy
  • Environmental justice
  • Renewable energy technologies
  • Sustainable lifecycles
  • Leadership and ethics


Possible Careers

  • Environmental attorney*
  • Green entrepreneur
  • Community outreach marketer
  • Sustainability coordinator
  • Urban planner
  • Nonprofit manager

*This career requires further education/training.

Where could I work?

  • Keep Indianapolis Beautiful
  • August Mack
  • Keter Environmental
  • Government agencies
  • Profit and nonprofit businesses

Enterprise, Policy, and Planning Cluster

This major is part of the Enterprise, Policy, and Planning (EPP) cluster. The EPP cluster is the academic home of University College students pursuing or interested in business, economics, labor studies, organizational leadership, public and environmental affairs, sport management, and tourism conventions, and event management.

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