Western's Business and Sustainability program combines business practices with the principles of sustainability — it is housed in the Department of Management and offered jointly with the Huxley College of the Environment. The program combines three areas of study that give graduates the knowledge and skills to operate in a changing economic and social environment. Students gain:
- A fundamental knowledge of economics, giving them the skills to apply economic analysis to problems in sustainable business faced by modern organizations.
- A fundamental knowledge of environmental science and policy, giving them the ability to understand the social and political climate as well as the scientific issues involved in sustainable business.
- An extensive knowledge of business and management in the context of business sustainability, giving them the basic skills needed to succeed in organizations.
The State of Washington is a leader in responding to environmental issues and Western’s degree in Business and Sustainability is an action component of the state's initiatives.
Western’s Management Department is part of the College of Business and Economics.