MBA - Sustainable Commerce

Become the sustainability expert of your organization

In today’s global and complex economy, businesses need to focus their efforts on more than just the financial bottom line. The MBA in Sustainable Commerce emphasizes responsible social and environmental business practices as well as traditional financial drivers for growth and sustainability.
This approach allows you to develop your skills as a leader in sustainable commerce. Let us show you how to build triple-bottom-line focused strategies to help your organization thrive.

The University of Guelph is known across Canada for its commitment to sustainability and developing leaders with a social conscience. With our MBA specialization in Sustainable Commerce you will explore what social and environmental sustainability means within an organizational context. You’ll become a leader within your industry that inspires positive change, and supports the growing demand for socially responsible businesses. This MBA specialization draws participants from a variety of different industries, including finance, hi-tech and agribusiness.

As a student in the Sustainable Commerce specialization, you will:

  • Develop an advanced understanding of how sustainability can be integrated into an organization 
  • Enhance your leadership and management abilities by learning from faculty who have developed game-changing research on sustainability and corporate social responsibility
  • Elevate your career potential by specializing in a business segment with a growing demand

Dan Sparrow

“The sustainable commerce focus provided the differentiation against general or leadership MBA programs. While profitability is still the primary goal, large corporations recognize that stakeholders expect businesses to have a social conscience as well.”  

Dan Sparrow, MBA, VP Esko

Sample Courses

Guelph's MBA program is a mix of core management and leadership courses with specialized, industry specific courses.