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Sustainable Business Management Focus Area:
Adventure Ecotourism

Bachelor of Science

Next start date is October 9th. Applying is easy and free!

Turn your love of adventure

into a career!

Do you love the time you spend outside hiking, kayaking, skiing, fishing, snorkeling, and traveling? Does zooming through a tropical forest on a zipline feel like heaven to you? Do you want to share your passion for natural spaces with the rest of the world? A career in adventure ecotourism may just be that dream job.

Make a career out of what you already love! The adventure tourism market is projected to grow by almost 30% in the next decade to become a 4.6 billion dollar industry. As ecotourism becomes more popular, its impact on natural resources and the people who depend on them also increases. The industry needs adventure entrepreneurs to create safe, memorable, and fun moments for travelers that are also environmentally and socially sustainable.

Program Overview

Unity Environmental University’s B.S. in Sustainable Business Management: Adventure Ecotourism will prepare students to be innovative sustainability business leaders in the growing adventure tourism and outdoor recreation industry. This program will provide practical expertise and professional skills to students interested in a profession that creates and manages outdoor adventures and ecological enterprises. 

Program Features

+ One-on-one academic and professional advising as our world-class faculty and trained staff strive to make your professional and academic goals a reality. 

+ Unity Environmental University is an accredited institution by New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). 

+ Experiential Online. Experiential programs are delivered 100% online with fieldwork designed with the working professional in mind. 

+ Study when and where you want and finish your degree while still working full-time. 

+ Make professional connections with leaders in your field. 

+ Get job placement assistance. Browse our online job board and use free tools through our career services

+ Multiple start dates. Begin your program on your time. Choose from eight year-round start dates.

+ Transfer friendly! Our staff will work closely with you to determine how coursework completed at other accredited institutions satisfies the requirements of your Unity Environmental University degree. We may accept up to 90 credits.*

* Bachelor’s degree requirements include completion of specific courses and a minimum of 30 credits of 300- or 400-level course work. 

Experiential and Immersive Coursework

Minimal Impact Ecotourism for a Sustainable World

Students learn the wide range of possibilities in the tourism industry and how to apply best practices for minimal impact on our world. They learn how to enjoy the earth and share that love of adventure with others while respecting the environment.

Ecoadventure Risk Management and Legal Liability

In this course, students will gain an understanding of the legal liabilities associated with running an eco-adventure tourism business and apply ethical decision-making to business planning and practice. Students will develop strategies to mitigate circumstances that may pose a risk to the public and/or environment and write a risk management plan for a proposed eco-adventure tourism business.

Understanding the Sustainable Business Landscape

This course introduces students to business with a focus on an organization’s environmental and social impact. Students will learn about the basics in corporate social responsibility, supply-chain management, finance, and non-financial reporting and accounting.

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Small Class Sizes

Small Class Sizes

At Unity Environmental University, we believe our students are not just a number. The value of small class size intimacy is just as important to us in our distance education program as it is in traditional classroom settings. We give the benefit of creating tight-knit communities where networking can flourish. By keeping our class sizes small, our faculty can dedicate their time to providing all one-on-one guidance when needed by a student.

Degree Requirements and Courses

The SBM Adventure Ecotourism degree requires 120 credits, including 30 that must be completed at the 300 level or above. You may transfer in up to 90 credits from outside accredited institutions. For more details, browse our Sustainable Business Management degree checklist. View our full course catalog for a better look into your program, then apply online for free to get started.

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Last Updated on September 15, 2023