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B.S. in Sustainable Business Management Focus Area:
Sustainable Food and Farming

Bachelor of Science

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Turn your passion for locally-sourced foods

into a career that matters.

Are you a locavore? Do you visit the farmers market on weekends and wonder what it takes to make a living doing what you love, while promoting sustainability? Now’s the time to find out. Unity Environmental University is offering you the opportunity to learn how to take your passion for locally sourced food and turn it into a fulfilling career.

Program Overview

Students who choose Unity Environmental University’s B.S. in Sustainable Business Management with a focus on Sustainable Food and Farming will have opportunities to build the skills needed to become leaders in the organic and sustainable food production industry and to understand the importance of the responsible utilization of natural resources. The program helps learners build practical expertise and professional skills for managing farming operations, Farm to Table Enterprises, and other businesses in the sustainable food system sector.

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$78k

Median average salary for General Manager.

+9%

Projected 10-year growth rate for a General Manager.

$74k

Median average salary for a Operations Manager.


Source: Burning Glass Technologies. “Labor Insight™ Real-Time Labor Market Information Tool.” Updated March 11, 2020.


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Experiential and Immersive Coursework

Farm to Table

Students explore organic food production systems and learn how to grow food using ecologically informed methods. They also learn how to put these methods into practice from a business operating perspective. Students learn maintenance and safety practices for these systems.

Sustainable Agriculture for Small Farms

Viewing the farm as an ecosystem, learners will explore the relationships between soil and plant health. They will evaluate strategies for monitoring and maintaining soil health, capturing and using water efficiently, managing pests, and using season extension structures. The course culminates in the development of a farm management plan that incorporates sustainable practices to deliver the best outcomes.

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. All of which can be used for future internships and career opportunities.


Degree Requirements and Courses

The SBM with a focus on Sustainable Food and Farming 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 Sustainable 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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Program Features


High Value Education: Nationally recognized for the quality of our programs delivered at an affordable price.

Social Mobility: Unity ranks in the top 15% of colleges in the U.S. for fostering upward mobility.

Sustainability Core: All programs are committed to sustainable practices, preparing you for a future of environmental awareness in all fields.

Flexible Learning: Balance work and education effortlessly by choosing when and where you want to study.

Flexible Start Dates: 8 start dates per year allows you to control your schedule

Personalized Guidance: Benefit from individualized academic and professional advising, where we are dedicated to turning your career and academic aspirations into tangible achievements.

Transfer-Friendly: Shorten your academic timeline, since we accept up to 90 credits to value your prior academic achievements.


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