Sustainable Products Business Management

Business management to advance sustainable products business and industry and the bioeconomy

Photo of shopping cartSustainable products, including bio-based products, are playing a greater role in our everyday lives and changing the way we produce and consumer energy and other products. The need for renewable, green, more sustainable products is expected to continue to grow in the 21st century.

Professionals involved in the marketing, management and commercialization of sustainable products combine their technical expertise with business savvy to bring a host of sustainable, renewable products closer to consumers. Sustainable products business management students stand out because of their background in sustainability, business management and analytical problem solving.  


Students in this program will apply for admission to the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences. They will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Systems Management with an emphasis in Sustainble Products and Business Management (which will appear on the official transcript).


4-Year Plan - Sustainable products business management students have a 4-Year Plan to follow, ensuring courses are taken in sequence.

Courses and Electives - Students are fortunate to take courses from internationally-recognized faculty.

Minors to Consider - Minors that complement sustainable products and business management would be management, marketing, sustainability studies, corporate environmental management, applied economics. Students should also consider the Technical Communication Certificate.


Students can find exciting career opportunities within the conventional bio-based industries including building materials and paper, and emerging industries including renewable energy, green materials and other industries.  Recent graduates are employed by a variety of industries.

Beyond the Classroom

Student Groups - Being engaged outside the classroom is beneficial for students. This department has several student groups, as does CFANS.

Research - There are several opportunities for students to gain experience in a research environment. Related research areas within BBE include:

Alumni Perspective

"The building products industry is looking for younger people right from college, so in my opinion, the future of this program is very promising."
-Andrew, Class of 2012

Current Students

Check out a page of resources just for you, including links to frequently-used University pages, forms you'll need to complete, and much more.

Contact Us

Questions or requests to meet with faculty or tour labs can be directed our SSM Major Coordinators, or fill out our online Contact Form.
SSM Major Coordinators: Professor Jason Hill, and Professor Omar Espinoza.