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SEER Certificate Courses


Earn a Certificate in Socially, Environmentally, and Ethically Responsible (SEER) Business Strategy

The Certificate in Socially, Environmentally, and Ethically Responsible (SEER) Business Practice allows students to complement their degree with courses and activities that will prepare them to understand the complexities of issues such as sustainability, corporate social responsibility, and ethics and how these tie into producing a superior product that generates financial growth. The SEER certificate has two components: (1) 8 units of course requirements and (2) service requirements and is available in all Graziadio programs.

Course Requirements

Required Course: STGY 645 Responsible Business Practice Capstone (2)

Elective Courses: Six units are selected from the following courses: 

  • BSCI 631 Leadership and Organizational Success (2)
  • BSCI 635 Leadership and Ethics (2)
  • DESC 636 Project Management (2)
  • DESC 637 Multiple Attribute Decision Analysis (2)
  • ECNM 649 Doing Business in Emerging Markets (2)
  • ENTR 624 Building a Business Model (4)
  • ENTR 625 Launching a New Venture (4)
  • ENTR 661 Entrepreneurship and the Generation of New Venture Ideas (2)
  • ENTR 662 The Feasibility of New Venture Ideas (2)
  • ISTM 663 Managing Cyber Security, Risk, and Privacy (2)
  • LEGL 625 Public Company Law and Ethics: From IPO to Going Private (2)
  • LEGL 630 Environmental Law and Business (2)
  • MKTG 677 Consumer Behavior (2)
  • OTMT 618 Designing and Managing International Organizations (2)
  • OTMT 632 Organizational Development and Human Resource Management (2)
  • OTMT 641 The Role of Business in Society (2)
  • OTMT 644 SEER Metrics: Defining and Communicating (2)
  • OTMT 643 Acquiring Wealth, Power, and Success, Morally and Ethically (2)
  • OTMT 671 Cross-Cultural Management (2)
  • OTMT 672 Organizational Dynamics and Managing Change (4)
  • PGBS 693 Global Business Intensive (1-4) (2 units required)
  • STGY 640 Social Entrepreneurship (2)

Students who complete: 1) the Entrepreneurship concentration (i.e., ENTR 661, ENTR 662, ENTR 624, ENTR 625), 2) a business plan (as the final deliverable for ENTR 625) that adequately addresses the four SEER macro-values (reviewed by the SEER Committee), and 3) all SEER service requirements (approved by the SEER Committee), will have satisfied the course and service requirements necessary to receive the SEER certificate. All Entrepreneurship courses are SEER certified and the final capstone course for the Entrepreneurship concentration (i.e., ENTR 625) substitutes for STGY 645 as the required course for the SEER certificate.

For complete MBA course descriptions, please see the Graziadio Business School academic catalog.