Sustainable Systems Management (SSM) is a 4-year major within the Department of Bioproducts & Biosystems Engineering at the University of Minnesota. Seniors in this major are required to take the SSM 4506W Capstone course, which is the culminating sustainability assessment experience before graduation. Students may specialize in four different tracks, including Building Science & Technology, Corporate Sustainability Systems, Energy Systems, or Sustainable Products Business Management.
The sustainable systems management major prepares students to enter the workforce with the knowledge and skills necessary to design, assess, implement, and manage systems to advance the goals of sustainability.
Building science and technology specialization
Explore opportunities that can enhance the performance of houses and building systems
Corporate sustainability systems specialization
Advance the goals of sustainability within a business, industrial, corporate, and non-profit organization context
Energy systems specialization
Focus on the advancement of sustainable energy systems, solutions, and their applications
Sustainable products business management specialization
Apply sales, marketing, and business management to advance the goals of products and technologies and bring them closer to consumers