2019-2020 Catalogue

Minor in Sustainable Investing

This minor is intended to educate creative, ethical, and socially responsible investment professionals who can make greater connections between science of sustainability and the world of investing. Students will be able well-versed in major environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues the society is facing.

Course Title Credits
Required courses for the minor:
FI 316Sustainable, Responsible, and Impact (SRI) Investing3
EC 346Environmental Economics3
FI 315Equity Research3
or FI 312 Quantitative Portfolio Management
Students choose one of the following NASE electives to complete the minor:3
Science of Sustainability
Global Climate Change
Science of Environmental Policy
Energy Alternatives

Policies Related to Minors

  • Some major/minor combinations are prohibited. See the major/minor exclusions list for more information.
  • Courses taken to fulfill a minor can be applied as business-related electives, arts and sciences electives, unrestricted electives, the humanities/social science elective or the mathematics/natural sciences elective.
  • The electives guide defines all classes as either arts and sciences or business. Students are strongly encouraged to maintain an awareness of where courses taken for a minor apply to their degree requirements.
  • Courses fulfilling General Education requirements (except the humanities/social science elective and the math/natural science elective) may not be applied to a minor.
  • Courses used to fulfill the modern language requirement for BA students cannot be applied to a minor.
  • Courses fulfilling Business Core requirements may not be applied to a minor (except for the Business Studies Minor).  
  • A course taken under the Pass/Fail/D policy may be applied to the minor.
  • Major courses (including courses applied to the Liberal Studies Major or Business Studies Major) may not be applied to a minor.
  • Students may apply only one course not taken at Bentley (from sources such as transfer, IB, AP, course away, non-Bentley study abroad program, etc.) to the minor.
  • Students may only complete a maximum of two minors.
  • Students must achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in the minor.