Sustainability Management Master’s Degree Curriculum Overview
The sustainability management MS degree offers holistic, transdisciplinary training by experienced instructors from academia and the industry. Our low faculty-student ratio and small class size allow us to provide personal attention to all students, while our strong industry connections allow for real-world project experience with industry experts. The sustainability management master’s program also offers courses that prepare students to take qualifying exams for PMP and ISSP-SA certifications..
By the end of this program, students will be able to:
- Lead large-scale sustainability initiatives in a variety of sectors for tangible, positive impacts
- Translate science and technology into actionable information for decision-makers
- Promote sustainability at a higher level through policy, regulation and global engagement
- Align sustainability strategies with business models to increase profit
- Contribute to environmental justice by helping organizations uphold a culture of sustainability
- Implement sustainability and green design into urban planning
Below are some of the typical courses available in this program.
- SM 510/EN 510: Perspectives in Environmental Management (Environment focus)
- SM 530: Sustainable Business Strategies (Business/Management focus)
- SM 515: Statistical Methods in Sustainability (Methods/Tools focus)
- SM 690/EN 692: Project in Sustainability Management (Research/Professional Development focus)
- SM 501/EN 501: Seminar in Sustainability Management (1-credit course repeated for 3 semesters; Research/Professional Development focus)
Elective Courses Include:
- SM 520/EN 517: Environmental Assessment (Methods/Tools focus)
- SM 531/EN 531: Sustainable Development (Society/Policy focus)
- SM 535: Innovation in Sustainable Business (Business/Enterprise focus)
- SM 587/EN 587: Environmental Law and Management (Environment/Society/Policy focus)
- EN 586: Hazardous Waste Treatment and Management (Environment focus)
- MGT 609: Project Management Fundamentals (Management/Professional Development focus)
Thesis in Sustainability Management (SM 900) can replace up to 6 credit hours of elective courses. A minimum of 3 courses must be taken from the above list of elective courses. The remaining 2 elective courses are free electives that students will choose in consultation with the Program Director, Dr. Sarkar.