Online Executive Master of Sustainability Leadership
Are you passionate about carrying out new sustainability practices in your organization? The sustainability leadership executive master’s degree will help you move these initiatives forward in the face of obstacles. You'll explore sustainability strategy, communication and leadership from a global perspective. Your knowledge of sustainable practices will be ready for direct and immediate use.
Next start date: 08/18/2022
Total classes: 10
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 30
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What will I learn in an Executive Master of Sustainability Leadership degree?
The demand for sustainability initiatives in the workplace is growing fast. Yet, many working professionals may not be ready to meet this demand. If you want to further develop your skills, the Executive Master of Sustainability Leadership may suit you. You'll work on practical case studies from your workplace to overcome sustainability challenges. Program coursework covers sustainability communication, leadership and strategy from a global perspective. You'll learn how to use sustainability practices to enhance societal and environmental systems. This knowledge can help you embed sustainability throughout your career and organization. You'll also be encouraged to take leadership-focused electives. These will hone your ability to be an effective leader and move initiatives forward.
Our faculty have years of direct experience in sustainability science, business and governance. They have developed powerful and integrated course content for the program. The curriculum was created by academic and industry leaders to give you practical tools for immediate use. As a student, you'll also get individual mentorship and access to networks of sustainability leaders.
You'll join a diverse cohort of professionals with at least five years of experience. This enables you to gain perspective outside your routine sphere of influence.
Interact with executive-level sustainability managers and strategists
In this executive sustainability leadership degree, you’ll take an immersive course. The three-credit course takes place during a week-long stay in Washington, D.C. The immersive course will take place around spring break in March. You’ll interact with executive-level sustainability leaders and strategists. They'll give you firsthand knowledge about addressing sustainability challenges and solutions. You’ll engage in site visits with various entities. These might include corporations, government agencies, nonprofit organizations and the private sector. You’ll also interact with other members of your student cohort. This experience gives you the chance to brainstorm sustainability solutions and gain consultancy experience.
Does my sustainability leadership degree say 'online'?
No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.
Sustainability leadership courses for executives
The courses in this executive master’s degree give executives a comprehensive understanding of sustainability. You’ll explore approaches for achieving sustainability initiatives. You’ll also learn how leaders must weigh social and environmental issues in corporate decision-making.
Pathways to Sustainability
Leading Sustainability Transitions
Mastering the Global Sustainability Context
Strategic Sustainability and Leadership
Sustainability Storytelling and Communications
Essentials for Transformative Leadership in Sustainability
Immersive Experience in Sustainability
Where can I use my executive education in sustainability leadership?
The career options for graduates with a master’s degree in sustainability leadership are diverse. They can apply their solutions-based knowledge to their current careers. Or they can seek new opportunities for sustainable development in a range of industries. Career examples include but are not limited to:
Apply to the executive sustainability leadership program
Applicants must fulfill the requirements of the Graduate College and the School of Sustainability. Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree, in any field, from a regionally accredited institution. They should also have a minimum of five years of professional or organizational experience or the equivalent. The program will accept applications until August 1.
Study at the nation’s first School of Sustainability
ASU is a global university recognized for its commitment to innovation, research and high-quality academic programs. Our university has been recognized with peer-reviewed honors from U.S. News & World Report. We’ve also received accolades from other prestigious organizations, showcasing our commitment to excellence across all disciplines.
in innovation for 7 consecutive years, ahead of Stanford and MIT.
university in the U.S. in pursuit of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
“Cool Schools” for sustainability by Sierra Club for campus sustainability.
Best Global Universities.