Online Master of Sustainability Leadership
Are you ready to drive high-impact sustainability results for your company or organization? The Master of Sustainability Leadership prepares you to advance social and environmental responsibility. In this sustainability leadership program, you'll gain organizational leadership skills with a focus on sustainability strategy and communication. These skills are in high demand as workplace sustainability initiatives continue to grow.
Next start date: 01/09/2023
Total classes: 10
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 30
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What is a master’s in sustainability leadership?
A sustainable future requires leaders who can find ways to benefit companies, societies and the environment. In the master’s in sustainability, you’ll acquire the unique skills needed to drive this kind of transformational change. Courses are taught by faculty with direct experience in sustainability science, business, governance and working with mission-driven organizations, offering a perspective available nowhere else. Upon graduating from this sustainable leadership program, you’ll be prepared to lead and integrate sustainability initiatives into new and existing enterprises.
What will I learn in this sustainable leadership program?
In the master’s in sustainability, you'll learn to lead organizational change with social and environmental responsibility top of mind. You’ll also analyze sustainable leadership, communication and strategy from a global perspective. Additionally, through your required coursework, you’ll become skilled in:
- Applying solution-based knowledge and tools for institutional development and change for sustainability.
- Building and communicating cases for sustainability, including opportunities and challenges.
- Leading institutional change and development toward sustainability.
As part of this sustainable leadership program, you’ll also have the opportunity to choose electives related to your specific interests. Elective topics range from green energy and urban planning to law, military and more. You can work with the School of Sustainability to build a focus area best suited to your career or future plans.
Am I a candidate to earn a master’s in sustainability leadership?
The sustainable leadership program is ideal for students with at least three years of professional experience and any number of academic credentials. While most potential students won’t have a background in sustainability, they should have an interest in increasing their knowledge of sustainability practices to advance their careers.
Does my master's in sustainability leadership 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.
Sustainable leadership graduate courses
In your core courses, you’ll gain an understanding of sustainable leadership, acquire tools and best practices to promote change and apply your skills to real-world problems. You may also take electives that pique your interests and complement sustainability. Core courses include:
Essentials for Transformative Leadership in Sustainability
Leading Sustainability Transitions
Mastering the Global Sustainability Context
Pathways to Sustainability
Strategic Sustainability and Leadership
Sustainability Storytelling and Communications
What can you do with a sustainable leadership degree?
The career options for graduates with a master’s in sustainability leadership are diverse. You can apply your solutions-based knowledge and tools for sustainable development across industries. Career examples include, but are not limited to:
Apply to earn your master’s in sustainability leadership
Applicants must fulfill the requirements for the Graduate College and the School of Sustainability.
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.
university in the U.S. in pursuit of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
“Cool Schools” for sustainability by Sierra Club for campus sustainability.
in innovation for 8 consecutive years, ahead of Stanford and MIT.
best global universities.