Online Master of Sustainability Leadership
Are you ready to drive high-impact sustainability results for your company or organization? The sustainability leadership program will prepare you to advance social and environmental responsibility. 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: 08/18/2022
Total classes: 10
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 30
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Why should I earn a master's in sustainability degree?
Do you want to become a more effective sustainability leader? If so, the Master of Sustainability Leadership may be right for you. You’ll receive formal training and graduate education in sustainability practices from leading faculty. You'll learn to lead organizational change with social and environmental responsibility top of mind. Program coursework covers sustainability communication, leadership and strategy from a global perspective. These skills can help you make an immediate difference in your company, community or career.
The master’s in sustainability program features a powerful curriculum. Faculty and instructors have direct experience in sustainability science, business and governance. They’ve also worked with mission-driven organizations to devise sustainable initiatives. So, you'll have access to unique perspectives in sustainability available nowhere else. The program also allows students to include electives related to their 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.
What is a master’s in sustainability?
A master’s degree in sustainability trains students to lead and integrate sustainability initiatives into new and existing enterprises. A sustainable future requires leaders who can find ways to benefit companies, societies and the environment. Sustainability leaders need unique skills to drive this kind of transformational change.
Sustainability is a new field of study. Professionals interested in this emerging field may have migrated into their sustainability roles. They may have extensive experience in other fields but lack education and training in sustainability. As these professionals want to move forward in their careers, a formal background in sustainability practices is key.
Does my master's in sustainability leadership say 'online'?
Sustainability graduate courses
You’ll take a range of sustainability and leadership courses in the program. You’ll gain an understanding of sustainability and 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.
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
Capstone Applied Project
What can you do with a master’s degree 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 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.
Applicants are eligible to apply if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree from a regionally accredited institution. They should have at least three years of professional experience or the equivalent.
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.
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