Sustainability issues are being addressed in many industries, nonprofits and governmental agencies and are incorporated broadly into different organizational functions, all with the common goal of creating a sustainable economy, society and environment.
A range of sectors have a growing demand for sustainability professionals and many lawyers, engineers, marketers, communications professionals, policymakers and scientists have some form of sustainability responsibility in their position. Columbia has developed the new M.S. in Sustainability Management program to address the need to formally train and educate these sustainability practitioners. The program will draw upon sophisticated environmental measurement tools, cutting edge environmental science and world class management and policy studies to help students fully understand the systematic and organizational role of sustainability in any organization.
The M.S. in Sustainability Management will be co-sponsored by The Earth Institute and the School of Continuing Education. It will include new and existing courses at the University, taught by faculty and researchers who are leaders in the fields of earth science, engineering and environmental management. The program utilizes environmental and sustainable development research to provide practical training to a new generation of professionals who will address critical interdisciplinary issues.
The M.S. in Sustainability Management is based upon years of experience in bridging research and practice. In response to the increasing global challenges all organizations face, from limiting their carbon emissions to managing their water resources, the program melds academic leadership, scientific rigor, and professional practice to form a unique interdisciplinary community dedicated to making lasting advances in global sustainability practice.
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education