A masters is the first level of graduate coursework and can be obtained after you receive a bachelor’s degree. Earning a masters usually requires two years of full-time study, which amounts to 36 to 54 semester credits.
Pursuing a degree in sustainability is an incredibly rewarding endeavor, although there are many tough issues and debates that arise out of this topic. The understanding of sustainability’s importance to the health of the globe and the community is a relatively new discussion among scientists and leaders.
From indigenous civilizations to modern day empires, North America has plenty of hands-on educational opportunities to offer scholars. Filled with a range of distinct cultures, students can educate themselves in well-rounded way.
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The PGS MPA is the only sustainability MPA of its kind - our students are influential across sectors in a way other MPAs simply cannot be. Please note: Due to the hybrid (blended online/monthly in-person courses) course structure, this program is not open for international students requiring a student visa. Please look at our MBA in Sustainable Business, Seattle Metro program if a student visa is required. [+]
The PGS MPA is the only sustainability MPA of its kind - our students are influential across sectors in a way other MPAs simply cannot be.
The most distinctive aspect of our Master of Public Administration (MPA) is the comprehensive integration of management education with public policy and administration. The cornerstone of our MPA program is our signature “integrated curriculum” designed around three fundamental concepts that together define competence in Sustainable Management. Students in the MPA program take classes with MBA students, gaining cross-sector management and collaboration skills through team projects and assignments.MPA Program Overview
Presidio prepares MPA students to lead in the public sector with boldness, vision and a commitment to sustainability. Today’s complex economic, social and environmental challenges require public managers to rethink policy and administration and to engage business, non-profit and community constituencies like never before. From citizen participation to climate action plans, public-private partnerships to green jobs, public administrators must lead and follow at the same time.... [-]
The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Integrated Water Management is an intensive one-year degree program that will enable you to spearhead initiatives focused on water use, treatment, research and protection. [+]
The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Integrated Water Management is an intensive one-year degree program that will enable you to spearhead initiatives focused on water use, treatment, research and protection. There is a growing demand for professionals in the public and private sectors who can develop and lead sustainable water management solutions. Graduates of this program will be highly sought after for their unique combination of leadership and technical sector-specific skills. Watch this video and learn more about this unique technical management program from our students and professors.Propel Your Career Forward
This unique master’s degree program will:equip you with an understanding of the aquatic environment; how to apply physical, chemical and biological unit operations and processes to water resources; and increase your familiarity with regulatory and environmental frameworks; broaden your sector-relevant skills through a project-based curriculum that covers all stages of the industry value chain; provide a dynamic learning environment that includes working on collaborative projects with students and faculty; offer opportunities for you to learn from world-renowned faculty and industry experts; and help you advance your career by balancing technical learning with in-depth leadership courses on project management, business and communication. Eligibility Requirements ... [-]
Binghamton University offers an innovative master’s program in Sustainable Communities. This program reflects vital community needs for collaborative policies, processes, and relationships. [+]
Binghamton University offers an innovative master’s program in Sustainable Communities. This program reflects vital community needs for collaborative policies, processes, and relationships. The lively curriculum spans several disciplines, including geography, public administration, and environmental studies. Students can pursue a natural science/ecological perspective or a social/policy-based track. All students receive both theoretical and practical training focused on improving quality of life by integrating economic, social, and ecological issues and strategies.Degrees Offered MS in Sustainable Communities MA in Sustainable Communities The role of sustainability professionals has grown ... [-]
The International Executive Master of Professional Studies in Emergency & Disaster Management is designed to shape the next generation of leaders in government, the private sector, and nonprofit organizations. With a focus on the Middle East, this program features an international format that prepares emergency management professionals to effectively apply preparedness principles, mitigate potential threats, and manage response and recovery efforts within an international context. [+]
The International Executive Master of Professional Studies in Emergency & Disaster Management is designed to shape the next generation of leaders in government, the private sector, and nonprofit organizations. With a focus on the Middle East, this program features an international format that prepares emergency management professionals to effectively apply preparedness principles, mitigate potential threats, and manage response and recovery efforts within an international context.
As a student in the program, you’ll develop the knowledge and tools needed to address a variety of international threats and hazards. You’ll also gain a deeper understanding of the opportunities and constraints to navigating roles, responsibilities, and resources across and within international borders.... [-]
Learn how to help engineer a biobased future from the top experts in the field at the #1 ranked agricultural university in the world. [+]
The world is moving from using fossil resources to sustainable biobased resources. In this new world, it’s critical to determine if alternative biobased resources have the potential to become truly sustainable and economically viable. For companies in this industry, it’s important to know the challenges that lie ahead. This MicroMasters Program is intended for those currently working in the energy, chemical, and biotech industries. It will focus on the use of chemical and biotechnological approaches for the production of energy-carriers, polymers, chemical building blocks and materials from renewable resources and waste streams. Completion of this MicroMasters Program in Biobased Sciences will enable you to discover new resources and help your company make the switch from fossil to renewable, biobased resources.... [-]
The Interinstitutional Master's Degree in Protected Agriculture is an educational program created through collaboration between the Autonomous University of Aguascalientes, the University of Colima, the University of Guadalajara, the University of Guanajuato, the Michoacan University of San Nicolás de Hidalgo, the Universidad Autónoma de Nayarit and the Autonomous University of Sinaloa. [+]
The Interinstitutional Master's Degree in Protected Agriculture is an educational program created through collaboration between the Autonomous University of Aguascalientes, the University of Colima, the University of Guadalajara, the University of Guanajuato, the Michoacan University of San Nicolás de Hidalgo, the Universidad Autónoma de Nayarit and the Autonomous University of Sinaloa. Through interinstitutional work, it is intended to merge the academic and administrative strengths of each institution, to offer a quality master program that will enable them to train competent professionals in diagnosis, climate, water and nutrient management, innovation and planning, who act in the strengthening of the development of systems for the production of vegetables, strawberries, ornamental crops and nurseries in protected environments.... [-]
Master of Global Human Development (MGHD) prepares students—through coursework, co-curricular activity, and a summer field assignment—to understand the challenges of development and provides them with the tools and experience to address those challenges as successful professionals. [+]
The Master of Global Human Development is an innovative, academically rigorous skills-based graduate program that is designed to prepare the next generation of development professionals to work with public sector agencies, private businesses, and non-profit organizations involved in the sector. Through coursework, extra-curricular activity and a practical fieldwork experience students understand the challenges of development and develop the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary to become leaders in their field and make a difference in our global community.About the Program
One billion people today still live in extreme poverty. Reducing world poverty and promoting growth and development in poor countries are among the major challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. Bringing about this change has never been more urgent or more prominent in public discourse on international relations, or in the priorities of graduate students considering their future careers.... [-]
The European Masters is aimed at those who plan to work in sustainable development management, in connection with all business functions in the three major economic sectors ... [+]
The European Masters is aimed at those who plan to work in management for sustainable development, in line with all functions of the company, in the three main economic sectors in SME PMI:Quality, Safety and Environment (QSE) Human resources, procurement, management, production Management, marketing, sales Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) SYLLABUS
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At SCAD, you will have all of the tools, guidance, and inspiration you need to save the world. Our design for sustainability program focuses on preparing students to pioneer organizational change, technological and material innovation, citizen advocacy and more as an industry leader. [+]
At SCAD, you will have all of the tools, guidance, and inspiration you need to save the world. Our design for sustainability program focuses on preparing students to pioneer organizational change, technological and material innovation, citizen advocacy and more as an industry leader. You will benefit from our dynamic, collaborative environment, where revolutionary projects like SCADpad® and partnerships with the biggest brands in the world happen every day.M.A. in design for sustainability
Available at: - SavannahSDES 501 Visual Communication and Presentation* SDES 502 The Human Factor, Design Thinking* SDES 503 Fundamentals of Graduate Research* DMGT 740 Sustainable Practices in Design IDUS 711 Methods of Contextual Research SUST 704 Applied Theories in Sustainability SUST 708 Principles of Sustainable Materials SUST 713 Interdisciplinary Studio I: Design Leadership SUST 748 Design for Sustainability M.A. Final Project ... [-]
The Conway program is a lively mix of classroom instruction, applied studio work, student and visitor presentations, fieldwork, site visits, and informal discussions in the collective kitchen. [+]
The Conway program is a lively mix of classroom instruction, applied studio work, student and visitor presentations, fieldwork, site visits, and informal discussions in the collective kitchen.Sketching in the field
Students learn from faculty, from each other, from guests, and from their explorations of their project sites and the communities where those projects are embedded. The environment is personal, collaborative, and rigorous—learning is driven by motivated students working for real communities to solve real and pressing problems.
The Conway program is built around those real projects for real clients. The projects raise issues, questions, and challenges—from technical questions about site engineering, to ethical issues about community involvement or wise use of resources, to practical questions about how resilience can be built into systems in the face of uncertain futures—that drive the classes, discussions, and field and studio work that make up the rest of the fully integrated, multidisciplinary program. Class assignments—graphic, technical, and written—support project work.... [-]
The holder of the European Master in Sustainable Development Management participates in the consideration and implementation of the principles of sustainable development in the company's policy and strategy. [+]
An interface between the different players in the company and its stakeholders (customers, suppliers, local residents, public and voluntary organizations ...), the European Master of the owner of Sustainable Development Management participates in the consideration and implementation implement sustainable development principles into policy and business strategy.
The qualities necessary to the manager of sustainable development are: patience and diplomacy. It is also necessary to know how to communicate especially popularize field of standards.
Acquire the following skills:Understanding the principles of sustainable development Know the principles and tools of communication Understanding of the types of management Know the main reference texts on the ICPE Know implementing eco-design in his business Knowing the impact of the supply chain on the environment Propose and implement actions to optimize energy consumption Acquire the HQE management methods Control regulations on waste Know the safety issues in the workplace Provide better working conditions for staff Insert the company in local life Advise and assist management from a diagnostic Sustainable Development Know how to build a performance evaluation system of sustainable development ... [-]
In agreement with the Francisco de Paula Santander, Colombia Register of Qualified Ministry of National Education of Colombia University. Resolution No. 4668 of May 7, 2012 Top 15 SEPTEMBER 2012 [+]
Develops knowledge and expertise to address the complex and evolving challenges of sustainable development and solidarity, promoting sustainable entrepreneurship in disadvantaged areas. Take advantage of the potential and competitive advantages of each territory, applying the technologies of business management at the service of creating wealth and employment.
In agreement with the University Francisco de Paula Santander, from ColombiaQualified Registry of the Ministry of National Education of Colombia. Resolution No. 4668 of May 7, 2012
Case MethodMethodology: Virtual Classroom plus a week in Colombia and an International Week in Spain Price: Consult Scholarships: Maximum of 20%. Duration: 4 semesters Credits: 58 Start: September 2012 Double Degree: Double Degree: Masters in Local Development by ISEAD and the Villanueva University Centre, attached to the Complutense University of Madrid Magister in Management of Local Development by Francisco de Paula Santander (UFPS) of Colombia University. Programme structure ... [-]