The recently redesigned Sustainability & Social Impact graduate certificate helps you manage new or existing sustainable practices. Gain a competitive advantage by understanding how adopting the triple bottom line approach can enhance your organization’s long-term viability.
Courses are offered in convenient, seven-week sessions, which are available in several delivery modes: in-person, hybrid, or online. They may be taken as a stand-alone certificate, as an initial step toward, or concurrently with our our Master of Business Administration.
Upon completion of the program, you'll be able to:
- Demonstrate a critical capacity for reflection and action based on the environmental and organizational sustainability challenges facing business leaders.
- Design, implement, and evaluate new or existing sustainable practices within an organization.
- Critically evaluate and make sustainable decisions with consideration for multiple stakeholders.
- Effectively communicate key ideas verbally and through writing.
Applicants must hold either (1) a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or (2) a tertiary (post-secondary) degree that is deemed comparable to a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. International applicants may be required to satisfy an English proficiency requirement. The successful applicant is generally expected to have a minimum combined junior/senior grade-point average of 3.0 (B) on a 4.0 scale.
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To be awarded the graduate certificate, students must successfully complete nine credits of course work consisting of three required and six elective credits. All courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C or better and an overall GPA of 3.0.
Penn State’s schedule of courses lists availability.