The graduate certificate in Sustainable Management Practices at Penn State Great Valley can help you go green.
This four course graduate certificate can help you manage new or existing sustainable practices in your organization. Gain a competitive advantage by understanding how adopting the ‘triple bottom line’ can enhance your organization’s long-term viability. Courses are offered in convenient, seven-week sessions with hybrid-delivery options. They may be taken as a stand-alone certificate or as an initial step toward an MBA at Penn State Great Valley.
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. This degree must be from an officially recognized degree-granting institution in the country in which it operates. The successful applicant is generally expected to have a minimum combined junior/senior GPA of 3.0 (B) on a 4.0 scale.
Current Penn State Great Valley graduate students in all programs are also welcome to apply and enroll in this certificate.
To be awarded the graduate certificate, students must successfully complete 12 credits of course work consisting of 3 required and 9 elective credits. All courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C or better and an overall GPA of 3.0.
Summer 2021 Course Offerings
Summer II Term
- SYSEN 507 - Systems Thinking (WC online*)
Fall 2021 Course Offerings
Fall I Term
- BUSAD 824 – Finance and Investment for Sustainable Growth (GV)
Fall II Term
- MGMT 507 - Positive Organizational Behavior and Wellbeing (GV)
GV = Great Valley Campus (default)
AB = Abington Campus
BK = Berks Campus
WC = World Campus (online)
*Consult with the Management Division about World Campus online courses
** GV/AB/BK delivered in part with Video Learning Network
*** HRER courses are offered through the School of Labor and Employment Relations.
**** These courses have prerequisites or require demonstration of prior preparation in a subject area. Please contact the Management Division at Penn State Great Valley prior to registering for these courses.
***** Students who already have completed a graduate-level course that provides a comprehensive overview of the HR function in organizations and an in-depth examination of the strategic planning and implementation of HRM, as determined in advance by the head of the certificate program, may be permitted to waive this course if completed within five years prior to admission.
Penn State's schedule of courses lists course availability. Although the course numbers, times, and availability on the University registrar's schedule of courses is correct, their prerequisites differ.
If you are a current certificate student and have completed all the coursework, please submit the Graduate Certificate Completion Form.