Sustainable Management Practices Graduate Certificate

Sustainable Management Practices Graduate Certificate

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.

Admission Requirements

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.

Certificate Requirements

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.

Download: Sustainable Management Practices Certificate Plan of Study

Sustainable Management Practices Certificate Courses

Course Required or Elective Current Offering Future Offering
BUSAD 802 Cornerstones of Sustainability Required   SP I
BUSAD 809 Triple Bottom Line Accounting Elective    
BUSAD 824 Finance and Investment for Sustainable Growth Elective FA I SP II
BUSAD 879 Sustainable Supply Chain Management Elective    
BUSAD 882 Social Entrepreneurship & Community Leadership
(formerly BUSAD 582)
Elective FA I SP II
MGMT 507 Positive Organizational Behavior and Well-being Elective FA I  
SYSEN 507 Systems Thinking Elective    

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.