Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management Concentration
The earth is witnessing human-induced environmental change on a scale and at a pace that is unique in history. Increased levels of greenhouse gases are warming the planet; the extinction of species is occurring at an ever-faster rate; renewable resources such as water are being degraded; and finite resources such as fossil fuels are having widespread negative impacts on fragile, interconnected, natural systems. To survive, we must understand these impacts and develop real-world solutions that sustainably manage human interaction with natural systems. Our goal is to cultivate a new profession that manages earth systems in ways that will ensure the long-term viability of life on our planet. This concentration, coupled with the rigorous Executive MPA core, emphasizes integrated thinking and learning so that our graduates will see beyond linear and fragmented approaches to holistic planning for environmental sustainability.
Students must select four (4) courses, for a total of 12 points, from the following list:
|SUMA PS4100||Sustainability Management||3|
|EMPA U6033||Decision Models & Management||3|
|SUMA K4169||Sustainability Metrics||3|
|SUMA K4170||Sustainable Operations||3|
|SUMA K4360||Sustainability Technology and the Evolution of Smart Cities||3|
|SUMA K4175||Global Environmental Markets||3|
|SUMA K4025||Sustainability Communications Strategy and Reporting||3|
|SUMA K4380||Financing Natural Infrastructure||3|
|SUMA K4142||Sustainable Finance||3|
|Other||Requires Concentration Director Approval|
Degree Audit Report
Matriculated students in this program can view their degree audit report on Stellic.