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Students wanting to change their education focus may choose to take some courses to get back on track. A course is also beneficial to those who are currently working and want to expand their skills to improve their future career outlook. What are courses in sustainability studies? These are designed for students who care about the environment and want to be involved in sustainability management so… Read more

Students wanting to change their education focus may choose to take some courses to get back on track. A course is also beneficial to those who are currently working and want to expand their skills to improve their future career outlook.

What are courses in sustainability studies? These are designed for students who care about the environment and want to be involved in sustainability management solutions. Each program will vary in its course offerings and focus, and some will have a more general approach while others explore specific subjects. Examples of topics include energy management in buildings, energy intensity of food production, new transportation technologies, renewable energy systems, and energy security. Focused subject areas may be sustainable supply chain management, greenhouse emissions, environmental economics, and environmental toxicology.

Students develop a number of beneficial skills by taking these courses. Some examples of abilities that may lead to enhanced career options include problem solving, critical thinking, and effective oral and written communication skills.

Students who avoid getting a higher education because they think it will cost too much may think differently when looking at courses. Many of them are short in duration, which makes them more affordable, and they can typically be taken part-time or online so one can still earn a living while going to school.

Careers in the sustainability field can be found in the humanities, social sciences, and biological sciences. The actual career paths can differ greatly, but in some ways the jobs promote social responsibility, environmental protection, and profitability. Specific titles may include civil engineer, industrial production manager, atmospheric and space scientist, chief sustainability executive, data entry technician, outreach coordinator, environmental policy director, natural resource manager, and international development researcher.

Explore here for online, local, and international sustainability courses. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
Frankfurt, Germany +1 More

Frankfurt School is excited to offer, in January 2022, its first-ever edition of the Winter School! During the two-week program, students will stay in three of Germany's most ... +

Frankfurt School is excited to offer, in January 2022, its first-ever edition of the Winter School! During the two-week program, students will stay in three of Germany's most important and interesting cities: the finance city Frankfurt, Germany's capital Berlin and the harbor city Hamburg! This program is open to Bachelor and Master students. The program covers various topics ranging from Blockchain, Finance & Sustainability to Leadership & Management. Students from around the world will participate and benefit from lectures, networking events, industry experts, and much more. This program will be conducted exclusively in an in-person format. Come take part in this momentous 1st edition of Frankfurt School’s Winter School 2022: The German Winter Summit 2022! -
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Full-time
2 weeks
English
17 Jan 2022
Campus
 
University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Gain the knowledge, skills, and tools to create resilient, efficient, and sustainable supply chains. Supply chain management is evolving at a rapid pace. From the growth of di ... +

Gain the knowledge, skills, and tools to create resilient, efficient, and sustainable supply chains. Supply chain management is evolving at a rapid pace. From the growth of disruptive technologies to increasing social and environmental challenges, organizations are feeling the pressure to rethink operations, and harness the latest technology to create efficient, resilient, and sustainable supply chains. The University of Cambridge Sustainable Supply Chain Management online short course focuses on the technological and environmental aspects of supply chain management to future-proof supply chains. You’ll learn how to leverage industry changes and disruptions to optimize logistics and procurement management and build sustainable business processes. You’ll also gain an in-depth understanding of how supply chain processes impact the broader environment. Drawing on innovative business models, integrated supply chain analytics, KPI formulations, and the latest technology, this logistics-focused course will expose you to ongoing industry transformation. You’ll be equipped with the tools to implement meaningful change in your role and organization. -
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Full-time
8 weeks
English
Online
 
South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences, XAMK
Mikkeli, Finland +3 More

Climate change is a top discussion topic, but easily influenced by myths and misconceptions. This Micro Course introduces current science to help you understand the basics beh ... +

Climate change is a top discussion topic, but easily influenced by myths and misconceptions. This Micro Course introduces current science to help you understand the basics behind the phenomenon, current trends and actions that we all can take to be climate heros. -
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Full-time
Part-time
10 hours
English
Online
 

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Explore the fashion industry’s impact on people and planet, what the Sustainable Development Goals are, and how they are linked.

Explore the fashion industry’s impact on people and planet, what the Sustainable Development Goals are, and how they are linked. -
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Part-time
4 weeks
English
Online
 
Ecole Superieure Du Bois
Nantes, France

This semester will provide students from around the world, with a diverse and multidisciplinary approach to wood science and sustainable management. It will enable participant ... +

This semester will provide students from around the world, with a diverse and multidisciplinary approach to wood science and sustainable management. It will enable participants to contribute to a more sustainable world through the use of engineering tools. The course is delivered entirely in English. -
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Full-time
English
Feb 2022
15 Dec 2021
Campus
 
Yale School of Management
New Haven, USA

Gain a competitive advantage when you merge environmental, social, and governance factors into your financial and investment decisions. The Sustainable Finance and Investment ... +

Gain a competitive advantage when you merge environmental, social, and governance factors into your financial and investment decisions. The Sustainable Finance and Investment online program from the Yale School of Management Executive Education examines the ESG ecosystem: the terminology, activity, drivers, and participants. With this industry road map, you’ll become equipped to understand the core of sustainable finance systems with the skills to accelerate this shift in business. You’ll examine the challenges and opportunities of ESG data within the context of investment decision-making; explore its integration in asset-pricing models, portfolio management, and investment products; and learn how it can be used to determine investment strategies. The program features real-time data, gamified investment role-playing, and interviews with a multitude of industry experts, giving you the practical skills, insights, and metrics to drive sustainable financial performance and investment strategies in your organization or career. -
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Part-time
6 weeks
English
Online
 
MIT Sloan School of Management (Get Smarter)
Cambridge, USA

Develop a strategy for driving positive change and sustainable business practices as you learn to navigate complex sustainability issues.

Develop a strategy for driving positive change and sustainable business practices as you learn to navigate complex sustainability issues. -
Courses
Part-time
6 weeks
English
Online
 
Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Oxford, United Kingdom

Corporations are under increasing scrutiny for their contributions to society and the environment. Against this backdrop, a business strategy that considers its environmental ... +

Corporations are under increasing scrutiny for their contributions to society and the environment. Against this backdrop, a business strategy that considers its environmental impact is vital. There is an increased demand for corporate leaders with the ability to drive sustainability and shift the traditional methods of value creation towards the concept of the triple bottom line. -
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Part-time
6 weeks
English
Online
 
Northwestern Kellogg School of Management
Evanston, USA

Demonstrate the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion in your organization in order to turn dialogue into action and lead transformative change.

Demonstrate the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion in your organization in order to turn dialogue into action and lead transformative change. -
Courses
Part-time
6 weeks
English
Online
 
School of Sustainability
Milan, Italy

An SOS-certified course for those who want to acquire the necessary practical skills to becoming Circular Economy consultants in the fields of design, architecture, and engine ... +

An SOS-certified course for those who want to acquire the necessary practical skills to becoming Circular Economy consultants in the fields of design, architecture, and engineering. -
Courses
Full-time
8 weeks
English
Online
 
SDA Bocconi School of Management (GetSmarter)
Milan, Italy

Integrate sustainability practices into your operations and marketing strategies to build a robust, relevant, and competitive brand.

Integrate sustainability practices into your operations and marketing strategies to build a robust, relevant, and competitive brand. -
Courses
Part-time
6 weeks
English
Online
 
Harvard Business School Online
Cambridge, USA

Climate change. Income inequality. Social injustice. These are just three of the big problems of our time. In Sustainable Business Strategy, you will learn how businesses can ... +

Climate change. Income inequality. Social injustice. These are just three of the big problems of our time. In Sustainable Business Strategy, you will learn how businesses can thrive and grow while simultaneously playing a major role in solving some of these big problems. You will also learn how you as an individual can make a difference. -
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Part-time
3 weeks
English
Online
 
Milano Fashion Institute
Milan, Italy

The short course “New Sustainable Fashion”, supported by Vogue Talents is aiming at preparing graduate and graduating students, young managers, professionals and young entrepr ... +

The short course “New Sustainable Fashion”, supported by Vogue Talents is aiming at preparing graduate and graduating students, young managers, professionals and young entrepreneurs to deal with the complexity of responsibility in the fashion industry by providing concrete tools and sharing inspiring business practices. -
Courses
Full-time
4 weeks
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
King Stage
London, United Kingdom

This programme is designed for students around the world with a focus on international business and sustainability. It includes interactive lectures, class exercises and tutor ... +

This programme is designed for students around the world with a focus on international business and sustainability. It includes interactive lectures, class exercises and tutoring sessions corresponding to case studies that participants address in groups and defend at the end of the course. -
Courses
Full-time
8 days
English
Online
 
CMI Business School
Madrid, Spain

Title of Expert in Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability from CMI Business School , the first business school specialized in CSR, where the integrity of people ta ... +

Title of Expert in Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability from CMI Business School , the first business school specialized in CSR, where the integrity of people takes center stage to learn processes and techniques from a new perspective of collaboration and thus obtain the best results. -
Courses
Part-time
7 weeks
Spanish
Campus
Online