Courses in Sustainability Studies

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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Institute of Advanced Design Studies
Budapest, Hungary

The Advanced Design for Sustainability (ades4s) course offers a one-year highly immersive, co-creative transdisciplinary program to postgraduate students from all backgrounds. ... +

The Advanced Design for Sustainability (ades4s) course offers a one-year highly immersive, co-creative transdisciplinary program to postgraduate students from all backgrounds. In this course, we guide our students towards becoming Thought Leaders in Sustainability whose job will be to influence the actions taken in traditional practices of design, architecture, technology, engineering, or in other fields where material outputs are produced. -
Courses
Full-time
9 months
Oct 2020
01 Apr 2020
Campus
 
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
04 Sep 2020
17 Jul 2020
Campus
 
CMI Business School
Madrid, Spain

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

Title of Expert in Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability of 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
Full-time
4 weeks
Spanish
22 Jun 2020
Campus
 
HAC Leadership & Management
Madrid, Spain

The University Expert in Circular Economy Management consists of 22 ECTS credits. The duration of the training is seven months.

The University Expert in Circular Economy Management consists of 22 ECTS credits. The duration of the training is seven months. -
Courses
Part-time
7 months
Spanish
Oct 2020
Online
 
Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
Frankfurt, Germany

Natural disasters are a major impediment to development in many countries, undermining sustainable development and leading to loss of lives and livelihoods. The course will he ... +

Natural disasters are a major impediment to development in many countries, undermining sustainable development and leading to loss of lives and livelihoods. The course will help to understand the spectrum of solutions offered by innovative climate and disaster risk insurance products as an essential element of a comprehensive risk management strategy. Participants will be introduced to the process of product development as well as tools and models relevant for climate and disaster risk analysis, insurance product design and pricing. -
Courses
Full-time
3 days
English
23 Sep 2020
Campus
 
University of St Andrews
Saint Andrews, United Kingdom

The Sustainable Aquaculture modular course allows students to study individual modules from a range of part-time, e-learning, postgraduate-level modules which aim to develop s ... +

The Sustainable Aquaculture modular course allows students to study individual modules from a range of part-time, e-learning, postgraduate-level modules which aim to develop students' critical understanding of the development and principles of aquaculture. The credits for each module successfully completed may be transferred and contribute towards a postgraduate qualification (PG Cert, PGDip, MSc) at a later date. -
Courses
Full-time
9 - 12 weeks
English
14 Sep 2020
15 Apr 2020
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. -
Courses
Part-time
3 weeks
English
30 Apr 2020
21 Apr 2020
Online
 
edX
Cambridge, USA

Learn how to contribute to a sustainable economic system by implementing novel business and design approaches.

Learn how to contribute to a sustainable economic system by implementing novel business and design approaches. -
Courses
Part-time
7 weeks
English
Online
 
IES Abroad
Nice, France

You will take your area studies courses at the IES Abroad Center. You will also have the option of supplementing your IES Abroad courses with Business courses at the AACSB- an ... +

You will take your area studies courses at the IES Abroad Center. You will also have the option of supplementing your IES Abroad courses with Business courses at the AACSB- and EQUIS-accredited SKEMA Business School named one of the best European business schools by the Financial Times. The school is committed to promoting sustainability and corporate social responsibility, with more than 20% of its courses devoted to these principles. -
Courses
Full-time
English, French
Campus
 
School of Sustainability
Bologna, Italy

The goal of the Foundation Course “Design for Circular Economy” is to understand the principles, strategies and analytic techniques of circular design applied to products and ... +

The goal of the Foundation Course “Design for Circular Economy” is to understand the principles, strategies and analytic techniques of circular design applied to products and systems addressing the needs of the individuals and the communities. A key objective is to embed evidence-based circular design thinking within the design process. Students have the opportunity to apply this approach to the critical evaluation of case study projects and of their own proposals. -
Courses
Full-time
5 weeks
English
Oct 2020
31 Jul 2020
Campus
 
University of Washington Foster School of Business
Seattle, USA +2 More

You'll come away with a clear understanding of the key principles of retail sustainability as well as specific tools to begin developing a plan for your organization.

You'll come away with a clear understanding of the key principles of retail sustainability as well as specific tools to begin developing a plan for your organization. -
Courses
Part-time
2 days
Campus
 
Gaia Education
Forres, United Kingdom +3 More

Are you looking to consciously reinvent cooperative and harmonious ways of living and working together? If so, how do we design for group development, leadership, conflict res ... +

Are you looking to consciously reinvent cooperative and harmonious ways of living and working together? If so, how do we design for group development, leadership, conflict resolution, decision-making, creativity, social justice, and communication? -
Courses
Full-time
Part-time
8 weeks
English, Spanish, Portuguese
Online
 
UK Open College
UK Online, United Kingdom

The Environmental Studies specification enables students to gain an insight into the environment and the scientific processes that control and affect it.

The Environmental Studies specification enables students to gain an insight into the environment and the scientific processes that control and affect it. -
Courses
Part-time
700 hours
English
Online
 
Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences
Elverum, Norway

Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN University) currently holds the UNESCO chair to promote education for sustainable living. As part of this effort, INN Univers ... +

Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN University) currently holds the UNESCO chair to promote education for sustainable living. As part of this effort, INN University offers an international program which highlights the Nordic perspectives on diversity and sustainable living within the field of education. -
Courses
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
15 Apr 2020
Campus
 
TU Delft Open & Online Education
Netherlands Online, Netherlands

Learn skills and tools needed to analyze 'deep' uncertainties, to anticipate change and to design adaptation pathways for large-scale and long-term interventions in infrastruc ... +

Learn skills and tools needed to analyze 'deep' uncertainties, to anticipate change and to design adaptation pathways for large-scale and long-term interventions in infrastructure and water management systems. -
Courses
Part-time
6 weeks
English
Online
 

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