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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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FutureLearn
Enschede, Netherlands +1 More

Discover tools for complex systems analysis and design that will guide your work towards a more sustainable future.

Discover tools for complex systems analysis and design that will guide your work towards a more sustainable future. -
Courses
Part-time
12 weeks
English
Online
 
Grace Education
Paris, France

Are you preparing for The Leed Green Associate Examinationor Property Management Certification? Sign up to take a free diagnostic test to determine your strengths and weakness ... +

Are you preparing for The Leed Green Associate Examinationor Property Management Certification? Sign up to take a free diagnostic test to determine your strengths and weaknesses. -
Courses
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online
 
Instituto BME
Madrid, Spain

This course is planned from a multi-comprehensive approach to the transformative moment that finance is experiencing with the already inseparable adjective of “sustainable”, b ... +

This course is planned from a multi-comprehensive approach to the transformative moment that finance is experiencing with the already inseparable adjective of “sustainable”, but also from the context in which it is produced, how it is developing and what to expect from all of this. -
Courses
Full-time
100 hours
Spanish
14 Oct 2021
Online
 

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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. -
Courses
Full-time
Part-time
10 hours
English
Online
 
University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

Gain insights into the organisational risks and opportunities posed by climate change, and learn to lead a low carbon transition and rewire your business model for long-term v ... +

Gain insights into the organisational risks and opportunities posed by climate change, and learn to lead a low carbon transition and rewire your business model for long-term value and resilience. As public concern over sustainability challenges and ESG integration intensifies and climate-related organisational risks escalate, the ability to build more resilient business models that thrive in a low carbon economy has fast become a strategic imperative. The Business and Climate Change: Towards Net Zero Emissions online short course from the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) provides a comprehensive understanding of how to mitigate the business risks of climate change and oversee a low carbon transition for long-term resilience and overall value. Over eight weeks online, you’ll explore real-world examples of successful low carbon initiatives and discover how to utilise innovation to build a resilient, profitable business model for the future, stimulating a ‘triple bottom line’ of people, profit, and planet. On completion of this course, you’ll walk away with a practical low carbon transition action plan, and the ability to lead change within your organisation and beyond. -
Courses
Full-time
8 weeks
English
Online
 
MIT Sloan School of Management (Get Smarter)
Cambridge, USA

Be at the forefront of sustainable development by learning to leverage cutting-edge disruptive technology for meaningful, high-performance urban solutions.

Be at the forefront of sustainable development by learning to leverage cutting-edge disruptive technology for meaningful, high-performance urban solutions. -
Courses
Part-time
6 weeks
English
Sep 2021
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. -
Courses
Part-time
6 weeks
English
Online
 
Yale School of Management
New Haven, USA

Improve your profit and purpose, guided by world-class faculty and experts.

Improve your profit and purpose, guided by world-class faculty and experts. -
Courses
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
Sep 2021
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
01 Jul 2021
22 Jun 2021
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
Oct 2021
30 Jun 2021
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
06 Sep 2021
30 Jul 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
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
Jun 2021
Campus
Online
 
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
06 Sep 2021
Online
 
University Centre of the Westfjords
Ísafjörður, Iceland

The course in Coping with Disasters introduces factors that influence a society's resilience which is the ability to recover and bounce back after a disastrous event. It bridg ... +

The course in Coping with Disasters introduces factors that influence a society's resilience which is the ability to recover and bounce back after a disastrous event. It bridges disciplines to provide a multifaceted understanding of societal ability to withstand a crisis, on the individual, community, infrastructural, and institutional level. It presents students with the main concepts of disaster research, drawing from the fields of earth sciences, environmental studies, sociology, health sciences, psychology, and cultural studies. The course addresses monitoring, early warning, planning, and exercises as a means to mitigate the impact of natural hazards. It covers factors important in dealing with the aftermath of an extreme event. These include the role of psychological first aid, communication, media, art, and spirituality in coping with hardship, tragedies, and trauma. -
Courses
Full-time
2 weeks
English
Campus
 

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