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Courses are designed to give students specialized information in a particular area of study, offering beginner or advanced professional training and qualifications. They may provide the student with a certificate of completion in the specialized area and are frequently taken by those seeking advancement in their careers.

What is a course in sustainable development? Sustainability combines many areas of study, including environmental impacts, resource mapping, ecology, and local and regional planning. A course in sustainable development can give students the tools to evaluate various sustainability strategies and integrate them properly in business operations and branding. This interdisciplinary study is based on balancing corporate, governmental, or NGO interests with human and environmental needs. With new eco-friendly technologies emerging every year, a course can provide students with current information on the many factors involved in sustainability planning and integration.

Course participants can hone skills to help their organizations grow without creating ecological damage or contributing to poverty. Additionally, they can understand how to attune their lives to the sustainability concept. They may also develop methodologies to measure and demonstrate the effectiveness of sustainability strategies to stockholders and the general public.

Courses in sustainable development range from short seminars to full-year studies. The price will vary accordingly, so please contact the school for specific information.

Sustainable development is a highly trending subject. Most organizations now understand how essential it is to their brands to embrace sustainability, and many have begun to comprehend how critical it is to their profits. As such, students trained in sustainability may find jobs in renewable energy industries across the globe. Course graduates may find careers as middle managers, sustainability consultants, or project managers. Some may even continue on to become CEOs or COOs who drive companies forward toward more sustainable practices.

Sustainable development courses are offered at many leading educational institutions around the world. Courses may be offered either in person, online, or in a combination format and may allow part-time of full-time study. Please 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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3 Results in Sustainable Development

Gaia Education

This online programme will give a comprehensive overview of renewable energy as a means to enable sustainable development at a global scale. It will present the case for ... [+]

Energy is the golden thread that connects economic growth, increases social equity and an environment that allows the world to thrive. Development is not possible without energy and sustainable development is not possible without sustainable energy.

This online programme will give a comprehensive overview of renewable energy as a means to enable sustainable development at a global scale. It will present the case for how renewable energies represent both an environmental necessity and an economic opportunity.

The programme supports the UN Sustainable Energy for All initiative (SE4ALL), which aims to provide universal access to modern energy services, and double the worldwide rate of improvement in energy efficiency and the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix. Energy underpins all of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which this course is also closely aligned with.... [-]

United Kingdom Forres Canada Shawnigan Lake Thailand Prachuap Khiri Khan Brazil Rio de Janeiro  + 4 More
August 2020
Full-time
Part-time
8 weeks
Online
University of Washington Foster School of Business

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. ... [+]

co-sponsored by the Michael G. Foster School of Business's Retail Management Program and the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce.

Why are the world's largest retailers driving sustainability throughout their value chain? What can you learn about sustainability practices from major companies such as Wal-Mart, Target, Home Depot, IKEA, Starbucks and REI? How can sustainable policies impact brand and business value? What are the financial and strategic benefits of embracing sustainability?

This intensive two-day seminar explores why and how many of the nation's most successful businesses are integrating sustainability into their operations and branding strategies. You will come away with a clear understanding of the key principles of sustainability as well as specific tools to begin developing a plan for your organization. If you already have sustainability policies, you can learn next steps and how to better measure their effectiveness on your business, community and the natural world.... [-]

USA Seattle South Korea Seoul San Francisco  + 1 More
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Part-time
2 days
Campus
IES Abroad

This English-taught program allows you to explore topics in Environmental Studies, Forest Ecology, and Sustainability while living in Freiburg, located near the beautiful ... [+]

Overview

The environmental movement took root in Freiburg long ago—and now it’s a way of life. Known for taking the lead in the development of eco-friendly technologies and architecture, Freiburg also attracts researchers and environmental organizations from around the world. Come study Freiburg’s many unique contributions to this important movement.

This English-taught program allows you to explore topics in Environmental Studies, Forest Ecology, and Sustainability while living in Freiburg, located near the beautiful Black Forest and Rhine River Valley.

Freiburg and the surrounding regions will be your classroom. Imagine traveling to the Rhine River to take samples and observe local ecology, or the forests of the Swiss Alps to further your discussions on forest management and tourism. Wherever possible, your courses take you outside the classroom to give you hands-on experience and to take advantage of all that your study abroad location has to offer.... [-]

Germany Freiburg
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Full-time
1 - 2 semesters
Campus