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Courses can provide students with the building blocks of knowledge needed to pursue the careers of their dreams. Courses may last for just a few months or may take as long as several years to complete. It is not uncommon to be awarded with a professional certification at the end of a course.

What is a course in sustainable economic studies? This educational option can teach students the benefits of sustainable practices and how to design sustainable plans of action for organizations and even countries. During the course, students may learn what practices best prevent harm to the environment across various industries such as energy, manufacturing, mining, agriculture and even tourism. A course can also teach students how to undo the damage of harmful activities, such as restoring mined land to its natural state and cleaning up oil spills.

Skill sets acquired in a sustainable economic studies course may include managing food supply chains, developing safe and effective treatments for wastewater and improving recycling methods. As a result, students can learn how to make better decisions in their personal lives to reduce the negative impact of human activities on the environment.

Costs related to a course in sustainable economic studies vary across institutions. Because of this, it is important to reach out to the institutions that interest you to get accurate information so you can plan accordingly.

A course in sustainable economic studies can prepare graduates for work as environmental scientists, sustainability engineers, business analysts, inspectors and advisors. These professionals often work for “green” organizations such as conservation agencies, zoos, governments or even food and tech companies. Keep in mind that there is likely to be an increasing demand for professionals in sustainable economics due to worldwide attention now given to pollution, climate change and conservation efforts.

Luckily, there are many opportunities available for completing a course in sustainable economic studies inside a classroom and even remotely online. 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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7 Results in Sustainable Economic Studies

European Summer School

In this course, you will learn what it takes to become an effective leader of a team or a company. You will find out how to effectively communicate and motivate your team ... [+]

In this course, you will learn what it takes to become an effective leader of a team or a company. You will find out how to effectively communicate and motivate your teammates, how to manage the projects and make others committed. You will learn how the leadership functions both theoretically and practically. This course will surely be a challenge, as you will utilize all your personal skills, strengths and qualities!

Description

Leadership is not universal by definition. The way we lead and manage depends heavily from who we are, from what country we are coming from, the way we were educated and raised up by our parents, in what firm or industry we work and so on.

In fact, leadership behavior can be broken down in several levels:... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
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Full-time
10 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
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
Gaia Education

Never has there been a better time and a more urgent need to create a more resilient and participatory future by turning our attention to alternative economic paradigms. ... [+]

Never has there been a better time and a more urgent need to create a more resilient and participatory future by turning our attention to the redesign of our economic systems. If you feel stuck or uncertain about what you can do and want to take part in this redesign, our e-learning programme is for you.

An increasing amount of people know that our current economic system is no longer sustainable, yet awareness of viable alternatives is spreading slowly. Our aim is to give you a better understanding of those alternatives and the true meaning of economy and wealth. Participants will learn about existing systems and tools that are useful and will explore what it might take to re-design those that have proven dysfunctional.... [-]

United Kingdom Forres Canada Shawnigan Lake Thailand Prachuap Khiri Khan Brazil Rio de Janeiro  + 4 More
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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
edX

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. About this course

Our global society is not sustainable. We all know about the challenges we’re facing: waste, climate change, resource scarcity, loss of biodiversity. At the same time, we want to sustain our economies and offer opportunities for a growing world population. This course is about providing solutions we really believe in a Circular Economy.

In this course, we explore the Circular Economy: how businesses can create value by reusing and recycling products, how designers can come up with amazingly clever solutions, and how you can contribute to making the Circular Economy happen.... [-]

USA Cambridge
Open Enrollment
Part-time
7 weeks
Online
Harvard Business School Online

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 ... [+]

Sustainable Business can change the world. Will you?

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.

Through interactive online case studies with leading companies such as Walmart and Unilever, you will learn why purpose-driven firms perform well, and how they can kickstart the wheel of change. You will examine different business models and gain an understanding of the broader landscape including the role of government, investors, and customers. Whether you are just getting started in your career or are already an established professional, you will walk away from Sustainable Business Strategy with the ability to:... [-]

USA Cambridge
November 2019
Part-time
3 weeks
Online