There are a growing number of green masters programs in the US. With a global economy continuing to show signs of
weakness people are flocking to educational programs that are associated with the growing green market.
Forbes reports that there is already a $6
trillion clean energy business opportunity. While others suggest that there
will be a $13
trillion dollar market for clean energy over the next two decades.
There is a growing demand for people schooled in sustainability. To train people for the new green economy and to meet the growing need for sustainability
managers, universities and colleges across the nation are offering green masters programs that are focused on sustainability.
The pursuit of a masters program focused on sustainability is one of the best
ways to develop the kind of skills that will be in demand well into the foreseeable future.
Here is a quick summary of ten masters programs focused on sustainability.
- Presidio Graduate School offers a dual MBA and MPA in
Sustainable Management, the Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco has built
a curriculum based around sustainable systems, leadership, and business
University‘s Business Strategies for Environmental Sustainability
program explores what it means to turn sustainable business practices into
Business School offers a Masters degree in Social Entrepreneurship.
- The University of Michigan is attempting to be green both
within its core curriculum and the very architectural structure in which classes
- Dominican University of California’s Green
MBA approaches sustainability as a complex issue–not only studying and using
existing tools, frameworks and practices, but also creating new ways of thinking
about how to resolve and mitigate complex issues such as climate change.
Graduate Institute has constructed a specific MBA in Sustainable Business.
Masters in Sustainability and Responsibility is a practice based program is for
students who want to an education in responsible and successful business.
- Yale University School
of Management has been infusing its MBA program with a more sustainable
University offers a masters degree in urban sustainability.
Business School at the University of North Carolina (UNC) has an MBA with
a concentration in Sustainable Enterprise.
Some of these programs accommodate busy professionals by offering programs
that are completely or partly online. For a summary of online green MBA
programs click here.
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