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Albers School of Business and Economics


This certificate will allow students to gain specialized knowledge in Sustainability and Sustainable Business, to further their professional formation so that they can more easily take on leadership roles in their chosen professions. The Graduate Certificate in Sustainabillity will provide the context for professional roles that sustainable business plays in serving the greater community.

from Seattle University's 2016-2017 Graduate Catalog

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have:

  1. Minimum of an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution
  2. Minimum 2 years of full time work experience
  3. If a non-business undergraduate degree or graduate degree, a competitive score from the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Records Examination (GRE)

Course Requirements

Individual courses below may have additional prerequisites. See the Prerequisites table for details.

I. Required Courses

Three required courses (9 credits)Credits
SUST 5300: Introductory to Sustainable Business 3
SUST 5305: Sustainable Value Creation 3
SUST 5310: Sustainability Consulting 3

II. Electives

Choose two elective courses from the following list: (6 credits)Credits
MGMT 5365: Management of Change 3
MKTG 5335: Marketing and Social Issues 3
OPER 5310: Project Management 3
Selected Special Topics in Sustainable Supply Chain Management, Corporate Social Responsibility, Creativity and Innovation

Requirement for certificate: 15 credits

Next Steps

  • You need to apply for the certificate program as a regular student via our Application page.
  • Once you are accepted, you may start any term (Fall, Winter, Spring, or Summer).
  • After being accepted, you must attend an advising orientation.
  • Refer to the 2016-2017 Sustainabililty Certificate Schedule to plan your program.
  • Length of program depends on when classes are being offered and how many you wish to take per term.
  • Cost is $835 per credit plus fees. (Certificate requirement: 15 credits.)

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