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Master of Science in Sustainability Management

Program Details

In the Master of Science in Sustainability Management program, you’ll learn methods and theories of sustainability from both a business and practical engineering perspective. The program will address the modern contradictions between the natural world, the community, and the profitability of businesses. While exploring the topic of sustainability, you’ll learn to incorporate social, ecological, and economic conditions with the goal of reconciling the needs of the present generation without compromising the needs of future generations. Building on a comprehensive introduction, you’ll apply sustainability concepts to managerial ideas and practices with perspectives that include risk assessment, life cycle, lean supply chain, firm excellence, and innovation. You’ll find ways to combine engineering and sustainability concepts in energy, environment, watershed, and buildings. Career options with this degree include project manager, sustainability manager, analyst, design professional, engineer, environmental consultant, resource manager, and others.

Program highlights:

  • Entire program can be completed online
  • Apply science and methodology to evaluate sustainability concepts
  • Use environmental awareness when designing, manufacturing, and managing processes
  • View engineering and management problems through a lens of sustainability
  • Make economic, environmental, and socially sound decisions
  • Evaluate the impact of products, processes, and activities through their life cycles
  • Cultivate professional, legal, and ethical decision-making skills


Must hold a bachelor's degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university where an overall GPA of 2.5, or where a GPA of 2.75 or higher was achieved in the last 90 quarter units. Students with a GPA of 2.0 to 2.49 may be admitted to the University if they have a satisfactory score on one of the following tests: GMAT, GRE, Miller Analogies Test, or an approved, standardized program-specific exam.

Accreditation & Licensing

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission