Program Overview

The University of Vermont offers an online Advanced Certificate in Sustainable Innovation for those interested in learning how to make businesses economically profitable through viable environmental practices.  This program is a great resource for executives, managers, entrepreneurs, community organizers and anyone seeking to promote green energy.

The three courses required to obtain the certificate include: Principles and Strategies for Sustainability, Sustainable Operations, and Sustainability Best Practices and Implementation.  These courses are designed to make you fully conversant with the topics and trends relating to how sustainability affects businesses, communities and non-profit organizations.  When you possess mastery of these topics businesses will trust your analysis so they can make the necessary changes for profitable sustainability.

UVM’s convenient online video-based e-learning platform provides insightful presentations to make your business a model of sustainability.  Successful changes to operations such as waste management and energy efficient transportation increases productivity and increases cost effectiveness.  You will also be made aware of governmental regulations for sustainability practices.  Obtaining these skills improves your chances of becoming employed as one of the following positions: director of sustainability, green marketer, environmental sustainability coordinator or environmental management specialist.  The efficacy of the Triple Bottom Line is just a certificate away.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

    School Overview

    The University of Vermont is a public, land-grant research university located in Burlington, Vermont. UVM offers students the ability to pursue degrees at the bachelor, master’s and doctoral level. Founded in 1791, UVM is recognized as one of the original eight public Ivies. Ira Allen, recognized as the university's founder, provided much of the funding and planning in UVM’s beginning years. In 1865, the University of Vermont joined with Vermont Agricultural College. The University of Vermont took several socially progressive steps throughout the years. UVM was the first U.S. institution of higher learning with a charter to entirely disaffiliate from any religious denomination. In 1871, UVM accepted two women to the university and in 1875 allowed women to become full members of the prestigious academic honor society Phi Beta Kappa. Additionally, UVM again defied convention by accepting an African American student into the society. 

    UVM offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees, as well as certificates, from the following schools and colleges:

    • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
    • College of Arts and Sciences
    • Grossman School of Business
    • College of Education and Social Services
    • College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
    • Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
    • College of Nursing and Health Sciences
    • The Honors College
    • The Graduate College
    • Larner College of Medicine

    Every year, thousands of non-traditional students continue their education at the University of Vermont. Through collaborations with UVM’s various colleges and schools, UV offer courses and programs that can lead to a career change, professional development, or preparation for a degree.


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