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MS Sustainability Management Curriculum

The Kogod M.S. in Sustainability Management degree at AU is designed to integrate future-oriented business education with environmental and social science, public policy, and international issues. It is one of the few non-MBA sustainability programs housed in a business school, and is fortunate to have the resources of one of the greenest universities in the U.S. to help advance sustainability both on and off campus.

Full-time students can complete the MSSM in one year. Part-time students can complete it in two years.



The MSSM is comprised of the successful completion of 21 credits in core courses and 9 elective credits, with the latter selected from dozens of courses in 4 sustainability career fields.


Core Courses

  • Sustainability Systems: Business, Science, Policy, and International Issues
  • Social Sustainability Strategy
  • Environmental Science or Environmental Sustainability and Public Policy or Environment and Politics
  • Marketing Management
  • Financial Analysis of the Firm
  • Sustainability International Experience
  • Applied Sustainability Management



Sustainability Executive:

  • Managing for Climate Change
  • Marketing for Social Change
  • Environment and Development

Sustainability Entrepreneur:

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Social Enterprise
  • New Venture Business Plan

Sustainability Consultant:

  • Water, Energy, & Sustainable Enterprise
  • Sustainable Products & Purchasing
  • Consulting Practicum

Sustainability Communications Executive:

  • Managing Non-Profit Organizations
  • Environmental Sustainability & Public Policy
  • Urban Planning and Sustainability



The Kogod Center for Career Development (KCCD) is committed to helping all students reach their career goals. Through the KCCD, students receive one-on-one coaching, group instruction, and access to customized industry and networking events, and on-campus recruiting.



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