Sustainability Management (MS)

Offered by the Kogod School of Business.

Admission to the Program

In addition to meeting the minimum university requirements for graduate study, applicants must have earned an undergraduate bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a satisfactory grade point average. Applicants may also need to submit a GMAT or GRE score; please visit http://www.american.edu/kogod/admissions/ for more information. Applicants whose first language is not English must have a satisfactory score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The program may be completed on a full-time or part-time basis.

Degree Requirements

  • 30 credit hours of approved graduate work including 21 credit hours of core and 9 credit hours in a career track
    • A minimum of 24 credits taken in residence at American University is required
  • Capstone experience: MGMT-720 Applied Sustainability Management  (3)

Course Requirements

Core (18 credit hours)

Capstone Experience (3 credit hours)

Career Track (9 credit hours)

Complete 9 credit hours from one of the following tracks:

Sustainability Executive

Sustainability Entrepreneur

Sustainability Consultant

Sustainability Communications Executive

American University offers students the opportunity to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees through its combined bachelor's/master's programs. Advanced undergraduates admitted to a combined degree program that includes a master's degree from Kogod are eligible to take graduate-level courses and may apply up to 9 graduate credit hours earned as an undergraduate toward the requirements for both degrees. See Combined Bachelor's and Kogod School of Business Master's Programs for more information.