Kogod School of Business MS Sustainability Management

Master of Science in Sustainability Management

Become a sustainability leader with a savvy business perspective.

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Take the next step in your career at Washington, DC's first business school

Kogod’s Master of Science in Sustainability Management (MSSM) program offers classes in business, science, public policy, and international sustainability, preparing you to lead in all areas of the field.


Gain hands-on experience while you:

  • Experience sustainability abroad with the program’s annual international trip.
  • Study on an AASHE certified green campus and engage with AU’s Office of Sustainability.
  • Get a business perspective with one of the few sustainability programs in the nation that is housed in a business school.

Exploring Sustainability in Copenhagen

Seeing so many sustainable business practices in action was really inspirational

This Spring, the MSSM program embarked on their first international trip to Copenhagen, Denmark. The annual trip exposes students to countless sustainability-focused and innovative organizations overseas.

Stephanie Piperno, MSSM '17, was part of the Copenhagen cohort. Her favorite part of the experience? The time shared with classmates.

"Because many MSSM students are part-time, it's not always easy to get to know each another," says Piperno. "The week-long journey offered the opportunity to do so-and the chance to bounce ideas off one another. We were able to process everything we learned as a group."

What sets Kogod's MS Sustainability Management program apart?


AU's AASHE Green Certified Campus

Green Certified

American University is an AASHE certified green campus, which encourages a strong focus on sustainability across campus. The office of sustainability offers additional opportunities for engagement outside of Kogod.

Washington, D.C.'s Potomac River

Unparalleled Location

American University's location in northwest Washington, DC, offers a wide variety of opportunities for internships and jobs in the private, public and non-profit sectors.

Irrigation techniques used in other countries.

Global Perspective

Students participate in a global trip focusing on issues of sustainability around the world, along with a capstone experience that integrates what they've learned inside and outside the classroom.