Sustainability Management (MS)

Offered by the Kogod School of Business.

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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 (3 credit hours)

Career Track (9 credit hours)

Complete 9 credit hours from one of the following, or other graduate courses as approved by Program Director:

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.