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Aquinas College

Graduate Certificates



Anaheim University- Certificate in Sustainable Management

Anaheim University offers a Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Management. Students select 3 sustainable management courses from a choice of 4 and the convenient 6 week course format permits program completion in 18 weeks. The Certificate is offered 100% online.

Aquinas College

The Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Business requires a total of 12 credits. Courses include:

Certificate in Biomimicry

This two-year certificate program is offered by the Biomimicry Institute, in cooperation with the Biomimicry Guild, and is intended for individuals possessing an undergraduate or more advanced degree. "The program is designed to give attendees the skills necessary to become practicing biomimics. The course will be taught by a suite of experts, led by Dr. Dayna Baumeister, co-founder of the Biomimicry Guild, in the fields of biomimicry and sustainability with several guest lectures by prominent, world-renowned visionaries in the fields of sustainability, green business, green chemistry, ecological design, and more."

Davenport University- Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Sustainable Business Development

This Post-Baccalaureate Certificate is offered to students that have completed a Bachelorís Degree and wish to understand and apply sustainable business methods to their career. This 15 credit hour curriculum focuses on educating students of triple-bottom line concepts, international perspectives, leadership, and social responsibility.

Michigan Technological University

The Graduate Certificate in Sustainability requires a total of 15 credits and formally recognizes curricular breadth in the following areas:

Portland State University (PSU)

The PSU Certificate Program in Implementing Sustainability provides the key concepts, tools, and resources you need to start developing your organizationís sustainability program. In the workshops, you will apply key concepts to real-world problems and actual situations in the workplace. The certificate consists of four core courses and two electives.

University of Michigan- Graduate Certificate in Industrial Ecology

The primary objective of the Program in Industrial Ecology (PIE) is to provide University of Michigan graduate students fundamental skills in, and knowledge of, industrial ecology methods and applications. PIE's certificate complements any field of study by providing specialization in technological and industrial innovation, consumer behavior and consumption patterns, policy and regulatory issues, and economic factors and market forces to achieve more sustainable systems. Participating students will be better prepared to design and manage natural and industrial systems to meet human needs in an environmentally, economically and socially sustainable manner.

University of Southern California

The goal of the Center for Sustainable Cities Graduate Certificate Program is to produce superior scholars prepared for leadership positions in a wide variety of domains: academia, private sector firms, nongovernmental bodies, and public agencies. Students seeking to complete the Sustainable Cities Graduate Certificate Program must be pursuing graduate programs in one of many disciplines: engineering, biology, chemistry, earth sciences, economics, geography, international relations, political science, public policy, sociology, urban planning, and others. They receive a graduate degree in their field, while specializing in urban sustainability problems.

University of Vermont

The University of Vermont offers a 100% online Master Certificate in Sustainable Innovation. Students will learn about how the Triple Bottom Line of people, planet, and profit are connected and help maintain profitability, and meet environmental and social responsibilities. Through a series of online video lectures students will earn their certificate in 24 weeks.

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