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Columbia University’s Master of Science in Sustainability Management program features interdisciplinary training from the world’s premier sustainability academics, researchers, and practitioners. Students learn the use of leading-edge policy and management tools that can help businesses, NGOs, and governments address critical sustainability issues.

The up-to-the-minute curriculum is created by the world-leading Columbia Climate School and combines the physical dimensions of sustainability with general and financial management, economics, quantitative analysis, and policy so that graduates can thrive in the job market. Students have access to Columbia’s unparalleled resources and network of sustainability professionals, along with its global alumni base.

The program is offered by Columbia’s School of Professional Studies and is offered as both a full and part-time course of study to accommodate working professionals. Students have the flexibility to choose from a variety of courses to round out their studies, including those offered by other of Columbia’s globally ranked graduate schools.


Program graduates work for some of the world’s most impactful organizations, including:

  • American Express

  • Citi

  • Clinton Global Initiative

  • Con Edison

  • Patagonia

  • Google

  • HSBC

  • Natural Resources Defense Council

  • Nike

  • Samsung Electronics

  • United Nations Global Compact

  • World Bank Group

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Professional Development Resources

Students and alumni benefit from professional development opportunities through the Columbia Climate School and through the School of Professional Studies’ Career Design Lab. Resources include skill building, access to leading practitioners, career networking, and specialized job search strategies and tools.

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