AREA 2: ECONOMICS AND QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS 

3 Courses (9 Credits)

  • 2 Courses in General and Sustainability Economics (6 credits)  

  • 1 Course in Quantitative Analysis (3 credits)        

The economics requirement reflects the fact that sustainability managers must understand the financial costs and benefits of sustainability practice. After completing this requirement, students will have a good understanding of what sustainability means from an economic perspective, both in the traditional and broader socioeconomic sense. The quantitative analysis requirement gives students the necessary tools to utilize data samples when analyzing a larger issue, allowing them to more efficiently determine the best way to proceed on a particular project.

Some courses can be used to fulfill either the Economics requirement or the Quantitative Analysis requirement. Students should consult the course registration materials or their faculty advisor for more details.

Economics

SUMA PS5020 Cost Benefit Analysis

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SUMA PS5150 Energy and Sustainable Development

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SUMA PS4190 Economics of Sustainability Management

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SUMA PS5195 Accounting, Finance, and Modeling of Sustainable Investments

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SUMA PS5320 Sustainable Investing and Economic Growth

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Quantitative Analysis

SUMA PS5021 Theory and Practice of Life Cycle Assessment

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SUMA PS5033 Decision Models and Management

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SUMA PS5035 GHG Emissions: Measuring and Minimizing the Carbon Footprint

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SUMA PS5169 Sustainability Metrics

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SUMA PS5193 Statistics for Sustainability Management

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SUMA PS5205 Geographic Informations Systems (GIS) for Sustainability Management

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SUMA PS5255 Data Analysis & Visualization in Sustainability

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CONTACT US

 

Notice on Campus Visits

In light of the evolving Covid-19 situation and the University’s guidelines for on-campus activity, Columbia University SPS Admissions has suspended all in-person campus visits for the Fall 2020 semester. We invite prospective students to drop by our virtual walk-in hours with general admissions questions.

 

Weekly virtual walk-in hours 

Tuesdays (10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT)

Thursdays (12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT)

 

Admissions Counselors can connect you directly to students, alumni, faculty, and facilitate virtual class visits. You can also register for an information session. Our virtual events allow you to interact with our admissions staff and learn more about the Columbia SPS community.  If you have any questions, please contact our office at inquire@sps.columbia.edu or 212-854-9666. 

 

If you would like to receive more information about the M.S. in Sustainability Management program, please contact Samantha Ostrowski, Associate Director, at sostrowski@ei.columbia.edu.

Campus Visits, Graduate School Fairs & Company Presentations

We are eager to host you on the Columbia University campus or to meet you at one of our information sessions.

Our program offers a part-time option for working professionals. If your company would like to host an information session, please contact us. For more information about the graduate school fairs that we attend throughout the United States, please contact Chandler Precht, Program Manager at cprecht@ei.columbia.edu

 

Program Contacts

Samantha Ostrowski

Associate Director

sostrowski@ei.columbia.edu

Mariví Perdomo Caba

Senior Program Manager

mp3221@columbia.edu

 

Office of Admissions
School of Professional Studies
203 Lewisohn Hall
212-854-9666
sustainability@sps.columbia.edu

IMPORTANT DATES

 

 

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Spring 2021: November 1, 2020

Fall 2021: May 15, 2021

HBCU FELLOWSHIP DEADLINES

Program Application Deadline: December 30th

For more information about the HBCU Fellowship, 

please visit this website or contact 

hbcu-fellowship@sps.columbia.edu.

If you would like to receive more information about the M.S. in Sustainability Management program, please submit your contact information below.

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