AREA 5: GENERAL AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

2 Courses in Public, Private, or Nonprofit General or Financial Management (6 credits)       

 

The general management requirement teaches the skills that are essential to shaping the behavior of an organization and thus to carrying out effective sustainability initiatives. Students will graduate equipped with the tools to shape organizational culture and employee behavior even as new environmental challenges arise. The financial management requirement gives students a foundation in finance and financial models, and an understanding of how environmental commodities markets regulate polluting industries and provide incentives for encouraging desired behaviors. Students will also investigate the credibility of “non-financial metrics” that often accompany sustainability efforts.

 

Courses:

SUMA PS5025 Corporate Sustainability Reporting and Strategy

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SUMA PS5142 Sustainable Finance

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SUMA PS5155 Energy: Markets and Innovation

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SUMA PS5170 Sustainable Operations

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SUMA PS5175 Global Environmental Markets

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SUMA PS5195 Accounting, Finance, and Modeling of Sustainable Investments

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SUMA PS5197 Financing the Clean Energy Economy

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SUMA PS5240 Sustainable Agriculture

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SUMA PS5040 ESG-Aligned Corporate Governance

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SUMA PS5380 Financing Natural Infrastructure

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SUMA PS5445 Impact Finance for Sustainability Practitioners

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SUMA PS5470 Circular Economy for Sustainability Professionals

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SUMA PS5525 Consumerism and Sustainability

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SUMA PS5650 Solar Project Development

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SUMA PS5690 Environmental Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities

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SUMA PS5700 Ethics for Sustainability Management and Finance

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SUMA PS5220 Sustainable Entrepreneurship

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SUMA PS5060 Sustainable Fashion & Startup Strategy

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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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