Clean Energy & Sustainability (Graduate Certificate)

The Clean Energy and Sustainability (CES) Program now offers workforce training in clean energy and sustainability at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

The CES graduate certificate comprises four courses, including an internship/practicum component.

Clean energy is one of the fastest growing sectors globally, according to Clean Edge, and Massachusetts is in the forefront of this trend. Markets and career opportunities are also growing rapidly in energy efficiency, smart grid, carbon trading, and related financial and professional services. In business, managers in every sector and every function, from operations and marketing to accounting and finance need to become knowledgeable about sustainability management and reporting. Similarly, this topic is increasingly important for people working in government, education, and nonprofit organizations.

With this growth comes new expectations for workforce education and training, and UMass Boston is paving the way. A joint venture of UMass Boston's College of Management (CM) and the School for the Environment (SFE), these programs also feature collaborative engagement with area businesses, nonprofit and social enterprise organizations, and other groups committed to building a more sustainable world.

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Required Courses
MGT688: Business and Climate Change
MGT698/669/EEOS 698: Internship/Practicum  (OR: Independent Study, if no suitable internship available)

Elective Courses (select two):
EEOS670 Environmental Economics
(Or - EEOS 675 Economics of Renewables: Marine & Energy Resource)

EEOS684/MGT674 Climate and Energy: Law, Policy, and Management

MBA AF 631 Environmental Accounting and Finance

MGT671 Environmental Management and Organizational Sustainability
(Or - MBAMGT 678 Environmental Management: Implementation Issues)

MBAMGT673 Clean Energy Entrepreneurship and Sustainability

MBAMGT688L Global Warming and International Business Management