Curriculum

The Sustainability Management curriculum prepares students for careers in the dynamic and rapidly changing field of sustainability. The curriculum emphasizes the practical skills and core knowledge that practitioners need to face both the known challenges of the present, as well as the unforeseen challenges of the future. The M.S.in Sustainability Management requires the successful completion of 36 credits divided among five comprehensive content areas:

In addition to the courses designed specifically for the program, sustainability management students can take classes across Columbia’s graduate schools, including the School of International and Public Affairs, the Mailman School of Public Health, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia Business School, Columbia Law School, the Graduate School of Arts and Science, and the Fu Foundation Graduate School of Engineering.

Course Spotlight

Access, Innovation and the Urban Transportation Transition
An urgent need exists to radically transform the transportation sector in the era of both climate change and urbanization. This class draws on a series of lectures, a case study approach and experiential learning in New York City, which provides a living laboratory for the issues and themes discussed in class around the transportation transition.