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Online Courses in Sustainability Studies 2021

Courses are versatile study programs that can be valuable for several desired educational outcomes. A course is usually one class and may be beneficial if the student looks to gain initial knowledge about a subject, hone a particular skill or simply learn more about a personal interest. What is a course in sustainability studies? Sustainability courses examine the relationship between humans and t… Read more

Courses are versatile study programs that can be valuable for several desired educational outcomes. A course is usually one class and may be beneficial if the student looks to gain initial knowledge about a subject, hone a particular skill or simply learn more about a personal interest.

What is a course in sustainability studies? Sustainability courses examine the relationship between humans and the environment. The field of sustainability often focuses on mitigating the environmental impact caused by human activities by encouraging dynamic solutions to the world’s waste, food shortage, climate change, conservation and pollution challenges. Sustainability can be a bridge linking different yet interrelated fields such as environmental science, conservation and economics.

Studying sustainability can provide the student with a number of valuable life skills. Working with others in a collaborative environment can foster the important skill of teamwork. Additionally, a sustainability student will likely become quite knowledgeable about both environmental science and economics, two subjects that often translate to higher salaries and better job potential.

The cost of a sustainability course or degree varies from school to school. It is likely a sustainability program will take the student at least two years to complete. It’s best to contact schools for the most current financial information.

When the student has completed the study requirements for a sustainability course, he or she can pursue jobs in a variety of fields. Job opportunities for sustainability course graduates commonly include positions in environmental science organizations, conservation associations, landfill and waste remediation facilities, water treatment facilities and private environmental consulting firms. Job titles for program participants are varied and can range from project manager to environmental analyst to sustainability consultant.

To find out more about taking a sustainability course online, visit the course listing page and fill out the website form. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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FutureLearn
Melbourne, Australia

Discover the impact of human activity on our planet, and what we can do to ensure a sustainable future for everybody.

Discover the impact of human activity on our planet, and what we can do to ensure a sustainable future for everybody. -
Courses
Part-time
2 weeks
English
Online
 
Grace Education
Paris, France

Are you preparing for The Leed Green Associate Examinationor Property Management Certification? Sign up to take a free diagnostic test to determine your strengths and weakness ... +

Are you preparing for The Leed Green Associate Examinationor Property Management Certification? Sign up to take a free diagnostic test to determine your strengths and weaknesses. -
Courses
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online
 
Instituto BME
Madrid, Spain

This course is planned from a multi-comprehensive approach to the transformative moment that finance is experiencing with the already inseparable adjective of “sustainable”, b ... +

This course is planned from a multi-comprehensive approach to the transformative moment that finance is experiencing with the already inseparable adjective of “sustainable”, but also from the context in which it is produced, how it is developing and what to expect from all of this. -
Courses
Full-time
100 hours
Spanish
14 Oct 2021
Online
 

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South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences, XAMK
Mikkeli, Finland +3 More

Climate change is a top discussion topic, but easily influenced by myths and misconceptions. This Micro Course introduces current science to help you understand the basics beh ... +

Climate change is a top discussion topic, but easily influenced by myths and misconceptions. This Micro Course introduces current science to help you understand the basics behind the phenomenon, current trends and actions that we all can take to be climate heros. -
Courses
Full-time
Part-time
10 hours
English
Online
 
University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Gain insights into the organisational risks and opportunities posed by climate change, and learn to lead a low carbon transition and rewire your business model for long-term v ... +

Gain insights into the organisational risks and opportunities posed by climate change, and learn to lead a low carbon transition and rewire your business model for long-term value and resilience. As public concern over sustainability challenges and ESG integration intensifies and climate-related organisational risks escalate, the ability to build more resilient business models that thrive in a low carbon economy has fast become a strategic imperative. The Business and Climate Change: Towards Net Zero Emissions online short course from the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) provides a comprehensive understanding of how to mitigate the business risks of climate change and oversee a low carbon transition for long-term resilience and overall value. Over eight weeks online, you’ll explore real-world examples of successful low carbon initiatives and discover how to utilise innovation to build a resilient, profitable business model for the future, stimulating a ‘triple bottom line’ of people, profit, and planet. On completion of this course, you’ll walk away with a practical low carbon transition action plan, and the ability to lead change within your organisation and beyond. -
Courses
Full-time
8 weeks
English
Online
 
School of Sustainability
Milan, Italy

An SOS-certified course for those who want to acquire the necessary practical skills to becoming Healthy Materials and Sustainable Products consultants in the fields of design ... +

An SOS-certified course for those who want to acquire the necessary practical skills to becoming Healthy Materials and Sustainable Products consultants in the fields of design. -
Courses
Full-time
4 weeks
English
Oct 2021
30 Jun 2021
Online
 
Yale School of Management
New Haven, USA

Improve your profit and purpose, guided by world-class faculty and experts.

Improve your profit and purpose, guided by world-class faculty and experts. -
Courses
Part-time
6 weeks
English
Online
 
Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Oxford, United Kingdom

Corporations are under increasing scrutiny for their contributions to society and the environment. Against this backdrop, a business strategy that considers its environmental ... +

Corporations are under increasing scrutiny for their contributions to society and the environment. Against this backdrop, a business strategy that considers its environmental impact is vital. There is an increased demand for corporate leaders with the ability to drive sustainability and shift the traditional methods of value creation towards the concept of the triple bottom line. -
Courses
Part-time
6 weeks
English
Online
 
MIT Sloan School of Management (Get Smarter)
Cambridge, USA

Harness opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurship.

Harness opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurship. -
Courses
Part-time
6 weeks
English
Online
 
Northwestern Kellogg School of Management
Evanston, USA

Demonstrate the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion in your organization in order to turn dialogue into action and lead transformative change.

Demonstrate the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion in your organization in order to turn dialogue into action and lead transformative change. -
Courses
Part-time
6 weeks
English
Online
 
Harvard Business School Online
Cambridge, USA

Climate change. Income inequality. Social injustice. These are just three of the big problems of our time. In Sustainable Business Strategy, you will learn how businesses can ... +

Climate change. Income inequality. Social injustice. These are just three of the big problems of our time. In Sustainable Business Strategy, you will learn how businesses can thrive and grow while simultaneously playing a major role in solving some of these big problems. You will also learn how you as an individual can make a difference. -
Courses
Part-time
3 weeks
English
01 Jul 2021
22 Jun 2021
Online
 
edX
Cambridge, USA

Learn how to contribute to a sustainable economic system by implementing novel business and design approaches.

Learn how to contribute to a sustainable economic system by implementing novel business and design approaches. -
Courses
Part-time
7 weeks
English
Online
 
Institute of Advanced Design Studies
Budapest, Hungary

The Advanced Design for Sustainability (ades4s) course offers a one-year highly immersive, co-creative transdisciplinary program to postgraduate students from all backgrounds. ... +

The Advanced Design for Sustainability (ades4s) course offers a one-year highly immersive, co-creative transdisciplinary program to postgraduate students from all backgrounds. In this course, we guide our students towards becoming Thought Leaders in Sustainability whose job will be to influence the actions taken in traditional practices of design, architecture, technology, engineering, or in other fields where material outputs are produced. -
Courses Courses
Full-time
9 months
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Acudemy
London, United Kingdom

We’ve all heard and used the words ‘equality’ and ‘diversity’ before but what do they actually mean and how do they affect you as an employer or employee?

We’ve all heard and used the words ‘equality’ and ‘diversity’ before but what do they actually mean and how do they affect you as an employer or employee? -
Courses
Full-time
English
Online
 
UK Open College
UK Online, United Kingdom

The Environmental Studies specification enables students to gain an insight into the environment and the scientific processes that control and affect it.

The Environmental Studies specification enables students to gain an insight into the environment and the scientific processes that control and affect it. -
Courses
Part-time
700 hours
English
Online
 

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