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Required Courses

Courses may be taken in any order however we recommend that students begin with Introduction to Sustainability

Introduction to SustainabilityBUSA-40729

Units: 3.00

$595

Get an introduction to the basics of environmental sustainability - energy, transportation, water use, recycling, and natural resource life cycles. Discover ways individuals, organizations, and govern...

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Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Economics and Life Cycle Cost AnalysisENVR-40013

Units: 3.00

$595

Sustainability professionals are frequently charged with defining the economic value of implementing environmental and social sustainability practices. In this course, students will be presented with ...

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Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Measuring Sustainable ImpactENVR-40015

Units: 3.00

$595

Learn how to measure the impact of sustainability programs and create a plan for making changes for your business or organization. Students will learn how to set environmental baselines for energy, wa...

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Typically Offered: Winter, Summer

Elective Courses

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Resource ManagementBUSA-40677

Units: 3.00

$595

Today’s business leaders face a burgeoning demand for both information and management techniques to implement programs on recycling, waste management, and water conservation. These are the issues crit...

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Typically Offered: Winter, Summer

Conservation PsychologyENVR-40000

Units: 3.00

$595

Conservation Psychology Programs to conserve water and energy, reduce our auto-dependency, recycle, and adapt to climate change have one thing in common: to be effective, they must consider the human ...

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Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Behavior Change Strategies for SustainabilityENVR-40006

Units: 3.00

$595

Behavior Change Strategies for Sustainability This course focuses on the strategies and tools needed to change individual behavior and promote environmental protection. Students will learn how to asse...

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Typically Offered: Winter, Summer

The Sustainable Supply ChainBUSA-40742

Units: 3.00

$645

Managing a supply chain that is not only efficient, but encourages the sustainability of resources has become a challenge for companies of all sizes. Selection of socially responsible suppliers, mode ...

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Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Strategic Planning and InnovationENVR-40014

Units: 3.00

$595

Strategic planning for sustainability is one of the most sought after hard skills by today s employers. In this course, students will gain the tools needed to identify and prioritize the issues and op...

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Typically Offered: Winter, Summer

Leading and Managing ChangeBUSA-40978

Units: 3.00

$645-$695

Today s working professionals are frequently leading others through dynamic and changing landscapes. They are tasked with leading their teams to do more with less, championing new changes amid uncerta...

Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Environmental JusticeENVR-40027

Units: 3.00

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Upcoming Start Dates:
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Other Courses of Interest

California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)BUSA-40739

Units: 2.00

$495

California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) This introductory course provides a comprehensive overview to one of the most important environmental laws in California. Participants will learn about the ...

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Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Bending the Curve: Climate Change Solutions for the Investment and Financial SectorENVR-70000

Units: 0.00

$150

Course Description This fully online course is designed for finance and investment sector C-suite executives and senior leaders. It provides an overview of climate change science, with a particular fo...

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Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Transfer to Online MBA Program

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Students who complete UC San Diego Extension's Sustainable Business Practices Certificate are eligible to receive a 10-semester credit block applied towards Antioch University's online Master of Business Administration Program. View Transfer Course Requirements.

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Conditions for Admission

UC San Diego Extension programs are designed to best serve college-prepared working professionals. Although programs are open to all adult learners, where program capacity is limited, applicants with this profile will receive preference for admission.

Contact Information

Stefania Wright at unex-environmental@ucsd.edu

Advisory Board

Michelle Breslauer, MSc

Transformational Governance Lead

United Nations Global Compact

Tim Kidman, MESM

Managing Director, Sustainability Strategy

Edison Energy

Jan Kleissl, Ph.D.

Professor

University of California San Diego

Chad Reese, MBA

Environmental Affairs Manager

San Diego County Regional Airport Authority

Julie Verdugo, MBA

Head of Sustainability and Impact

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There is no fee when applying to this program. Students will be required to pay a $95 certificate fee upon enrollment into the program after acceptance.