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Sustainable Business Certificate of Graduate Study

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Program Information

The Rowan Experience
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The COGS in Sustainable Business is designed for individuals looking to expand their knowledge and opportunities in the area of Sustainable Business. In this program, graduate students will examine the historical and philosophical origins of “sustainability” and “sustainable business”, examining how companies have responded to environmental problems, sought to serve an emerging market segment, and handled the nitty-gritty of implementing sustainability-oriented changes in areas ranging from operations and product design to finance, marketing, and human resources management. Increasingly we are aware of negative environmental and social outcomes of businesses around the world. For years it was accepted business could do some harm, so long as profits were made. But now, many in society and the business world alike demand better. While businesses and the political-economic milieu in which they operate are frequently villainized as the cause of environmental problems, it remains true that business activity and the world of commerce more broadly offer a powerful avenue for righting environmental wrongs. For that reason, this program also examines the impacts of “green” industries, products, and business practices

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The Certificate of Graduate Study in Sustainable Business is a part-time program offered in an accelerated online format. It requires the completion of 9 graduate semester hours (3 courses).

  • 3 Courses / 9 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: No
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 9 S.H.
MGT 06530 Sustainable Commerce* 3
MGT 06531 Sustainability Assessment* 3
MGT 06532 Topics in Sustainability Innovation and Problem Solving* 3
ENT 06505 Entrepreneurship & Innovation 3
ENT 06506 Corporate Entrepreneurship and New Venture Development 3
ENT 06601 Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing for Change 3
ACC 03507 Government and Not-For-Profit Accounting** 3

*Choose two courses
**This course is offered face-to-face

Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

Admission Requirements
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The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional actions or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below, a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or will indicate any missing items.

  • Completed Application Form
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
  • Current professional resume
  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives
    • Provide reasons for pursuing the program. Describe how you might use this program to advance your career (educational goals beyond the master's level, if applicable, are also relevant).
  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)
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