The Certificate in Sustainable Systems Analysis provides graduate students enrolled at Duke University:

 

  1. In-depth knowledge of sustainable sciences and sustainable systems theory as applied to global industry, supply chains and commerce.
  2. Theoretical foundations and hands-on training in analytics to measure and report on firm, product and innovations for sustainability.
  3. Multi-disciplinary project management skills to become organizational and technological innovators for sustainability and targets for hire by companies.

2011 Cohort on a Field Trip to Burt’s Bees Headquarters

With the SSA Certificate, students will receive substantive recognition of their knowledge and abilities in this area. Students completing this program are expected to be competitive for positions in the private for-profit sector, including global manufacturing, retailing, engineering, construction, service, and consulting firms, as well as public and non-profit sectors.

IMG_1577The Certificate is Directed by Dr. Jay Golden, Associate Professor of the Practice for Sustainable Systems Analysis in the Nicholas School of the Environment.  The Certificate is made available to students enrolled in the Master of Environmental Management (MEM) at the Nicholas School, the Pratt School of Engineering’s Master of Engineering Management (MEMP), the Master of Public Policy (MPP) at the Sanford School of Public Policy and students in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at the Fuqua School of Business.

Students wishing to earn a Certificate in Sustainable Systems Analysis will complete four courses: two industry preparatory core courses, an approved elective, and a capstone project course that demonstrates proficiency in the application of SSA skills.

The Certificate is a two-year course of study, with students working in teams generally with a corporate sponsor.  Students may participate in  an optional summer internship, undertaken simultaneously with the students’ other degree requirements.   It is expected most or all certificate components can be used to fulfill other graduate degree requirements (e.g., program-specific course requirements or other electives).

For additional information, visit the web site for the Duke Center for Sustainability and Commerce, the physical home for the Certificate http://center.sustainability.duke.edu/

 

 
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