Professionals looking to advance their career through training in sustainable management can choose from several specialized certificate options. The Sustainable Management Certificate Program provides an opportunity for working professionals to gain knowledgeable skills and begin to integrate sustainable management solutions and systems thinking into any industry. It enables students who may already have an MBA or MPA to come up to speed quickly with the ever-changing language and tools of sustainability and become a part of a growing network of sustainability leaders. Choose courses that fit your goals and focus on a specific skill set or competency.

Sustainable Management Certificate

Sustainable Energy Management Certificate

Cooperative Management Certificate in Seattle, WA 

Additional certificates are expected to be added starting spring 2019. Check back later or contact admissions with questions.


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Application Requirements

Learning Methods

The Certificate program combines the effectiveness of face-to-face learning with the convenience and efficiency of distance learning. Each semester the program is comprised of monthly four-day weekends of intensive interpersonal instruction in a classroom setting. On-site learning is combined with a robust, interactive online component, conference calls, readings, team-oriented assignments and projects with real companies. Certificate students generally attend PGS as part-time students, registering for one or two courses a semester. Students attend residency weekends for one or two days a month, and each class is a full seven hours of instruction. These residencies occur anywhere from Thursday through Sunday, one week a month.

Minimum Academic Standard

To be awarded a Certificate, a candidate must have a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (cGPA) of 3.0 after completing all courses required for the certificate. If a candidate does not achieve the cGPA minimum, they will not be granted a Certificate. All candidates are subject to PGS Add/Drop and Withdrawal deadlines. Certificate candidates are not eligible for Leaves of Absence or the issuing of incomplete grades.