Managing for Sustainability Certificate

Managing for Sustainability Certificate

This certificate is designed for working professionals and gives a deeper understanding of sustainability and the technical knowledge to lead sustainability initiatives in companies. The certificate can be completed online, on campus, or a blend of both, depending on your course choices.

Shareholders and investors are looking for evidence that organizations are working to conserve and preserve resources while managing for profitability. The CU Denver Business School is one of the few in the country that provides a high-quality, globally accredited education on sustainable management in all aspects of business.


To earn the certificate, you will need to complete four semester-long graduate Business School courses. Credit from these courses can be applied to a future graduate degree at the CU Denver Business School.  You may finish your certificate by completing a significant sustainability-related project where you work. 

Choose four courses which can be completed in a number of different business functions from finance, marketing, accounting, and entrepreneurship. Past course topics include:

  •  Managing for sustainability
  •  Business and the natural environment
  •  Accounting and finance for sustainability
  •  Supply chain management
  •  Business ethics and social responsibility
  •  Marketing and global sustainability
  •  Global climate change
  •  Entrepreneurship and emerging markets
  • Business ethics and corporate social responsibility
  • Sustainable change leadership: Turning business Into a force for good
  • Marketing and global sustainability