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Columbia University (Columbia)

, USA

http://ce.columbia.edu/

Certificate in Sustainability Analytics

Specialzation:

Department:
School of Continuing Education
Degree Type:
Non-Degree or other
Website:
http://ce.columbia.edu/certificates/sustainability-analytics-certificate
Language:
English
Description:

The strategic use of analytics is invaluable in managing sustainability efforts. Leaders seek more and better information to help understand the implications of current practices and to guide future decisions. There is a growing demand for professionals with quantitative and technical skills to collect, disseminate, and analyze sustainability-related information, and to facilitate the preparation of reports and analysis so that high-quality information is available for stakeholders to make informed decisions.

The Columbia University Certificate in Sustainability Analytics answers this need. The program provides prospective graduates with the expertise to use sustainability-related information across any enterprise. The courses focus on key topics in reporting, accounting, metrics and indices, as well as monitoring procedures. This program provides the hands-on technical skills that students will utilize in their careers. It is ideal for sustainability professionals and is applicable across a variety of industries: financial services, construction, utilities, energy, industrial manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, media, transportation and technology, among others.

Keywords:
sustainability , sustainablity management , green accounting , energy efficiency , sustainability metrics

M.S. in Sustainability Management

Specialzation:

Department:
School of Continuing Education
Degree Type:
Masters
Website:
http://ce.columbia.edu/Sustainability-Management
Language:
English
Description:

Sustainability issues are being addressed in many industries, nonprofits and governmental agencies and are incorporated broadly into different organizational functions, all with the common goal of creating a sustainable economy, society and environment.A range of sectors have a growing demand for sustainability professionals and many lawyers, engineers, marketers, communications professionals, policymakers and scientists have some form of sustainability responsibility in their position. Columbia has developed the new M.S. in Sustainability Management program to address the need to formally train and educate these sustainability practitioners. The program draws upon sophisticated environmental measurement tools, cutting edge environmental science and world class management and policy studies to help students fully understand the systematic and organizational role of sustainability in any organization.

Keywords:
environmental planning,policy,ecology,sustainability law,sustainable design

PhD in Sustainable Development

Specialzation:

Department:
School of International and Public Affairs
Degree Type:
Doctoral
Website:
http://www.sipa.columbia.edu/academics/degree_programs/phd/index.html
Language:
English
Description:

The sustainability of development presents some of the most important policy challenges concerning the future of our planet. None of these central issues can be understood from the sole perspective of a traditional discipline, whether in the social, natural, engineering or health sciences. The PhD in Sustainable Development combines a traditional graduate education in the social sciences, particularly economics, with study in the natural sciences and engineering, to prepare scholars who are uniquely situated to undertake serious research and policy assessments in furthering the goal of sustainable development. The program includes a set of rigorous core requirements in the social and natural sciences designed to provide a deep understanding of the interaction between natural and social systems, and provides students with the flexibility to pursue in-depth research in a broad variety of critical policy areas.

Keywords:
poverty,energy,agriculture,water,global health,ecosystems,disasters,conflict

Sustainable Water Management Certificate Program

Specialzation:

Department:
School of Continuing Education
Degree Type:
Non-Degree or other
Website:
http://ce.columbia.edu/certificates/sustainable-water-management-certificate
Language:
English
Description:

The Sustainable Water Management Certificate program will cover concepts of hydrology, water policy and regulation, economics, finance and conflict resolution. It is designed to provide sophisticated and multidisciplinary training in water issues?the nexus of natural science, social science and public policy. The program teaches skills applicable to a wide-range of professions including urban planning, manufacturing, sanitation, and NGO professionals domestic and abroad.

Students will gain a fundamental understanding of the science of the hydrological cycle. They will learn best practices in water systems management, identifying who uses water, quantifying how much water is used, and optimizing how that water is used. Students will learn how to develop reliable water supplies given diverse sources and variability in climate and water quality. Water issues are not only a matter of managing systems. They are also economic and political in nature. Students of this program will learn the intricacies of water financing, how it is priced and how large-scale water projects are funded. Other topics that will be covered include policy mechanisms to determine water allocation and water rights, as well as access and privatization.

Keywords:
sustainability , water , agriculture , health , energy , urban infrastructure


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