M.Sc. On Campus

Sustainability Management

Columbia University

18 months
2346 USD/credit 56304 USD/year
2346 USD/credit 56304 USD/year
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This Sustainability Management program at Columbia University is designed for those who wish to pursue a career in management that takes into account both the environment and the economy. 


Graduates transform how organizations do business by formulating and implementing sustainability strategies. The coursework combines the study of management with classes in state-of-the-art sustainability practice and science, with full-time and part-time options for those with current professional obligations.

Key Features 

  • The Sustainability Space is a series of virtual, discussion-based events for students studying sustainability at The Earth Institute, Columbia University. Hosted by faculty and student group leaders, these discussions explore a variety of critical topics, ranging from energy to equity and more.
  • The Sustainability Management curriculum at Columbia University prepares students for careers in the dynamic and rapidly changing field of sustainability. 

Programme Structure

  • The curriculum emphasizes the practical skills and core knowledge that practitioners need to face both the known challenges of the present, as well as the unforeseen challenges of the future. 
  • The M.S. in Sustainability Management requires the successful completion of 36 credits divided among five comprehensive content areas.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 32 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application form
  • Transcripts 
  • Your Résumé
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Statement of academic purpose (500 to 750 words)
  • English proficiency
  • Video Essay

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    56304 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2346 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    56304 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2346 USD per credit during 18 months.

Living costs for Manhattan

2638 - 5751 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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