Cert. of Prof. Achv. On Campus Online

Sustainable Finance

6 months
2428 USD/credit 29136 USD/full
2428 USD/credit 29136 USD/full
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The Certification in Sustainable Finance at Columbia University prepares students to meet the growing demand for professionals who understand and can integrate the fundamentals of both corporate sustainability and financial analysis. 


Courses cover the special risks and opportunities revealed by the integration of environmental, social, and governance factors in capital markets, innovative financing methods to fund the transition to a global low-carbon economy, sustainable project and infrastructure finance, responsible and impact investing, green and carbon accounting, and environmental markets.

Key Features 

  • Students will learn traditional financial and accounting tools supplemented with sustainability-specific methods and topics.
  • The Sustainable Finance certification program at Columbia University equips graduates with the practical information and tools they need to understand the impact of environmental sustainability in corporate financial management and in financial markets, and to enable them to prepare for and manage the consequences of both.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Financing the Clean Energy Economy
  • Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Sustainable Investing and Economic Growth
  • Energy and Sustainable Development
  • Solar Project Development
  • Impact Finance for Sustainability Practitioners
  • Sustainable Finance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 6 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


12 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application form
  • Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • Statement of academic purpose (500 to 750 words)
  • Résumé
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Demonstration of English Proficiency
  • Video Essay

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29136 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2428 USD per credit during 6 months.
  • National

    29136 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2428 USD per credit during 6 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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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