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Graduate Degree Programs

Sustainable Management Practices

Graduate Credit Certificate Program

Dr. Barrie E. Litzky
The School of Graduate Professional Studies
Penn State Great Valley
30 East Swedesford Road
Malvern, PA 19355
Telephone: 610-725-5286
Fax: 610-725-5224

The School of Graduate Professional Studies at Penn State Great Valley offers a 12-credit Graduate Certificate program in Sustainable Management Practices. The primary goal of this certificate program is to prepare individuals to design, implement, and evaluate new or existing sustainable practices in their organizations. Sustainability in this context refers to the operational policies and practices that seek to maximize not only the economic, but also the social (employees, community) and environmental (physical) outcomes of an organization.


Admission Requirements

Applicants must apply for admission to the certificate program via the Graduate School application for admission. Admission requirements are stated in the GENERAL INFORMATION section of the Graduate Bulletin. International applicants must satisfy the English proficiency requirement. Individuals wishing to enroll in this graduate certificate program are expected to have achieved a 3.0 (B) or higher undergraduate grade point average. Applicants holding a master's degree should have attained at least a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (B) in pervious graduate work. Professional experience will be taken into consideration for admission. Applicants must submit a current resume and a statement of intent or career objective. 


BUSAD 802(3), BUSAD 582(3); BUSAD 809(3); BUSAD 824(3); BUSAD 879(3); MGMT 507(3); SYSEN 507(3)


BUSAD 802 is required. Three electives must be chosen. 


Effective Date: Fall Semester 2016
Expiration Date: Fall Semester 2021

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2016

Review Date: 1/10/2017



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