Haas launched the Michaels Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Business in response to the growing need to empower new leaders with the capacity to lead the economic and social transition to a climate resilient, low-carbon, and equitable future. To address the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges requires significant innovation in management practices, in business models and supply chains, and in new products and technologies. The Michaels Certificate in Sustainable Business will equip aspiring leaders to evaluate operational and strategic decisions using a sustainability lens.
The Michaels Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Business curriculum exposes students to the underlying complexities in energy and environmental markets and the inherent challenges of building sustainable growth within our current economic systems. Upon completion, students will be better equipped with the necessary frameworks and practical skills to imagine and implement more sustainable business models, management practices, and technologies. Domain-focused classes will allow students to go deeper on specific topics of interest. The certificate will appear on the final transcript.
Participating students will also join a community of change-makers who are passionate about leading purpose-driven careers with impact. While classmates may share the same vision for a more equitable, more sustainable future, they may have different theories about how to achieve that end. Through collaboration within and outside the classroom, students gain exposure to new perspectives, developing a more holistic systems worldview.