Out with the old business model. In with the future.

Applications are now open!

In today’s competitive market, enterprises need to anticipate and meet the needs of consumers and stakeholders—and they’re making their voices heard. Worldwide, businesses are responding at an unprecedented rate by incorporating concerns for social change, environmental integrity, and profit into their organizational decisions. From the banning of plastic drinking straws and single-use plastic bags to companies committing to reducing carbon emissions to organizations contributing to charitable community and educational initiatives, sustainable enterprises aren’t simply a passing trend, but the new gold standard.

The University of Vermont is pleased to offer the 15-credit, fully online Certificate of Graduate Study in Sustainable Enterprise, a comprehensive framework for learning how enterprises can be both profitable and responsible, providing you with the business strategies, experience, professional network, and credentials to make an impact on your career and the planet.

Using core curriculum from UVM’s #1 ranked Sustainable Innovation MBA program, the Certificate of Graduate Study in Sustainable Enterprise is designed to:

  • Develop your business knowledge as you learn how sustainability issues impact business practices across organizational divisions
  • Progress your understanding of how enterprises stay competitive by incorporating triple bottom line concepts into their business strategy
  • Deliver courses that fully integrate sustainability issues, similar to the Sustainable Innovation MBA (SI-MBA), and draw on the knowledge and business acumen of our esteemed Grossman School of Business faculty and industry experts succeeding in their field

The fully online certificate will require 15 credits in the field of sustainable enterprise, including four required courses (12 credits) from three core enterprise content areas, including: accounting, marketing, operations, and supply chains, and one required course (3 credits) in a capstone course designed around leading sustainable innovation. Students can choose one elective course (3 credits) from a variety of topical electives, including: finance, new business models, and entrepreneurial family business. The program will offer two online courses each semester, with students expected to take one or both courses. Students may start the program in the fall, spring, or summer, so it will be possible to complete the program in one year.

Graduates of the Certificate of Graduate Study in Sustainable Enterprise will demonstrate or achieve:Students working at VSECU

  • Awareness of sustainable enterprise practices
  • Understanding of essential elements of core business principles needed to analyze and evaluate problems
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a diverse team environment











What: Certificate of Graduate Study in Sustainable Enterprise
Application deadline: Rolling. See course schedule.
Next Start Date: August 29, 2022
Certificate Tuition:
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Credits: 15 credits (5 courses)
Duration: One year
Accreditation: Graduate Certificate
Learning Format: Online