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January and Spring Term 2024 course registration is now open!

Corporate Sustainability and Innovation Graduate Certificate

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Gain the skills you need to help your organization adopt sustainable practices.

Foster innovation and develop long-term plans to minimize environmental impact.

What You'll Learn

  • Apply corporate sustainability principles — including carbon accounting, cost reduction, and operational efficiency — to achieve specific objectives.
  • Develop management systems and performance frameworks for sustainability practices for use in a variety of organizations.
  • Approach financial planning through the lens of sustainability and with a deeper knowledge of financial analysis, financing, valuation, risk assessment, and sustainable investments.
  • Effectively navigate and lead through significant organizational change.

Our Community at a Glance

Whether you aim to shape global policies or lead local green initiatives, our programs will equip you with the skills and experience to succeed in a sustainability career.

  • 35

    Average Age

  • 80%

    Working Full Time

  • 14%

    Students Outside the U.S.

  • 1.5 years

    Average Time to Complete

Certificate Courses

For the certificate in Corporate Sustainability and Innovation, you’ll take courses from the following categories:

  • Certificate core courses (choose at least 2 courses; you may select up to 4 courses)
  • Certificate electives (you may select up to 2 courses; however, elective courses are not required for this certificate)

Search for Courses

You can browse courses by term — fall, spring, or summer — in the DCE Course Search & Registration platform.

Earning Your Certificate

To meet the requirements for the certificate, you must:

  • Complete the four certificate courses for graduate credit.
  • Earn at least a B grade in each course.
  • Complete the courses within three years.

Learn more about pursuing a certificate and the process of requesting your certificate.

Anton Raneses
I would never have been able to connect the dots of human activity, global environmental change, and the impact on equality and equity concretely otherwise without my time in Cambridge. Through my education, I learned how to deal with the challenges of working in the real world.
Anton Raneses
Master of Liberal Arts in the field of Sustainability; Graduate Certificate in Corporate Sustainability and Innovation, '20


Affordability is core to our mission. When compared to our continuing education peers, it’s a fraction of the cost.

Our Tuition (2023–24 rate) $3,220 per course
Average Tuition of Peer Institutions $5,476 per course
Average Total Cost $12,880