Sustainable Business


The Sustainable Business graduate certificate will provide a foundation for designing sustainable organizations and businesses and related concepts pertaining to sustainability. Organizations and businesses from all sectors need to develop sustainable practices and models to minimize their environmental footprint and maximize their social responsibility to all stakeholders to meet the requirements of a sustainable, low carbon economy. The goal of this certificate is to provide participants with the knowledge, literacy, skills and tools they need to create more sustainable organizations.

Course Location/Delivery

The Certificate is offered both partially online and on campus.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA. or department approval.

Application Process

To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.

* Portfolio applications will be considered.




A total of 12 credit hours required for the certificate.

Required Courses 

9 credit hours are required


3 credit hours are required. Please choose one of the following courses:

Credit Toward Graduate Degree

Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval.

Standardized Tests

International students must submit a TOEFL score when English is not the native language. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the web-based test is required.

Time Limit

Per University Policy, all Certificates have a five year time limit; however, the approximate time to complete the Certificate is three years.

Department Contacts

Sharon Hanna-West
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Washma Abid
Academic Services Administrator
813- 974-5397
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Graduate Certificates
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