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The Expanding Role of Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management in Educating Professionals: The Case of Columbia University

Cohen, Steven Alan; Small, Courtney

This paper describes Columbia University’s graduate offerings in sustainability policy and management, highlighting the expanding role of executive-style training in the growing fields of environmental policy and sustainability management. The purpose of the paper is purely descriptive: to provide a summary of the goals, curricula, and audiences for these three programs to help other universities that may be engaged in planning similar courses of study.

Columbia University, across its many schools, provides a number of professionally oriented graduate degrees in environmental policy and sustainability management. This year, the School of International and Public Affairs launched a new concentration in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management for the Executive Master of Public Administration (MPA) program. This concentration, coupled with the existing Executive MPA core, emphasizes integrated thinking, training students to analyze issues of environmental sustainability.


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International and Public Affairs
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September 25, 2015


A paper prepared for discussion at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, October 18-20, Austin, Texas.