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Global Sustainable Business Practices, Graduate Certificate

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Oya Tukel, Ph.D., Certificate Program Coordinator


The Graduate Certificate in Global Sustainable Business Practices prepares students with knowledge and skills to integrate sustainable business practices across all areas of a business. The Certificate is intended to prepare a new generation of leaders and practitioners with the skills and tools necessary to lead competitive yet sustainable business practices in today’s global market place.

The World Commission on Environment and Development defines sustainability as “meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.” Sustainable business practices involve social, economic, and environmental strategies that foster the health of our planet.

Program Objectives

The proposed graduate certification program will:

  • Educate the next generation of business leaders in sustainable business practices to make a positive contribution to the well being of our society.
  • Provide opportunities for “real-world” integrated global business learning that prepares students for the demands of the global market place.
  • Engage business school students with a network of public and private sector organizations in mutually productive relationships which benefit economic interests at a national as well as international level.
  • Promote international understanding of economically sustainable enterprises through graduate education and internships.

Faculty Engagement

Faculty research interests reflect both the conceptual and analytical nature of the field. Recent accomplishments include articles published in scholarly and professional journals, presentations at professional meetings, and grants. Faculty are also engaged with industry partners in advancing sustainability in business practices and management education.

Admission Information

The certificate program is designed for current MBA students who have completed the introductory level course work as well as for those who have earned the MBA degree. Applicants with non-business degrees may be admitted to the certificate program following a review of their academic credentials.

Credits earned as part of the certificate program may be applied toward a graduate business degree if approved by the student’s graduate program director, and if they are consistent with the policies of the Monte Ahuja College of Business and the College of Graduate Studies.

Submit application materials and official transcripts from previous degrees to the Graduate Admissions Office in the College of Graduate Studies.

Apply Now: http://www.csuohio.edu/gradcollege/admissions/apply.html

For further information, contact:
Dr. O. Tukel, Chair, Department of Operations and Supply Chain Management

For further information, contact:
Monte Ahuja College of Business
2121 Euclid Avenue, BU 539
Cleveland, Ohio 44115-2214
Phone: (216) 687-4740
FAX: (216) 687-9354
E-mail: o.icmeli@csuohio.edu

Certificate Requirements

The Certificate requires a minimum of 16 credit hours to complete the program. The program requirements are as follows:


Pre-requisites: Students wishing to enroll in MBA 650 , MBA 651 , OSM 652 , MBA 653  and MBA 654  must complete the MBA program’s “Level 1” foundation courses or obtain permission from the program advisor.

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