PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN

Sustainable Management

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START
*
DURATION
12 months
HOURS OF EFFORT
8-10 hours a week
MIT CEU’s
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LANGUAGE
English
FORMAT
Online
PRICE
*
CANDIDACY FEE
$150 USD

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN

Sustainable Management

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START
July 1st, 2022
DURATION
12 months
HOURS OF EFFORT
8-10 hours a week
MIT CEU’s
*
LANGUAGE
English
FORMAT
Online
PRICE
$13,400 USD*
CANDIDACY FEE
$150 USD

*

Why is Sustainability so Important for Industry and the World at Large?

The full scope of ‘Sustainability’ covers a range of topics from our global environment to industries and infrastructure, to complex geopolitical dynamics. All are inextricably interconnected. Understanding the limitations of our outdated systems at every level, in every field, is a critical first step in understanding how we can begin to envision a better way forward.

The programs in this professional certificate have been carefully chosen by experts in the field of sustainability to emphasize the family of knowledge and related practices most conducive to producing comprehensive sustainable change.

Realizing our current state of sustainability is essential. From here we must highlight how to evolve, enhance, and implement our systems for the future. Today, more than ever, we rely on leaders who are experts in the subjects of sustainability, and who can execute sustainable change from the ground up. MIT Professional Education’s Professional Certificate in Sustainable Management is aimed at professionals who want to better execute sustainable practices in their chosen sectors or areas of influence.

An Online Professional Certificate Program for Sustainable Management

Will you lead the charge forward towards a more optimized and sustainable future? Our Professional Certificate will provide you with the critical foundational education and tools necessary to produce real, lasting changes in the modern world and future for generations to come.

This Professional Certificate in Sustainable Management will place an emphasis on:

Metrics for
measuring sustainability

Theory for
comprehensive understanding

Strategy and planning
for implementation

Practical exercises
and applications

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The Learning Journey

In this 12-month online program, participants will explore these four courses and one additional elective course in-depth to discover how to better understand and implement Sustainable Management.

The skills you will develop

MIT Professional Education’s Professional Certificate in Sustainable Management seeks to equip professionals from various industries with the critical skills and expertise they need to improve sustainability in their given spheres of influence.

By immersing yourself in the five courses the Professional Certificate in Sustainable Management consists of, you will become a well-rounded and reliable agent for change in matters of sustainability, and develop potent skills in:

1.

Identifying the root causes of environmental decline that have caused economic and social damage, leading to an increased and urgent need for sustainable practices.

2.

Effectively assimilating information from a wide range of fields related to sustainability.

3.

Exploring metrics and evaluation methods for determining sustainability of the different components of systems.

4.

Describing key technologies that enable the circular economy including materials recycling, water purification, and gas treatment.

5.

Analyzing and critique the outputs of circular economy models and simulations to gain confidence in existing outputs.

6.

Calculating different measurements of sustainability.

7.

Mapping out interactions between components, identifying feedback and potential unintended consequences, as well as system lock-in.

8.

Estimating the rates of change needed in determinants of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

9.

Formulating policies directed at promoting real-world, effective sustainable practices.

In addition, you will receive a Certificate of Completion

All participants who successfully complete all five courses will receive an MIT Professional Education Certificate as well as (mit-ceu) Continuing Education Units.

In order to obtain CEUs, participants must complete a required CEU accreditation form. CEUs are calculated based on the number of learning hours in each course.

* A CEU is a unit of credit equivalent to 10 hours of participation in an accredited program for professionals.

This Professional Certificate is designed for

Professionals interested in climate change mitigation efforts and innovation opportunities, as well as those with a desire to make meaningful changes in the way they approach and implement Sustainable Practices regarding infrastructure and industry. The certificate is particularly useful for professionals who want to establish a comprehensive understanding of sustainability for the benefit of their organizations or business ventures. The participants poised to benefit most from the expertise and skills shared through this course include:

  • Engineers and technical professionals looking to take a data-informed approach to devising climate change mitigation solutions that are informed by an understanding of the role and evolution of various energy technologies.
  • C-suite executives and mid-to-senior-level managers seeking to develop an understanding of the concepts and key definitions of systems theory and its relation to infrastructure development and engineering.
  • Policymakers and development agencies interested in gaining insights into sustainable infrastructure improvements and development to support economic growth while working toward targets such as the UN SDGs.
  • R&D, finance, and investment managers seeking insights into how to best optimize their energy-related portfolios through better anticipation of technological breakthroughs in the field.
  • Climate Consortium members who aim to vastly accelerate the implementation of large-scale, real-world solutions to meet climate change challenges, while inspiring transformative climate progress across industries and across the globe.
  • Consultants seeking to provide their clients with innovative and sustainable infrastructure solutions for business problems while demonstrating credibility and capability through a respected course.
  • Industries and sectors that are very material-intensive wanting to mitigate the impact that they have on the environment and seek out more sustainable and effective methods in the construction process of their materials.
  • *Professionals in the fields of marketing, sales, business development, market analysis, consulting, policy, and entrepreneurship will also benefit from the resources offered in this program.

*We recommend that functional and multifunctional teams participate in the program together to accelerate the adoption of sustainable practices.

Meet the Faculty of this program*

*Faculty are listed in alphabetical order
PROFESSOR OF BUILDING TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM IN THE DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE. DIRECTOR OF MIT ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS INITIATIVE

Prof. John E. Fernández

“To succeed in reducing global greenhouse gas emissions, one should use the most powerful tool for amplifying the benefits of each investment: technology innovation”.

Professor of Building Technology Program in the Department of Architecture in MIT and Director of MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative

Professor Fernández is first and foremost a practicing architect who has designed more than 2.5 million square feet of new construction in major cities around the world including New York City, Tokyo, and Shanghai.

His work in sustainability began with research regarding materials for high performance buildings, low energy residence, and urbanization.

• He founded the MIT Urban Metabolism Group to focus his research on the resource intensity of cities as well as on design and technology pathways for future urbanization, taking part in projects across four continents.

• He is a member of more than 15 organizations, the most prestigious of which being his role on the Board of Directors of the Building Envelope Technology and Environmental Council of the National Institute of Building Science; New Ecology, Inc; and the Center for Sustainable Energy of the Fraunhofer Institute.

• He is also a proud author of two books and numerous articles in scientific and design journals, as well as a speaker for conferences and symposia around the world.

RESEARCH SCIENTIST, MIT - ADJUNCT LECTURER OF PUBLIC POLICY, HARVARD KENNEDY SCHOOL

Afreen Siddiqi

“As we optimize resource extraction and energy production and use, we need to shift our focus to understanding the interconnectedness of our finite resources”.

Siddiqi’s research develops systems-theoretic methods, with data-driven analysis, for novel insights to inform design, decisions, and policy for engineered systems. The methods combine simulation, optimization, and decision analysis. Her recent work has focused on new hydropower, desalination, waste-to-energy, and agriculture systems, and on understanding the systemic interconnections between water, energy, and food security.

• Siddiqi earned her B.S. in mechanical engineering, M.S. in aeronautics and astronautics, and Ph.D. in aerospace systems, all from MIT.

• She received the Rene H. Miller Prize in Systems Engineering and was a recipient of the Amelia Earhart and Richard D. Dupont fellowships.

• Siddiqi has co-authored one book and over 90 publications in some of the world’s foremost technical and scientific journals.

PROFESSOR IN THE INSTITUTE FOR DATA, SYSTEMS, AND SOCIETY

Prof. Jessika Trancik

“To succeed in reducing global greenhouse gas emissions, one should use the most powerful tool for amplifying the benefits of each investment: technology innovation”.

Jessika Trancik is a professor in the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research examines the impacts of technologies and the reasons behind technological change. Trancik has developed theory and predictive models to understand why some technologies improve faster than others, and what technology features enable rapid innovation. In particular, her work focuses on accelerating clean energy development by informing decisions made by engineers, policy makers, and private investors. This work spans all energy services including electricity, transportation, heating, and industrial processes. Trancik’s theories and models have been applied to new and developing energy technologies, such as solar energy and batteries, and to electricity and transportation systems.

Her models have also been used to inform government innovation policy, and applied in diverse industries, including finance, healthcare, manufacturing, software, and consumer products. Trancik’s work has been published in journals such as Nature, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nature Energy, Nature Climate Change, and Environmental Science and Technology, and has been featured by news outlets such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, Financial Times, and NPR.

• Professor Trancik received her B.S. from Cornell University and her Ph.D. from the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar.

• Professor Trancik received her B.S. from Cornell University and her Ph.D. from the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar.

• Trancik’s models for forecasting technological change have informed engineering design, public policy, and investment portfolios.

PROFESSOR OF AERONAUTICS, ASTRONAUTICS AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING AT MIT

Prof. Olivier de Weck

“Technology is the deliberate creation and use of objects and processes to solve specific problems”.

De Weck is a leader in systems engineering research. His focus is on how complex human-made systems such as aircraft, spacecraft, automobiles, printers, and critical infrastructures are designed and how they evolve over time. His main emphasis is on strategic properties that have the potential to maximize lifecycle value and minimize planned obsolescence.

Since 2001, de Weck’s group has developed original quantitative methods and tools that explicitly consider manufacturability, flexibility, commonality, and sustainability, among other characteristics. De Weck’s teaching emphasizes excellence, innovation, and the irrefutable bridge between theory and practice.

• De Weck holds a degree in industrial engineering from ETH Zurich and an M.S. in aeronautics and astronautics from MIT.

• He earned his Ph.D. in aerospace systems from MIT.

• De Weck was an engineering program manager on the F/A-18 aircraft program at McDonnell Douglas.

Learn about the admission process

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Fill out the application form, completing the required information about your academic and work profile, and telling us your motivation for the certificate.

2

Pay the candidacy fee of $150 USD (non-refundable).

3

After receipt of the candidacy fee, you will receive a call from the Admissions Team for a telephone interview.

4

The Admissions Committee will evaluate your application, taking into account your academic and work profile, and your motivation for the certificate.

5

We will inform you of the result within 2 working days after the interview.

6

If you are accepted, you will be able to make the payment through the secure Flywire platform. Your place will be reserved for one week from the moment that acceptance is confirmed.

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Your place will be definitively confirmed when we receive your payment.

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You will receive a welcome email with the next steps.

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And finally, you will be part of this transformative journey.

Are you ready to create sustainable infrastructure systems, mitigate climate change, and accelerate technological transition, all while exploring strategies and opportunities for sustainability?

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