Sustainable Business Certificate of Graduate Study

Sustainable Business Certificate of Graduate Study

Unlock Your Potential

Earn a Sustainable Business Certificate*

The Sustainable Business Certificate of Graduate Study (COGS) courses offered by Rowan University’s Rohrer College of Business (RCB):

  • cultivate a business mindset that combines a passion for creating positive environmental and social impact with the ability to increase global prosperity;
  • prepare you to carve out a career in this exciting sector and become an agent for change;
  • are a valuable stand-alone credential on your way to earning a master’s degree;
  • are ideal for those who have not yet taken the Graduate Admission Test (GMAT) as the GMAT is not required for admission to the COGS program; and
  • are fully transferrable into the MBA program at Rowan in the future to satisfy a Sustainable Business area of concentration.

 *pending university approval for Fall 2023 and beyond

Stand Out in Your Field

The need for expertise in sustainable business is growing rapidly across industries, from technology and manufacturing to agriculture, infrastructure and transportation, clean energy, marketing and corporate social responsibility. And sustainability methodology is becoming increasingly fundamental in all sectors: corporate, government, and nonprofit.

Using real-world immersion and project-based learning and inquiry, the Sustainable Business COGS prepares students to participate in global environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) efforts by collaborating with multinational leaders and executives to analyze sustainability issues and propose solutions.

Some roles and areas where this expertise is needed include:

  • ethical trade manager;
  • green building professionals;
  • finance manager for sustainability solutions;
  • impact reporting and assessment (for the carbon footprint);
  • data collection;
  • sustainability consulting, marketing and PR; and
  • finance—investment firms, financial performance, and cost analysis.

Why Choose a COGS?

A COGS pathway makes it possible to immediately focus on a specialized area of interest strategically tailored for your next career move or the next step in your education. The admissions process for a COGS is more streamlined than for a full degree, allowing a simpler entry point to explore graduate studies.

Pursuing a Certificate of Graduate Study (COGS) can contribute to your earning a promotion or higher pay, expand your responsibilities in your current role, and make your resume stand out.

Gain expertise you can add to your repertoire and resume now. Elevate your strategic and critical-thinking decterity, revitalize your skill set, improve your leadership and management potential, and give your work performance more agility and depth. 

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During our Program-Hosted Info Sessions, you'll learn about curriculum options, how our programs fit into a variety of career paths, admissions requirements, tuition and financial aid, and other important points for your planning and decision-making needs.

Learn More About Our Students and Alumni

Our MBA, MS Finance, Certificate students, and alumni bring a wide range of industry experience and varied career goals to the Rohrer College of Business (RCB). To learn more about some of our brightest RCB students and alumni, check out these select stories to get a sense of who might be your new contacts if you join us as a student or the type of talent you might hire if you’re looking to grow your team.