Graduate Program Overview
All ISP graduate programs introduce, prepare and equip professionals in the emerging academic theory and technical application of sustainability by addressing the interactions between the planet, business, and society. Each course provides opportunities for students to research and incorporate chosen focus areas of sustainability into assignments, case studies and presentations. Students encounter sustainability concepts in a variety of settings, including the classroom, on-line, professional interactions, team building, community events, service opportunities, domestic and international travel and research.
Students encounter these concepts in classroom, on-line, professional interaction, team building, community event, service opportunity, domestic/international travel, and research venues that prepare them to immediate fulfill the growing demand for professionals with knowledge of sustainability trends and practices.
These programs provide:
- 3-hour courses offered each month
- ISP classes meet two weekends (Friday evening and Saturday) each month, with one evening orientation at the beginning of each course.
- All books, materials and weekend meals are included in course fees.
- All assignments, homework submissions, exams and grading are conducted electronically.
- Multiple on-campus and local events with business and environmental leaders for networking opportunities.
- Travel opportunities to notable sustainability destinations, conferences and cultural experiences (additional travel fees not included in tuition).
- Opportunity to pursue professional certifications such as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accredited certification and other approved options within graduate credit.
The Certificate of Graduate Studies is comprised of five graduate courses (15 credit hours). The Certificate of Graduate Studies in Sustainability is designed for professionals who seek a short-term educational experience, with formal documentation, that broadens their knowledge of theories and best practices in the sustainability field. Whether you already have a master’s degree or have many years of professional experience, a Graduate Certificate in Sustainability can add value to what you offer employers and clients, and will position you within your chosen field as a leader in sustainability.
Master of Science in Sustainability Program
Dual Degree Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in Sustainability Program
The Dual Degree program is designed for professionals who want both a comprehensive business school experience and more in depth training and education in sustainability principals. The program consists of 48 credit hours.
Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Sustainability
The Master of Business Administration, with a concentration in Sustainability (a Green MBA), is provided through Lipscomb University's College of Business. The Sustainability concentration is an option for students admitted to the MBA program and requires 9 hours of sustainability coursework. To attain the Certificate in Sustainability, in addition to the MBA degree, students must complete an additional 6 hours of ISP course work for a total of 15 ISP credit hours.