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Graduate Diploma in Green Business Management and Sustainability

Developing professionals managing companies and organizations that embrace green business and sustainability

Green business looks to reduce, or avoid by design, negative impacts on the local or global environment. Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Green Business Management and Sustainability graduate diploma in business administration is ideally suited to professionals venturing into management at companies that embody or are embracing sustainability. Through this program you will be provided with the knowledge, skills and tools to direct companies and organizations toward environmental and economic sustainability, as well as covering many elements of a traditional business management program.

Within the program, six general courses allow you to develop your business-related critical thinking, and analytical, communication, team work and interpersonal skills. They also allow you to develop skills in management of innovation and digital transformation.

The program is rounded out with five green business specialty courses, covering sustainability and business administration, green marketing management, ecological economics for organizations, sustainable operations, and principles of green and clean technologies for business and society’s sustainability.

Career opportunities in green business management and sustainability

Upon successful completion of the program, you are eligible to receive a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration – Green Business Management and Sustainability. The diploma prepares students for thousands of jobs that are expected to be needed in related areas of business in the coming years, such as business development, marketing research, economic analysis, policy development, program administration, business management consulting, advertising, marketing, public relations, and science policy research.

Profile of a successful green business management and sustainability student

The following characteristics are likely to support your successful completion of the Global Business Management graduate diploma in business administration at KPU:

  • A strong undergraduate background, particularly if you studied business, science, technical, tourism or government studies.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Work experience – recommended but not required.
  • A strong interest in incorporating environmental, social, and economic sustainability knowledge and skills into your academic and professional life.
  • A willingness to learn, research and apply knowledge in a competitive environment.

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