Skip to Content
Home /  Courses and programs / Sustainable Business Practices

Leading organizations are becoming more aware of compliance challenges, regulations in sustainability, and opportunities afforded by public interest in climate change, environmental issues, sustainability, and “green practices.” This creates a need for educated professionals to steer their organizations in the direction of sustainable practices that make sense for their business models and goals.

This certificate program provides an overview of environmental sustainability concepts and how to apply them in a business context. Learn the core principles behind environmental sustainability; explore the “business case” for sustainability; learn strategies for measuring sustainable practices.





Est. Cost



*Cost may vary due to elective course selection.



12 -18 Months*

*Varies by student and courses taken per quarter.


Certificate Benefits:
  • Offers a foundation in sustainability principles
  • Provides opportunity to develop, practice, and apply skills most beneficial on-the-job
  • Builds skills to assume more responsible roles within the industry
  • Create a portfolio of work demonstrating industry knowledge
  • Networking opportunities with instructors and peers


Industry Certification:

Select courses are approved by Green Building Council International (GBCI) to fulfill Continuing Education (CE) requirements. For more information go to


Transfer to Online MBA Program


Students who complete UC San Diego Extension's Sustainable Business Practices Certificate are eligible to receive a 10-semester credit block applied towards Antioch University Online's Master of Business Administration Program. Details on the Transfer Requirements are outlined below.


Transfer Course Requirements  

For more information:
Further reading:




There will be a $95 fee upon acceptance into the program

Popular in Environmental Management


CEQA Practice

Read More

Sustainability & Behavior Change

Read More

Facilities Management

Read More


There will be a $95 fee upon
acceptance into the program