Sustainable business is a commitment to ecologically sustainable business practices, such as renewing energy, recycling products, building green, investing green and using our resources efficiently. This short-term certificate in Sustainable Business Leadership focuses on sustainable business practices to include marketing and business strategies that promote green business. Courses compliment other advanced degrees or working professionals interested in sustainable business leadership. 
Completion Award
Certificate of Completion
Length of Study
15 Credits
Starting Quarter
Fall, Winter, Spring

  1. Understand the role of Business in society and the importance of sustainable business practices
  2. Identify and describe sustainable business initiatives and marketing practices
  3. Create and diagram sustainable business systems
  4. Develop sustainability assessments and report on sustainability progress

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Employees and employers, business and government leaders, families, students and educators can incorporate knowledge of sustainable business practices into current or new positions. Depending on level of education and skills, positions may include: Sustainability Managers, Home Energy Specialist, Green Investment Managers, Sales Representative, Marketing Specialist, Sustainability Specialist, Advocate and Trainer.

Potential employers include: Small businesses, corporations, government agencies, public and private schools-basically, any business or organization that subscribes to clean, renewable energy, resource efficiency and environmental care.

Estimated Tuition & Fees

(does not include additional program or course fees, books, or supply costs)

Per Quarter
WA-Resident Non-WA resident,
US citizen, &
Eligible non-citizen

On Campus
Non-WA resident
Non-US citizen¹
Non-WA resident, US citizen
Online Only
1 credit $150.18 $246.87 $337.97 $166.09
5 credits $658.90 $1,142.35 $1,597.85 $738.45
12 credits (full-time) $1,418.96 $2,393.98 $3,312.20 $1,579.76
15 credits $1,592.00 $2,579.20 $3,508.25 $1,755.35

¹ Includes all International Students, both on campus and overseas online

Additional Fees
Approximately $20 - $120 per quarter, depending on courses selected

Ways to pay for school

Federal aid, scholarships, grants, and more are available to help you pay for school.

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