Are you looking to make a global impact today? The Georgetown Master of Science in Environment and Sustainability Management (MS-ESM) is a jointly offered degree that blends scientific knowledge with business principles—a powerful combination that will enable you to decisively address looming environmental threats and help build a more sustainable future within almost any organization.

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The Georgetown Environment Initiative (GEI) along with the McDonough School of Business and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences created this degree with the understanding that science and business principles are both critical to achieving sustainability goals across the globe.

Georgetown’s MS-ESM is a full-time, 11-month interdisciplinary program held on-campus in Washington, D.C. The unique curriculum combines principles of environmental science with a foundation in business management, delivering the comprehensive knowledge you need to become a principled leader in environment and sustainability.

While learning and working toward a career focused on protecting the environment, you will enjoy the unparalleled access only Washington, D.C. offers to thought leaders, policymakers, industry experts, transnational organizations, global corporations, nonprofits, and government entities. Learn from instructors at the forefront of sustainability equipped with the creativity, knowledge, and technical skills needed to make a strategic societal impact within any organization or sector.

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MS in Environment and Sustainability Management News

New Business of Sustainability Initiative at Georgetown McDonough to Prepare Leaders and Organizations to Positively Impact the Environment

September 28th, 2021

Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business has launched a new Business of Sustainability Initiative to prepare current and future leaders to make the business case for sustainability.  “Only at McDonough can you study the business of sustainability with access to interdisciplinary expertise across Georgetown University’s renowned programs, global business and policy leaders found in Washington, […]

How Georgetown’s New M.S. in Environment and Sustainability Management Degree Prepares Students for Careers at the Intersection of Business and Science

September 21st, 2021

Georgetown University recently announced a new M.S. in Environment and Sustainability Management (MS-ESM) degree that blends business and science to prepare graduates to help their organizations positively impact the environment.  This joint program is a partnership among the Georgetown Environment Initiative, the McDonough School of Business, and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, with […]

Business and Science Converge in new Georgetown University M.S. in Environment and Sustainability Management

August 5th, 2021

For those seeking to help organizations reduce their impact on the environment by harnessing the power of business, Georgetown University is offering a new interdisciplinary M.S. in Environment and Sustainability Management (MS-ESM).  A collaboration among the Georgetown Environment Initiative, the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, and the McDonough School of Business, the STEM-designated program […]