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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M.S. in Environment and Sustainability Management News

MS-ESM Program Prepares Students for Careers in Sustainability and CSR

January 14th, 2022

As sustainability becomes more deeply embedded in global business, an increasing number of diverse professionals are wondering how to break through. Georgetown McDonough’s new M.S. in Environment and Sustainability Management (MS-ESM) program convened a panel of Georgetown University alumni across various industries to discuss their experiences from both traditional and non-traditional pathways to careers in […]

Making the Business Case for ESG

November 17th, 2021

A new initiative at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business prepares students to be socially responsible leaders. This post by Vishal Agrawal, the Henry J. Blommer Family Endowed Chair in Sustainable Business, first appeared on the AACSB Insights blog. Companies competing in today’s socioeconomic context increasingly face urgent new environmental, societal, and governance (ESG) challenges […]