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Over 11 months, students in Georgetown’s STEM-designated Master of Science in Environment and Sustainability Management (MS-ESM) program complete 16 courses (30 credits), covering a range of science and business topics. Courses are delivered in-person on Georgetown’s Washington, D.C., campus in a module format, with skill-building courses spanning six weeks and science-oriented courses running for a full semester.

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Fall — 12 credits

Fall Semester

  • Environment, Business, and Sustainability Management: Incorporating Ethics, Equity, and Justice (3 credits)
  • Environmental Science I: Earth Systems and Natural Processes (3 credits)

Module 1

  • Accounting for Sustainability Management (1.5 credits)
  • Climate Change Impact and Measurement (1.5 credits)

Module 2

  • Finance Accounting for Sustainability Management (1.5 credits)
  • The Economics of Climate Change (1.5 credits)

Spring — 12 credits

Spring Semester

  • Environmental Science II: Human and Social Dimensions of Natural Resource Use (3 credits)

Module 3

  • Using Data and Analytics to Lead Change (1.5 credits)
  • Sustainable Operations, Supply Chains, and Marketing (1.5 credits)
  • Principles, Applications, and Impacts of Energy Technology (1.5 credits)

Module 4

  • Environmental Visualization and Storytelling with Data (1.5 credits)
  • The Business of Sustainable Energy (1.5 credits)
  • Capstone Course (1.5 credits)

Summer — 6 credits

Module 5

  • Firm Analysis and Strategy (1.5 credits)
  • ESG Finance and Impact Investing (1.5 credits)
  • Leading Teams for Performance and Impact (1.5 credits)
  • Capstone Course (1.5 credits)