Educational Opportunities

Sustainable Systems Analysis Certificate

Student with booksA  two-year certificate in Sustainable Systems Analysis is being offered through the Nicholas School of the Environment. It will give students in-depth working knowledge of the economic, environmental, technological and social forces driving sustainability in the global marketplace today. 

The program is open to students pursuing degrees in environmental management at Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment, engineering management at the Pratt School of Engineering, public policy at the Sanford School of Public Policy, and business administration at the Fuqua School of Business. Jay Golden, the director of the Duke Center for Sustainability & Commerce will lead the program as the faculty director. The certificate is designed to provide students with the following:

  • In-depth knowledge of sustainable science and sustainable systems theory as applied to global commerce;
  • theoretical foundations and hands-on training in analytics to measure organizational and technological innovations for sustainability; and
  • multidisciplinary project management skills to become organizational and technological innovators for sustainability.

Students intending to apply should complete the enrollment form and send it to

Graduates who have earned a Certificate in Sustainable Systems Analysis include:


Cidney Christie

David Smedick


Damon Cory-Watson

Joseph Chou

Ying Hou

Phillip Lai

John Maravich

Sarah Dallas

Taylor Gelsinger

Jessica Lab

Yifei Qian

Peter Rau

Britta Victor

Esi Water 

Heidi Winner