The Advanced Program in Sustainable Management covers the foundational topics in sustainability, carbon management, environmental business strategy, project implementation, environmental law and policy, compliance management systems and climate change risk-mitigation strategies.


There are no formal prerequisites for the Advanced Program in Sustainable Management, but a bachelor's degree is recommended.

Curriculum Requirements

The program comprises 10 semester units of Core Courses, totaling 150 hours of instruction.

Candidates must pay a nonrefundable program registration fee.

You must take all courses for a letter grade. To receive the Award of Completion, you must maintain an overall minimum 2.5 grade point average, with a grade of C or better (no C- grades) in each course. All coursework must be completed within five years of registering for the program.

How to Register

By registering, you declare your intention to complete the curriculum. To register online for the Advanced Program in Sustainable Management, complete these two steps:

  1. Submit the online registration, and complete your student account profile if you are a new student.
  2. Pay the nonrefundable registration fee through your shopping cart.

Estimated Cost

Each course is priced individually, and you pay the course fee at the time of enrollment. The program has an estimated cost of $4,100 to $4,850 (not including course materials or registration fee). Course fees are subject to change.

Certificate and Award Request

Once you have completed the program coursework, notify UC Berkeley Extension in writing that you have completed the curriculum and request your Award of Completion. Send an email to After your records have been reviewed, verified and approved, your award will be sent to you in the mail. The review of your records is usually completed within six to eight weeks after you request your award.

Advisory Board

David Zilberman
Professor and Robinson Chair, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
UC Berkeley

John Elliott
Chief Sustainability Officer
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Robert Ogilvie
SPUR Oakland

Martin Bermudez
Principal Consultant

William Coleman
Eco-Asset Solutions Inc.

Barbara Toole O'Neil
Principal Consultant
Redhorse Corporation

Kevin Ng
Assistant Energy Manager
UC Berkeley

Katherine Walsh
Director, Student Environmental Resources Center (SERC)
UC Berkeley