Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.12
Liaison Amir Nadav
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of St. Thomas
AC-4: Graduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 3.00 Elise Amel
Faculty Director
Office of Sustainability Initiatives
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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for graduate students?:
No

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Does the institution offer one or more graduate-level sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates?:
Yes

Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate:
Graduate Certificate in Strategic Risk and Responsibility

A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:

There is significant demand, especially in regulated industries, for individuals with a strong understanding of corporate risk management, compliance, governance, social responsibility and sustainability – and a specific need for leaders with knowledge and skills across these critical functions, which are seldom optimally aligned in organizations. The graduate certificate in Strategic Risk and Responsibility aims to explore the interconnectivity and influence of these key areas to improve managerial decisions and strategic planning, while providing students with the fundamentals of risk evaluation and decision theory, reputation management, corporate governance, compliance programs and processes, and organizational business ethics—with particular attention paid to corporate social responsibility, sustainability, and resilience.

The two core courses, BETH 650: Compliance Programming and MGMT 751: Risk Management, are based on the organizing principle of the relationship between risk management, compliance, governance, and sustainability. All students choose an elective from one of the following Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability courses (3 credits):
- Global Risk Leadership & Sustainability (MGMT 753)
- Strategic Sustainability (MGMT 714)
- Social Entrepreneurship (ENTR 708)


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Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Certificate in Power Electronics and Systems

A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):

This certificate addresses the microgrid and the penetration of alternative energy systems (Distributed Energy Resources - DERs) into the legacy power grid and the humanitarian/sustainable evolution in developing countries where microgrids may leap-frog grid-deployment itself. Two of the four required courses are sustainability-focused (Power Electronics and Smart Grids; Renewable Energy Generation) and a third course is sustainability-inclusive (Electric Machines and Vehicles).


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