MBA in Sustainability

Earn your MBA with a specialization

Make your CV stand out from other MBA graduates. Specialize in hot topics like green energy, renewable energy, corporate social responsibility, and healthcare policy.



Our standard MBA completion time is 18 months, but flexibly paced. The faster you finish, the more money you’ll save.


15-20 hours per week which fits into your work schedule so you can earn while you learn. 


Learner-centric, mission driven, 100% online, offering a next-generation learning experience. 


Sustainability in focus: your courses

When you take a Nexford MBA with a Specialization in Sustainability, you’ll need to complete three specialized courses in addition to 10 core MBA courses. You’ll learn skills based on the latest employer needs and market trends – this is what we call our Workplace Alignment Model – our curriculum is designed to equip you with the skills you need and employers are looking for.

  • Food and Agribusiness

    SUS6160 Food and Agribusiness

    3 course credits

    Food and Agribusiness explores how the next wave of innovation in the industry represents the biggest transformation since the industrial revolution. Through case analyses and practical agribusiness scenarios, learners examine global challenges faced within the food and agriculture industries and develop a sound understanding of what it takes to manage an agricultural business.

    You’ll investigate how insurance and financing, supply chain management, global food trade, and innovative technologies such as machine learning, sensing, and customer behavioural understanding can improve the efficiencies and cost-effectiveness of food and agribusiness industries (FAEs), and broaden your knowledge and understanding of the global challenges being faced within the food and agriculture industries.

  • Renewable Energy

    SUS6170 Renewable Energy

    3 course credits

    The Renewable Energy course provides learners with a foundational understanding of the applications of renewable energy practices. This course focuses on key business skills and competencies needed to determine successful economic, technical, and societal applications of renewable energy practices. Learners examine basic energy principles, terminologies, policies, and applications for domestic and international markets.

    You’ll apply industry wide and/or industry sector renewable energy practices, and execute relevant management practices, principles, and perspectives related to sustainability and corporate social responsibility. These practices include corporate and executive management, operations management, entrepreneurship, venture capital and finance activities, infrastructure investment, management consulting, and other business related, technical specializations.

  • Managing Healthcare

    SUS6180 Managing Healthcare

    3 course credits

    Managing Healthcare is designed to help learners develop competencies for identifying and evaluating emerging markets within the healthcare industry. In this introduction to organizations in healthcare, you’ll examine the wide-ranging complexities encountered by management and critique current thinking in management and leadership.

    Through case analyses and practical healthcare scenarios, you’ll analyze the global challenges faced within the healthcare industry and develop a sound understanding of what it takes to manage a global health business. You’ll also come away with a solid foundation in understanding and aligning the national health agenda with personal and organizational pledges to population-based wellness.

Key Skills

BudgetingHealthcare managementHealthcare strategyLeadershipBusiness strategyRenewable energy strategyProject managementAgribusiness strategyConsumer researchData analytics

Be a responsible business leader

  • Focus your online MBA on the sustainable enterprise and best business practices used today
  • Your MBA specialization paves the way for a "greener" future – from sustainable accounting to entrepreneurship in developing economies to renewable energy
  • Gain a competitive edge in a fast-changing world with hard skills like digital fluency and business analysis
  • Make informed business decisions, and lead with confidence: 94% of Nexford learners increased in confidence at work
  • Build a network of global professionals from 80+ countries working at firms like Google, Deloitte, and EY
  • Earn a degree as well as digital badges as you go – including credentials from LinkedIn Learning

Build job-ready skills

95% of our learners gained valuable skills at work

A Nexford MBA in sustainable business is designed for experienced professionals like you. Whether you’re pivoting roles, accelerating in the career you already have, or launching a startup, you’ll learn how to succeed in modern, global business. To build our programs, we analyzed 30 million jobs and surveyed industry leaders – including those from Microsoft, Citibank, and Unilever.

Gain skills you will use in your career tomorrow

How you learn

Your course starts on the first of the month. Each course consists of six modules, each module will take you one week to complete and each course is designed to take you eight weeks to complete. Nexford’s learning design team has purposefully created courses to equip you with competencies mapped to the skills employers are looking for. Each course has 5-7 learning outcomes based on the skills employers need. Everything you learn gives you measurable skills you will use to succeed in today’s world of work.

The online learning environment contains everything you need to learn at Nexford. The courses are not live or recorded lectures. Instead, they’re reading, videos, interactive elements, quizzes and relevant case studies. Programs include assessments, peer-to-peer discussions, and a final project to practice what you’ve learned in a real-world context. Program content is available 24/7 during the course, and you have opportunities for collaboration and networking with learners during and after your program. Our global community of learners work at top companies such as Microsoft, Deloitte, and Google. Plus, you get a Microsoft 365 license at no extra cost.

You'll have 24/7 access to success advisors to support you. Faculty also provide you world-class support. Book appointments with them, get individual feedback, and attend regular optional webinars. Nexford courses are rigorous and they encourage critical thinking - because we care about what you know how to do not what you know you have regular hands-on assessments reflecting the business world.

Upon graduation, you’ll walk away with a specialization certificate on top of your MBA diploma. Plus, after you graduate, you can even top up your degree up with another specialization – that's two specializations and an MBA degree!

How to apply

We’re no ordinary university! We make things simple so you can focus on what’s important: your goals! At Nexford, you can start learning straight away and send us your documents later (in exceptional circumstances). If you’re unable to immediately provide us with your transcript or diploma, you can just upload your government-issued ID and pay your application fee.

What happens next? After your first course starts, you’ll have 60 days to send us your missing information, such as a diploma or grade transcript. Please take advantage of our English test (at no cost), and achieve the minimum score outlined in our admission requirements.

  • We need proof that you completed a bachelor’s degree at an accredited institution in a business-related field with a valid copy of your official diploma and transcript.
  • To be considered for admission as English Language Proficient to Nexford University graduate programs, you’ll need to provide one of these:
    1. An official transcript from a college or university
    2. A minimum passing score on an approved English qualification exam within the past two years

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How much it costs

At Nexford, you can earn an MBA with a Specialization in Sustainability for as little as $160 per month. We adjust fees to your local market, meaning a low monthly fee for a quality program.

Pay as you go, month by month. There’s no upfront cost, and you can cancel any time.

Our standard MBA completion time is 18 months. Fixed monthly tuition means the faster you go, the less you pay.

Check our tuition page to see how much you’ll pay per month for your MBA.

Lack of education is the root cause of most global challenges. We need a new approach. Nexford is one of the most affordable American universities in the world. We’re not ordinary.

Specialization in Sustainability: your career options

Every day across the globe, Nexford learners proudly share their digital badges, certificates, and alumni status on LinkedIn, applying what they’ve learned. Here are some potential career routes if you take this MBA specialization with a sustainability focus.