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Chatham University offers new Executive Master in Sustainability Leadership

PITTSBURGH (April 22, 2013) … Chatham University’s School of Sustainability and the Environment (SSE) is now accepting applications for its new 16-month Executive Master in Sustainability Leadership program for professionals looking to strengthen their ability to advance sustainability in a range of professional settings. This 30-credit program can be completed in under two years, is designed for those who want to advance their careers or transition to careers in sustainability, and combines online coursework with period visits to Chatham’s new, zero net energy Eden Hall Campus. Graduates will be equipped to apply the fundamental principles of sustainability as they lead change and effectively communicate their efforts in the boardroom, to employees, and to consumers. Classes begin fall 2013.

Students will take courses designed specifically for sustainability professionals, along with courses within the Master of Sustainability program, Master of Business Administration program, communications, and other programs that will provide a broad sustainability education that focuses directly on real-world use and business application.

“Pursuing more sustainable practices is an increasingly important aspect of doing business in the United States and around the world,” says David Hassenzahl, dean of the SSE. “Clients, shareholders, suppliers, and governments are demanding that companies become accountable for their impacts on socio-ecological systems, such as air, water, waste, community health, and employee welfare.”

View admission requirements, apply online, and take a virtual tour of Eden Hall Campus at For more information about the Executive Master in Sustainability Leadership program contact Trish Golla at

About Chatham University
Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pa., stands as both a legacy and leader in the realm of sustainability. Long recognized for its contributions to the environmental movement, Chatham is now forging new ground by building one of the world’s first fully sustainable campuses in higher education. Chatham is also one of only 22 schools in the U.S. to be named to The Princeton Review’s 2013 Green College Honor Roll and is mentioned in a 2012 Forbes article as one of the places contributing to Pittsburgh’s transformation into a destination for “green living.”

Located on 388 acres of formerly undeveloped farm and woodlands about 20 miles north of Pittsburgh, Eden Hall Campus integrates sustainable development, learning, and living throughout its design. Here, students of all disciplines learn to solve complex sustainability and environmental challenges through immersion in a range of fields, including food and sustainable agriculture, energy and climate, water, design and planning, and our community and health.

For more information, call 800-837-1290 or visit