PhD in Sustainability Management

Scholarship in applied sustainable development

The PhD in Sustainability Management prepares future sustainability innovators with interdisciplinary research skills, management approaches, strategies and processes to realize sustainable outcomes with business, government and third sector organizations.

Students contribute to the creation of academic knowledge by developing methods, systems, concepts, and tools for sustainability management. Data and analysis consider environmental, social and governance areas in sustainable development.

Graduates prepare for career paths both inside and outside academia, including employment in government, business and third sector organizations. Through professional development seminars, students gain skills to mobilize their knowledge and develop skills for careers outside of academia.

This program normally takes 4 years to complete full-time.

Generous funding packages are provided for full-time students, including both eligible domestic and international doctoral candidates.

We encourage you to learn about research at SEED and connect with potential research supervisors in the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development.

Collaborative Water Program

Co-ordinated and supported by the Water Institute, the Collaborative Water Program promotes the development of interdisciplinary perspectives. The PhD in Sustainability Management – Water is a unique program that allows students to complete their specialist training in SEED while working with peers from a variety of departments/schools and faculties. Students study complex water problems and learn how to work in interdisciplinary teams to better understand and address water issues. Graduates are future water leaders who are able to communicate across disciplines and within interdisciplinary teams in the water sector.

Collaborative Aeronautics Program (CAP)

The Collaborative Aeronautics Program (CAP) equips future leaders, experts in their chosen academic disciplines, with the aeronautical training to apply their research towards impactful solutions. The program is coordinated and supported by the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Aeronautics. The PHD in Sustainability Management – Aeronautics Program is a new approach to Doctoral Studies in aeronautics which allows students to complete their specialist training in the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development while working with peers from a variety of departments/schools and faculties. In addition to completing degree requirements for the PhD in Sustainability Management, students also complete aeronautical training alongside CAP students from other fields that equips the next generation of leaders with the interdisciplinary skills needed to align innovation with impact.

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Anastasiya Saparaliyeva
Graduate Program Administrator
PhD in Sustainability Management