Strategic Transformation and Sustainable Management

Graduate Certificate in Strategic Transformation and Sustainable Management


Salve Regina University's flexible and stackable graduate certificate in strategic transformation and sustainable management equips professionals to navigate the complex realm of organizational transformation and change, while also integrating more sustainable business practices.

Lead and Manage Through Change and Transformation

Salve Regina's four-course graduate certificate offers a comprehensive curriculum that provides the strategies and practical tools necessary to lead organizations toward ethical excellence and sustainable growth. By integrating topics such as organizational change, business futuring, strategic management, ethical decision-making and innovation, we empower the next generation of leaders to navigate complex challenges, drive positive change and build resilient, sustainable organizations.

In addition to strategic transformation and sustainable management, Salve Regina's graduate certificates in leadership include business intelligence for organizational progress and organizational culture transformation. Certificates may be earned concurrently or sequentially, and students who successfully complete all three programs only need two additional courses to earn our master's degree in organizational transformation and leadership.

Who Will Benefit?

  • Business operations managers
  • Financial managers
  • Health educators
  • Human resources managers
  • Information technology managers
  • Management consultants
  • Marketing managers
  • Medical and health services managers
  • Military and correctional officers
  • Nonprofit directors

Program format


Four courses (12 credits)

Application deadline


Rolling admission
Fall, spring and summer starts available

Average time to complete


8-12 months



$2,190 per course
Financial aid and veterans' benefits available

Strategic Transformation and Sustainable Management Curriculum

Salve Regina's graduate certificate in strategic transformation and sustainable management is designed for professionals who hold a bachelor's or master's degree and are seeking to adapt and thrive through continued leadership development. After completing the certificate program, students in good academic standing may apply to the M.S. in organizational transformation and leadership program and carry the credits forward.

Required Courses

This course explores global and organizational environmental issues from a social justice and corporate social responsibility perspective. The course foundations of environment, social justice and governance policies are built upon the premise that all people, regardless of race, class, gender, ethnicity and economic capacity, have a right to a clean and safe environment and access to adequate natural resources. Further, the course examines the implications and challenges of environmental injustices and the need for corporate and social responsibility to correct these issues. Global and sustainable practices are explored in the context of various ethical frameworks and reasonable policy initiatives.

In response to the extensive globalization of the economy and the explosion of worldwide communications and educational changes, this course takes a global perspective on major corporate ethical, legal and governance issues impacting our daily lives - whether as entrepreneurs, managers, business professionals, investors or consumers. Focusing on global business workings, students examine enduring concepts of what it means to do business in an ethical, legal and just manner. Case studies are used to explore contemporary applications of shareholder versus stakeholder corporate governance and human rights questions as they impact global business, regarding bribery and corruption, consumer protection, developing economies, worker health and safety, child labor, environmental protection and professional codes of ethics.

Leading system-wide change and transformation is a constant challenge in an era of continuous flux. Visionary, interdisciplinary thinking is needed to facilitate human and planetary change and to enhance interdependent cooperative action. This course provides an overview of the skills needed to lead and manage people through change and transformation. It examines several methods and tools through which leaders and managers affect change in organizations, engage people through communication processes and build capacities for sustaining change. It explores the unique characteristics of change and transformation dynamics: How individuals often respond to change, how to build trust and how to assess the impact of change on organizational culture, group behavior, interpersonal influences and organizational design and innovation. Students improve their skills in areas such as process consultation, leading and managing change, team building and measuring organizational readiness and effectiveness. Students apply course material to real-world issues, situations and workplace challenges through a collaborative project.

This course equips students with the knowledge and tools necessary to not only navigate change, but also to proactively shape the future of organizations. Through strategic foresight and innovative thinking, students gain the insights and strategies needed to anticipate changes, identify new opportunities and drive innovation that leads to sustainable growth and success.

Our Faculty

Our strategic transformation and sustainable management courses are taught by seasoned professionals who are experts in their field. Instructors work closely with students to meet their individual needs while serving as career-focused mentors, helping students to build their professional network.



Courses are billed individually at the start of each class. Please note that there is a $60 registration fee per semester.



If your employer is paying all or part of your tuition, we will arrange payment directly from your employer where possible. Learn more.



Our certificate programs are eligible for federal student loans. To qualify, you must complete two courses per semester. Learn more.

Military and


Salve Regina is approved for veterans’ benefits and has been named a Military Friendly School. Learn more.