• Required
  • Elective
  • Infusion
Course Credits Semester & time Professor / Course No
Capstone Course in Sustainability Provides an opportunity for students to synthesize their coursework and experiences in sustainability.
6 Cr.
Spring ‘19
MW 2:30-4:00
Jay, Patten
15.878
6 Cr. Spring ‘19
MW 2:30-4:00
Jay, Patten
15.878
Strategies for Sustainable Business (S-Lab) Learn how businesses can succeed while tackling sustainability challenges.  Work with a variety of companies and organizations on sustainable business strategy, and learn tools for evaluating strategies.
12 Cr.
Spring ‘19
TR 10:00-11:30
Jay, Patten, de Zegher
15.915
12 Cr. Spring ‘19
TR 10:00-11:30
Jay, Patten, de Zegher
15.915
System Dynamics  Introduction to systems thinking and system dynamics modeling applied to strategy, organizational change, and policy design. 
6 Cr.
Spring ‘19
Various
15.871
6 Cr. Spring ‘19
Various

15.871
Advanced Applied Macroeconomics and Interntaional Institutions Topics draw on current macroeconomic issues and events, such as modern monetary and fiscal policy; financial crisis, contagion, and currency crisis. EMBA course
6 Cr.
Spring ‘19
15.723
6 Cr. Spring ‘19

15.723
Advanced Seminar in Landscape and Urbanism This workshop explores the relationships between landscape, ecology, and urbanism, and the theories, tactics, and workings of the field of Landscape Urbanism.  
12 Cr.
Spring ‘18
Berger
11.334
12 Cr. Spring ‘18
Berger
11.334
Applied Macro- and International Economics II (Macroeconomic Development and Sustainability) 15.014 focuses on using case studies to investigate the macroenvironment in which firms operate. The course is divided in five parts.
9 Cr.
Spring ‘19
Rigobon
15.014
9 Cr. Spring ‘19
Rigobon
15.014
Bridging the American Divides: Work, Community and Culture - USA Lab Opportunity for group study by graduate students on current topics related to management not otherwise included in curriculum.
9 Cr.
Spring ‘19
M 4:00-7:00PM
Dyer, Kochan
15.S02
9 Cr. Spring ‘19
M 4:00-7:00PM
Dyer, Kochan
15.S02
Chemicals in the Environment:  Fate and Transport For Institute students in all departments interested in the behavior of chemicals in the environment.
12 Cr.
Fall ‘17
TR 1:00-2:30
Hemond
1.725J
12 Cr. Fall ‘17
TR 1:00-2:30
Hemond
1.725J
D-Lab Gender and Development Designed to give students a framework to understand gender dynamics and build skills to effectively conduct a gender equality assessment, D-Lab: Gender and Development aims to teach students how to effectively integrate gender sensitive strategies into their work.
12 Cr.
Fall ‘18
MW 9:30–11:30
McDonald, Mytty
EC.718 (U)
EC.798 (G)
12 Cr. Fall ‘18
MW 9:30–11:30
McDonald, Mytty
EC.718 (U)
EC.798 (G)
D-Lab: Education and Learning Using innovative and proven best-practice models to create curriculum and implement instruction about design thinking, science, engineering, global learning, community activism, and more.
9 Cr.
Spring ‘19
W 3:00-5:00
Nam
EC.717
EC.787
9 Cr. Spring ‘19
W 3:00-5:00
Nam
EC.717
EC.787
D-Lab: Energy Provides a project-based approach that engages students in understanding and addressing the applications of alternative energy technology in developing countries. Focuses on compact, robust, low-cost systems for generating electrical power. Enrollment limited by lottery; must attend first class session. 
12 Cr.
Spring ‘18
WF 12-3
Gandhi, Hsu
EC.791
12 Cr. Spring ‘18
WF 12-3
Gandhi, Hsu
EC.791
D-Lab: Energy in Global Development Providing an overview of thermodynamics and heat transfer through an international development lens to impart energy literacy and common sense applications.
12 Cr.
Spring ‘19
MW 1:00-2:30
EC.711
EC.791
12 Cr. Spring ‘19
MW 1:00-2:30

EC.711
EC.791
D-Lab: Humanitarian Innovation The course pilots a new approach to humanitarian innovation, focusing on how to teach refugees and displaced the design process so that they can create technologies and tools to improve their lives 
12 Cr.
Spring ‘19
MW 1:00-3:00
Smith, Thompson
EC.750
EC.785
12 Cr. Spring ‘19
MW 1:00-3:00
Smith, Thompson
EC.750
EC.785
D-Lab: Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT) Explores the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) to address specific needs in developing countries. Culminates in a final project to be deployed in the field. 
12 Cr.
Fall ‘18
TR 3:00-4:30PM
Fletcher, Smith
EC.782
12 Cr. Fall ‘18
TR 3:00-4:30PM
Fletcher, Smith
EC.782
D-Lab: Smallholder Agriculture Exploring the scientific, social, and economic context of smallholder farmers in developing countries.  
9 Cr.
Spring ‘19
MW 10:30-12
Jones, Nanes
EC.724
EC.784
9 Cr. Spring ‘19
MW 10:30-12
Jones, Nanes
EC.724
EC.784
D-Lab: Water, Climate Change, and Health This course addresses mitigation and adaptation to climate change as it pertains to water and health. 
12 Cr.
Spring ‘19
Th 12:00-3:00
Murcott
EC.719
EC.789
12 Cr. Spring ‘19
Th 12:00-3:00
Murcott
EC.719
EC.789
Design For Sustainability Presents thought processes and quantitative tools, including life-cycle assessment (LCA) and the LEED and ENVSION rating systems
6 Cr.
Fall ‘17
TBD
Ochsendorf
1.819J
4.447J
6 Cr. Fall ‘17
TBD
Ochsendorf
1.819J
4.447J
Development Ventures An exploratory developmental entrepreneurship action lab on founding, financing, and building high-impact viable ventures in developing nations and emerging regions for underserved customers everywhere. 
12 Cr.
Fall ‘18
Th 10:00-12:00
Bonsen, Pentland
15.375
EC.731 / MAS.665
12 Cr. Fall ‘18
Th 10:00-12:00
Bonsen, Pentland
15.375
EC.731 / MAS.665
Ecological Urbanism Seminar Examines the urban environment as a natural phenomenon, human habitat, medium of expression, and forum for action. Examines the urban environment as a natural phenomenon, human habitat, medium of expression, and forum for action. 
12 Cr.
Fall ‘18
M 2-5
Spirn
11.308
4.213
12 Cr. Fall ‘18
M 2-5
Spirn
11.308
4.213
Economic Analysis of Urban Development and Environmental Sustainability This course aims to guide the students to explore the causes and consequences of urban environmental quality dynamics, and provide them the econometric tools to quantify such relationships
12 Cr.
Spring ‘19
F 9:00-12:00
Zheng
11.S940
11.S197
12 Cr. Spring ‘19
F 9:00-12:00
Zheng
11.S940
11.S197
Economic Development and Policy Analysis Examines the process of economic development to understand why some countries or regions within countries have increased their incomes and reduced their poverty faster than others.
12 Cr.
Fall ‘17
Amsden
11.491J
12 Cr. Fall ‘17
Amsden
11.491J
Economy and Business in Modern China and India: China Lab and India Lab The purpose of this course is to analyze these two countries within a coherent analytical framework.
12 Cr.
Spring ‘19
15.225
12 Cr. Spring ‘19

15.225
Effective Business Models in Frontier Markets Examines how new approaches to operations, revenue, marketing, finance, and strategy enable improved social outcomes in resource-limited settings across Africa, Latin America, and Asia.
6 Cr.
Spring ‘19
TTh 1:00-2:30
Sastry
15.232
6 Cr. Spring ‘19
TTh 1:00-2:30
Sastry
15.232
Energy Systems and Climate Change Mitigation Policy implications and basic understanding of energy technologies and their climate impacts.
12 Cr.
Spring ‘18
Trancik
IDS.521
SCM.124
12 Cr. Spring ‘18
Trancik
IDS.521
SCM.124
Energy Ventures Write a business plan for an energy startup or corporate venture.
12 Cr.
Fall ‘18
Th 5:00-8:00PM, F 10:30-12:00PM
Aulet, Hynes, O’Sullivan
15.366
12 Cr. Fall ‘18
Th 5:00-8:00PM, F 10:30-12:00PM
Aulet, Hynes, O’Sullivan
15.366
Energy, Economics, and Policy Economic evaluation of policy options and implications in energy and climate domain.
12 Cr.
Spring ‘18
TR 2:30-4:00, R 4:00-5:00
Knittel
15.038
14.444
12 Cr. Spring ‘18
TR 2:30-4:00, R 4:00-5:00
Knittel
15.038
14.444
Energy, Materials, and Manufacturing Measure and manage energy use, material use, and environmental impact of manufacturing.
12 Cr.
Spring ‘18
Gutowski
2.813
2.83
12 Cr. Spring ‘18
Gutowski
2.813
2.83
Environmental Conflict and Social Change Explores the complex interrelationships among humans and natural environments, focusing on non-western parts of the world in addition to Europe and the United States.
12 Cr.
Spring ‘19
Th 1:00-4:00
Walley
STS.320J
21A.429
12 Cr. Spring ‘19
Th 1:00-4:00
Walley
STS.320J
21A.429
Environmental Finance and Political Economy  This course will explore social, cultural and environmental dimensions of the financialization of environmental goods and services. 
12 Cr.
Fall ‘17
M 2-5
Knox-Hayes
11.387
12 Cr. Fall ‘17
M 2-5
Knox-Hayes
11.387
Environmental Governance and Science Introduces governance and science aspects of complex environmental problems and approaches to solutions.
6 Cr.
Fall ‘17
F 10:00-1:00
Selin, Solomon, Sterman
12.387
15.874/IDS.063
6 Cr. Fall ‘17
F 10:00-1:00
Selin, Solomon, Sterman
12.387
15.874/IDS.063
Environmental Justice: Law and Policy Introduces frameworks for analyzing and addressing inequalities in the distribution of environmental benefits and burdens. 
12 Cr.
Fall ‘17
M 2-5
Steil
11.368
11.148
12 Cr. Fall ‘17
M 2-5
Steil
11.368
11.148
Environmental Law, Policy, and Economics: Pollution Prevention and Control Reviews and analyzes federal and state regulation of air and water pollution, hazardous wastes, green-house gas emissions, and the production and use of toxic chemicals. 
12 Cr.
Fall ‘18
TR 3:30-5:00
Ashford, Caldart
15.663
1.811J/11.630J
12 Cr. Fall ‘18
TR 3:30-5:00
Ashford, Caldart
15.663
1.811J/11.630J
Environmental Technologies in Buildings The study of the thermal, luminous and acoustical behavior of buildings
9 Cr.
Fall ‘18
Reinhart
4.464
9 Cr. Fall ‘18
Reinhart
4.464
Ethical Practice: Leading Through Professionalism, Social Responsibility, and System Design Introduction to ethics in business, with a focus on business management. Students explore theoretical concepts in business ethics, and cases representing the challenges they will likely face as managers.
6 Cr.
Spring ‘19
MW 1:00-2:30
Hafrey
15.270
6 Cr. Spring ‘19
MW 1:00-2:30
Hafrey
15.270
Global Energy: Politics, Markets, and Policy The course focuses heavily on accelerating the transition to cleaner forms of energy, as well as on the management of climate change, air quality, and other environmental challenges around the world.
12 Cr.
Spring ‘19
TR 1:00-2:30
Karplus
15.219
12 Cr. Spring ‘19
TR 1:00-2:30
Karplus
15.219
Global Engineering Combines rigorous engineering theory and user-centered product design to create technologies for developing and emerging markets.
12 Cr.
Fall ‘18
MW 1:00-2:30
Winter
2.760
12 Cr. Fall ‘18
MW 1:00-2:30
Winter
2.760
Humanitarian Logistics Explores how logistics management principles apply in dynamic, resource-constrained contexts, ranging from humanitarian crisis response to international development. Note: SCM.283/4 meet together. 
12 Cr.
Spring ‘19
MW 4:00-5:30
Goentzel
SCM.284
12 Cr. Spring ‘19
MW 4:00-5:30
Goentzel
SCM.284
Impact Ventures A practical perspective Only available to Legatum Fellows
ARR
Fall ‘18
T 5:30-8:00
Flatter
15.S70
ARR Fall ‘18
T 5:30-8:00
Flatter
15.S70
Industrial Ecology of Materials Covers quantitative techniques to address principles of substitution, dematerialization and waste mining implementation in materials systems. Includes life-cycle and materials flow analysis of the impacts of materials extraction; processing; use; and recycling for materials, products, and services. 
ARR
Fall ‘17
MW 2:30-4:00
Olivetti
3.081
ARR Fall ‘17
MW 2:30-4:00
Olivetti
3.081
Innovating for Impact (FKA Sustainability Oriented Innovation) Students work individually or in teams to develop a business plan for an enterprise (for- or nonprofit) to solve a social problem.
9 Cr.
Fall ‘18
MW 2:30-4:00
Jay
15.385
9 Cr. Fall ‘18
MW 2:30-4:00
Jay
15.385
Intro to Environmental Policy and Planning Environmental policy, and the social processes behind its development and implementation.
12 Cr.
Fall ‘18
TR 9:30-11:00
Susskind
11.601
12 Cr. Fall ‘18
TR 9:30-11:00
Susskind
11.601
Intro to International Development Planning Basics of international development from planning perspective.  Integrated socio-economic and environmental approach.
12 Cr.
Fall ‘18
TR 9:30-11:00
Rajagopal
11.701
12 Cr. Fall ‘18
TR 9:30-11:00
Rajagopal
11.701
Land, Water, Food, and Climate Seminar examines food production in a changing world, with an emphasis on key scientific questions about the connections between natural resources, climate, and agriculture.
6 Cr.
Spring ‘19
McLaughlin
1.74
6 Cr. Spring ‘19
McLaughlin
1.74
Law, Technology, and Public Policy Examines the relationship between law and the development of science and technology, the ways in which law, economics, and technological change shape public policy, and compares law and economics as alternative paradigms for encouraging sustainability, growth, and employment.
12 Cr.
Spring ‘19
TR 4:00-6:00
Ashford, Caldart
15.655J
IDS.435
12 Cr. Spring ‘19
TR 4:00-6:00
Ashford, Caldart
15.655J
IDS.435
Leadership and Integrative Management (EMBA 1st Year) Investigates the different perspectives a general manager must take, how to integrate those perspectives, and the role of leadership in setting and realizing goals. Students work intensively in teams and with multiple faculty, using a deep dive into the challenges faced by a major global firm operating in complex global markets. Restricted to Executive MBA students.
9 Cr.
Fall ‘18
Ancona, Azoulay, Cohen, Repenning
15.700
9 Cr. Fall ‘18
Ancona, Azoulay, Cohen, Repenning
15.700
Management of Services: Concepts, Design, & Delivery Operations course focused on service industry; emphasis on social/labor dimensions.
9 Cr.
Spring ‘19
Two sections
Ton
15.768
9 Cr. Spring ‘19
Two sections
Ton
15.768
Managing Sustainable Business for People and Profits Examines the role of business, alongside government and labor, in creating good quality jobs in a vibrant, equitable economy.
12 Cr.
Spring ‘19
R 4:00-7:00
Kochan
15.662
12 Cr. Spring ‘19
R 4:00-7:00
Kochan
15.662
Modeling Urban Energy Flows for Sustainable Cities and Neighborhoods The primary focus of this subject is the study and simulation of energy and material flows in and around groups of buildings for a specific climate
12 Cr.
Spring ‘18
4.432
4.433
12 Cr. Spring ‘18

4.432
4.433
Navigating Politics and Power in Water and Sanitation Planning Inform and navigate the power dynamics at play in decision-making processes that govern the planning and delivery of water and sanitation systems.
12 Cr.
Spring ‘19
Carolini
11.475
12 Cr. Spring ‘19
Carolini
11.475
Negotiation and Dispute Resolution in the Public Sector Builds insight and skills about multi-party negotiation and consensus building. Relevant to all multi-sectoral work.
12 Cr.
Spring ‘19
Susskind
11.255
12 Cr. Spring ‘19
Susskind
11.255
Operations Strategy Provides unifying framework for analyzing strategic issues in manufacturing and service operations.  
9 Cr.
Fall ‘18
MW 10:00-11:30
Zheng
15.769
9 Cr. Fall ‘18
MW 10:00-11:30
Zheng
15.769
Operations Strategy Provides unifying framework for analyzing strategic issues in manufacturing and service operations.  
9 Cr.
Spring ‘19
MW 10:00-11:30
Zheng
15.769
9 Cr. Spring ‘19
MW 10:00-11:30
Zheng
15.769
Opportunities in Developing Economies Explores the microeconomic structure of developing economies from the point of view of firms
6 Cr.
Fall ‘18
MW 1:00-2:30
Suri
15.027
6 Cr. Fall ‘18
MW 1:00-2:30
Suri
15.027
Practice of Finance: Project Finance Practice of Finance: Project Finance
6 Cr.
Fall ‘17
T, Th 10:00-11:30am
Parsons
15.498
6 Cr. Fall ‘17
T, Th 10:00-11:30am
Parsons
15.498
Product Design and Development Project-based course on product design; teaches design for environment.
12 Cr.
Spring ‘19
TR 1:00-2:30
TR 2:30-4:00
Arul, Eppinger, Kressy, Yang
15.783
12 Cr. Spring ‘19
TR 1:00-2:30
TR 2:30-4:00
Arul, Eppinger, Kressy, Yang
15.783
Science, Politics, and Environmental Policy Examines the role of science in the U.S. environmental policymaking process.
9 Cr.
Fall ‘17
M 3:00-6:00
Solomon
11.373
12.885
9 Cr. Fall ‘17
M 3:00-6:00
Solomon
11.373
12.885
Science, Politics, and Environmental Policy Examines the role of science in US and international environmental policymaking. 
9 Cr.
Fall ‘18
Solomon
12.885
11.373[J]
9 Cr. Fall ‘18
Solomon
12.885
11.373[J]
Social Impact Investing This course provides an introduction to social impact investing – an investment approach intentionally seeking to create both financial return and positive social impact that is actively measured. 
6 Cr.
Spring ‘19
Th 2:00-4:00
Rao
15.499
6 Cr. Spring ‘19
Th 2:00-4:00
Rao
15.499
Socially-Responsible Real Estate Development This will be a five week blended course offered at the beginning of the Spring 2017 semester. It will build on the newly-completed MOOC on Socially-Responsible Real Estate Development (STL.162X) created by the STL Labd. 
6 Cr.
Fall ‘18
F 9:00-11:00am
Susskind
11.S952
6 Cr. Fall ‘18
F 9:00-11:00am
Susskind
11.S952
Solving for carbon neutrality at MIT This course is designed for students interested in a project-based curriculum that seeks to radically reduce greenhouse gas emissions and shift away from fossil fuels. 
12 Cr.
Spring ‘19
MW 2:30-4:00
Gutowski, Newman
2.S999
11.S941
12 Cr. Spring ‘19
MW 2:30-4:00
Gutowski, Newman
2.S999
11.S941
SSIM:  Energy Efficiency and Smart Grid Strategies for a Sustainable Future Energy Efficiency and Smart Grid Strategies for a Sustainable Future
12 Cr.
Spring ‘19
Michaels
15.S05
12 Cr. Spring ‘19
Michaels
15.S05
SSIM:  Finance Ethics and Social Responsibility Finance Ethics and Social Responsibility
6 Cr.
Fall ‘17
MW 4:00-5:30
Hafrey
15.S06
6 Cr. Fall ‘17
MW 4:00-5:30
Hafrey
15.S06
Strategic Opportunities in Energy Corporate/Entrepreneurial strategy concepts in context of energy.  Develop team project.
6 Cr.
Fall ‘17
MW 4:00-6:00
Weil
15.933
6 Cr. Fall ‘17
MW 4:00-6:00
Weil
15.933
Sustainable Energy Engineering-focused course on energy production and distribution.  Highly Quantitative.
12 Cr.
Fall ‘18
TR 3:00-5:00
Golay
11.371
2.65/2.650/10.291/10.391/22.081/22.811
12 Cr. Fall ‘18
TR 3:00-5:00
Golay
11.371
2.65/2.650/10.291/10.391/22.081/22.811
Sustainable Supply Chain Management Focus on the fundamental tools and techniques required to analyze and design environmentally sustainable supply chain systems.
ARR
Spring ‘19
R 4:00-7:00
Velazquez
SCM.290
ARR Spring ‘19
R 4:00-7:00
Velazquez
SCM.290
System Dynamics II Continuation of 15.871, emphasizing tools and methods needed to apply systems thinking and simulation modeling successfully in complex real-world settings. 
6 Cr.
Spring ‘19
Various
Morrison
15.872
6 Cr. Spring ‘19
Various
Morrison
15.872
Technology, Globalization, & Sustainable Development Lecture course on governmental policies for encouraging sustainable growth, improving the environment, and advancing employment in developed and developing countries.
12 Cr.
Fall ‘18
W 4:00-6:30
Ashford, Hall
15.657
SCM.137
12 Cr. Fall ‘18
W 4:00-6:30
Ashford, Hall
15.657
SCM.137
Transportation Policy, the Environment, and Livable Communities Examines transportation policymaking, its relationship to environmental politics, and implementation and instutional behavior
12 Cr.
Spring ‘18
Coughlin, Salvucci
1.253J
11.543J/SCM.222J
12 Cr. Spring ‘18
Coughlin, Salvucci
1.253J
11.543J/SCM.222J
U-Lab: Transforming Business, Society, and Self Personal reflection and leadership development in context of sustainability, broadly defined.
6 Cr.
Fall ‘18
T 5:30-9:00
Scharmer
15.671
6 Cr. Fall ‘18
T 5:30-9:00
Scharmer
15.671
Urban Labor Markets and Employment Policy Socio-economic focus on human resource management and labor policy. Lectures, cases, writing.
12 Cr.
Spring ‘19
F 9:00-12:00
15.677
12 Cr. Spring ‘19
F 9:00-12:00

15.677
Urban Sustainability in Action Practicum with community-focused action learning project.
12 Cr.
Spring ‘18
R 2:00-5:00
11.376
12 Cr. Spring ‘18
R 2:00-5:00

11.376
Water Resource Systems Surveys optimization and simulation methods for management of water resources. Case studies illustrate linear, quadratic, nonlinear programming and real-time control.
12 Cr.
Fall ‘18
TR 2:30-4:00
McLaughlin
1.731
1.075
12 Cr. Fall ‘18
TR 2:30-4:00
McLaughlin
1.731
1.075
Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Environmental Sanitation in Low-Income Countries Technology and policy options for improving access to clean water and sanitation globally.
ARR
Spring ‘18
Murcott
1.851
11.479J
ARR Spring ‘18
Murcott
1.851
11.479J