Curriculum and Format

A hybrid of both online and in-person interaction, this program consists of a self-paced foundations precourse, a week on Yale's campus, and four sequential eight-week core courses.

The program kicks off in July 2019 with a five-week long precourse aimed at bringing the cohort up to speed on basics of energy and finance concepts. The foundational precourse is entirely self-paced (asynchronous). The precourse will be either required or recommended based on an initial assessment of participants’ skills and knowledge areas during the admissions process.

In August 2019 the cohort will meet on Yale's campus for one week. During the on-campus session, participants will receive an introduction or a refresher on climate change, an overview of investment opportunities and challenges, and an introduction to the barriers to clean energy finance and deployment. Participants will also meet their peers, learn the basics of team dynamics to address the challenges of collaborating online, and expand their professional networks.

Immediately following the on-campus week, participants will begin the first of four eight-week online core courses, which run from August through May. Core courses all include a weekly one-hour live session.

All online course material, be it the foundations precourse or the core courses, will be made accessible through Yale's online platform, Canvas. All courses for the certificate will be available at the same URL throughout the entire program and admitted participants will receive a link the week prior to the start of the foundations precourse. 

You can learn more about the structure of the core courses here, and read more about the content of the core courses here