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Use your tuition assistance benefit toward leadership for global sustainability graduate studies at Virginia Tech

From: Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability

Do you want to improve your performance at work, advance your career, and lead change that matters? If your answer is “Yes!” then you might be ready for Virginia Tech’s Executive Master of Natural Resources (XMNR), an accelerated graduate program focusing on leadership for sustainability.

The XMNR program combines the best of in-person and online learning in a hybrid, cohort-based format that is completed within one year.

The program includes:

  • 11 class weekends (6 online, 5 in the Washington, D.C., area)

  • 10-day Global Study international trip

  • 1:1 career coaching

  • Real-world team projects that engage partners from a wide range of industries and sectors leading change on climate, energy, water, food and agriculture, urbanization and infrastructure, and related social and environmental systems.

XMNR students gain:

  • Valuable credentials (a master’s degree in natural resources and a graduate certificate in global sustainability)

  • Practical competencies (knowledge, skills, and abilities)

  • Strategic connections (professional networks for career change and/or advancement)

  • Grounded confidence (to make a difference and lead change)

Virginia Tech employees are eligible for tuition assistance that can cover most of the program cost.  

The next XMNR cohort will begin classes in January 2023 and graduate in December 2023. 

If you think the XMNR program might be a good fit for you, we invite you to join us for an informal, virtual Q&A session with program director David Robertson on Thursday, Dec. 1, at 12:00 p.m.  

Register for the Q&A Session

For more information or questions about the program, contact XMNR academic advisor Amy Hubbard at


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