The fundamental goal of the program is to educate future professionals, who can guide the world onto a path toward sustainability. The program offers students an interdisciplinary curriculum, which comprises basic applied environmental science, policy analysis, and management. At the same time, the program emphasizes the practical skills that students need to harness the power of organizations in the service of sustainability. The international network of some 800 alumni, who hold important positions in government, business, and civil society, attests to the effectiveness of this approach. Since 2002, the program has been preparing students, who can meet the complex needs of the field, but whose education also allows them to shape it.