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Master in International Sustainability Management (MSc)

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Master, Master of Science (M.Sc.)

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Program Emphasis
Business, Internationale Ausrichtung, Management, Praxisbezug, Spezialisierung im Bereich Sustainability Management, Sprachkurse, Wirtschaftswissenschaften

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Jessica Thater
Programme Manager
Our world is changing. Climate change is already having a visible impact, and biodiversity losses are becoming distinctly observable. Businesses as well as society at large thus acknowledge the need to assume our responsibility for a sustainable management of the economy and our livelihoods.

Politicians are following that call. Renewable energy technologies are reaching advanced stages, and more resource-efficient solutions from a circular economy or the sharing economy are starting to spread. Start-ups are developing innovative solutions for urban farming, and cities considering green infrastructure or modern mobility concepts. Companies are asked to report on their environmental and social impacts, and to develop responsible supply chains in their highly internationalized operations. The changes to business are inevitable, and are more important than ever.

The Master in International Sustainability Management equips you with the knowledge and skills to manage this change. It offers a broad portfolio of classes on the problems we face, solutions to discuss, and management tools to deal with the transition.

As a Master of Science, the programme is grounded in science and research, but also takes on a business perspective. We are convinced that future managers need to understand the world and context in which they operate before implementing viable solutions.

The programme therefore starts with an introduction to sustainability research and natural science foundations on climatology and ecosystems. Alongside an initial acquaintance with the business side of sustainability management, the Master addresses the economics perspective on resource exploitation and emission control on which government regulations are formed. The curriculum then continues to alternate between business frameworks for a sustainability transition and topics such as NGO management or sustainable governance.


Requirements / Application

  • A Bachelor degree with a minimum of 180 ECTS from a state-accredited institution of Higher Education i.e university
  • A university background, preferably in economics, social or natural science, or engineering
  • *(Students from a non-business/economics background are required to participate in a preparatory course prior to the start of the programme. This course includes the fields of Accounting, Marketing, Finance, Economics and Controlling)
  • Fluency in English: Cambridge C1 certificate, TOEFL, TOEIC or IELTS scores, or English test on campus
  • Work experience not required (if given, maximum 2 years)

Tuition / Fees

Application Fees
The application fees are set at €130. Registration fees are non-refundable.

For those entering in September 2023, the fees for the two-year programme are as follows:
  • Tuition fee: €14,950 per year
  • Service fee: €1,000 per year
Apply by January 31, 2023 to receive an early bird tuition reduction of €2990.

Duration of study

24 months (six trimesters), including a master thesis (three months) and an internship (three months)

Career Perspective

Sustainability professionals work in “green” companies, such as renewable energy, technological, food, clothing or cosmetics industries, or in certification agencies.

Their mission: to rethink traditional business ideas in ways that create more sustainable value. Others work as environmental or corporate reputation consultants, green governance experts, or non-governmental organization officers. Some eventually go on to found their own innovative start-ups or become social entrepreneurs.

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