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Master in International Sustainability Management (MSc)

Fact sheet

Graduation
Master, Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Taught language
Englisch

Specialization
Spezialisiert

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

Course options
Full-time study

Locations
Berlin, Paris

Contact

Contact person
Jessica Thater
Programme Manager
The obvious can no longer be ignored — climate change is having distinct impacts on every dimension of life around the world. The time to deliver new ways of thinking and operating to preserve our planet is now, and companies are certainly feeling the heat. Businesses, which have an out-sized impact on our society and culture, are more and more assuming responsibility for a sustainable management of the economy and our livelihoods.

That’s where you come into play. All types of organisations are following that call. Governments are adapting infrastructure to reduce weather shocks on its citizens. Renewable energy technologies need to be adapted to more sectors and resource-efficient solutions from a circular or sharing economy are spreading. Companies need to develop responsible supply chains in their global operations, and start-ups are developing innovative solutions for urban farming. Nearly all are being asked to report on and communicate their environmental and social impacts.

The opportunities are vast. Business is changing, and they’re looking for passionate and knowledgeable experts to help meet their obligations to society and the environment while also driving impact and growth.

The Master in International Sustainability Management equips you with the knowledge and skills to address these opportunities with an interdisciplinary approach. As a Master of Science, the programme is grounded in science and research, but also takes on a business perspective. It offers a broad portfolio of classes on the different problems and their context, solutions to consider, and management tools to deal with the transition.

Accreditation

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.

Fees
For those entering in September 2024, the fees for the two-year programme are as follows:
  • Tuition fee: €15,550 per year
  • Service fee: €1,000 per year
Apply by January 31, 2024 to receive an early bird tuition reduction of €3,110.

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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