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MasterCorporate Sustainability

The private sector plays a crucial role in shaping our society. In this specialisation you will study innovative environmental partnerships, specifically focusing on the role of the societal and ethical responsibility of business and the market.

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  • You’ll be introduced to the most recent scientific insights, which will be illustrated by using numerous examples from the private sector
  • Particular attention is paid to innovation: not just technological innovation but also to innovating manufactory processes and new business models.
  • A major focus is placed on policies and the social-organisational aspects.
Why study this programme?

Admission requirements

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Throughout the course of the programme, the learning environment was both supportive and productive, where students were able to feel comfortable sharing their own opinions and raising questions.
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What will you learn

The private sector plays a crucial role in shaping our sustainable society. We can see this in the way that products and services have been developed, produced, and distributed. This places a great deal of pressure on the world’s natural resources. You can expect to learn about behavioural economics, organisational studies and innovation management as well as different environmentally-sustainable economies. Examples of sustainable economies include the we-economy, the bio-economy, the circular economy and the sharing economy. Another crucial question is whether these can all exist in today’s market as the focus is mainly placed on economic growth.

Curriculum and courses

Future career opportunities

After completion, you’ll be equipped with the following skills and knowledge for a young environmental practitioner, policy-maker or academic researcher. Among others, you’ll have the ability to:

  • Apply relevant social science concepts and theories that are important when analysing and clarifying social change on the path towards a sustainable future.
  • Analyse and design policy change for sustainability, including the methods of policy analysis, transition management and evaluation of policy.
  • Facilitate collaboration between the public and private parties involved.
  • Write policy documents, strategic plans or a position paper on environment and society.
  • Identify and study lobbying and advocacy efforts concerning issues of sustainability.
  • Work together in a professional and goal-oriented way in a wide range of social settings (interdisciplinary teams of experts, consultations and negotiations), taking into consideration other individuals’ stances values and beliefs.

Our graduates have the skills and knowledge for positions in: 

  • Policy-maker at a national government
  • Environmental praticioner
  • Academic researcher

After your studies

Research

To indicate the type of research in this specialisation, a few examples:

  • But how can all businesses be forced to think of both the planet and making a profit?
  • Does it work best when the pressure comes directly from governance in the form of economic sanctions and legislation?
  • Or is it better when the pressure comes from consumers who demand sustainability? If so, how can we sway public opinion to favour the environment?

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Tuitions & grants

If you are going to follow this master's programme, you will pay an annual tuition fee. There are different tuition rates. The amount depends on your personal situation.

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