Graduate Program

Master of Science in Sustainability Management (online)

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Our MSc in Sustainability Management is a graduate degree program that focuses on preparing individuals to effectively address environmental, social, and economic challenges faced by organizations and societies. The program equips students with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to implement sustainable practices, develop sustainable strategies, and drive positive impact in various industries. We take a multidisciplinary approach, drawing from areas such as environmental science, business management, economics, social sciences, and public policy. This approach enables students to understand the complex and interconnected nature of sustainability challenges.

Benefits

  • Our MSc in Sustainability Management equips you with the knowledge and skills to lead organizations toward sustainable practices, make informed decisions that consider environmental and social impacts, and contribute to a more sustainable future.
  • You can pursue careers in various sectors, including sustainable consulting firms, corporate sustainability departments, NGOs, and sustainable supply chain management roles.

Learning Outcomes

1

Evaluate the impact of a broad range of social, environmental, economic, human rights, and diversity issues on business and society. Develop a culture for stakeholders that thrives around shared sustainability values.

2

Integrate sustainability into an organization’s purpose, strategy, and operations in order to better manage risk, find new business opportunities, and assure responsible governance.

3

Demonstrate the ability to engage with external stakeholders to incorporate their needs and perspectives into business strategy and sustainability reporting.

Starting Date

  • September
  • January

Department Contact Info

Master of Science Program 

Yira Godoy
MSc Program Manager
+41 44 880 00 88
[email protected]

Flughafenstrasse 3
8302, Kloten-Zurich
Switzerland

Mon – Fri 08:30 – 18:00

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Course Curriculum
Admissions
Tuition Fees
Accreditation

TERM 1

MSE 587 – Foundations of Sustainability Management (5  ECTS)  

MSE 594 – Sustainable Development and Policy (5  ECTS)

MSE 562 – Corporate Social Responsibility (5  ECTS)

THE 500 – Research Methods and Data Analysis (5  ECTS)

 

TERM 2

MEE 568 – Environmental Management and Resource Efficiency (5  ECTS)

MES 512 – Sustainability Reporting and Assurance (5  ECTS)

MSE 544 – Sustainable Innovation and Entrepreneurship (5  ECTS)

MEF 598 – Sustainable Finance and Investment (5  ECTS)

 

TERM 3

MES 512 – Sustainable Leadership and Change (5  ECTS)

MSE 577 – Energy and Climate Change Management (5  ECTS)

MES 567 – Stakeholder Engagement and Collaboration (5  ECTS)

MEE 582 – Sustainable Supply Chain Management (5  ECTS)

 

TERM 4

THE 655 – Thesis (30 ECTS)                                                                                                                                         

 

TOTAL: 90 ECTS

Mode of study: full-time (2 years)

90 ECTS / (Level / EQF 7)

  • Successful completion of a Bachelor’s degree in the related field
  • English Proficiency for non-native speakers
  • Successful completion of the admissions interview
  • SBS admissions exam (when applicable)

Notes:

– Applicants who do not meet the Bachelor Admission Criteria will be reviewed by the SBS Admissions Team.

– Applicants who do not have a Bachelor’s degree in the related field will be asked to successfully complete the SBS Massive Open Online Courses (so-called LEVEL UP exam) prior to entering one of the SBS Master programs.

Required documentation for Master Programs

  • Copy of Bachelor’s degree (transcript and diploma)
  • Copy of the official Bachelor transcripts (grade sheet)
  • Complete CV and work certificates indicating professional experiences and responsibilities
    • No work experience required for the two years’ full-time program
    • Minimum one-year work experience required for the one-year, full-time Master of Science
  • English proficiency unless previous education was conducted in English
    • TOEFL IBT 90, IELTS 6.5 or equivalent
  • One reference letter (professional or academic)
  • Front-facing photograph, high quality in jpg/png/gif format
  • Scanned copy of passport or government-issued ID
  • Application fee of CHF 150.- (PayPal to account [email protected] or via bank transfer)

Tuition fees at SBS Swiss Business School can be paid in full or in installments according to the payment plan below.

Application fee (non-refundable):

CHF 200.-

Administration fee (Non-refundable):

CHF 3’000.-

Start of Semester 1

CHF 7’000.-

Start of Semester 2

CHF 7’000.-

Start of Semester 3

CHF 7’000.-

Total tuition fees

CHF 24‘200.-

SBS Swiss Business School is a Swiss University of Applied Sciences Institute institutionally accredited in accordance with the Swiss Federal Act, HEdA. The independent higher learning institution is nationally certified and institutionally accredited. In addition, the Master of Science program is internationally accredited by the following professional accreditation bodies:

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SBS Experience Stories

  • I chose to study at SBS Swiss Business School as I was searching for an international environment that offers postgraduate degrees in English. The range of programs offered the familiar environment and location within Zurich have contributed to my choice of SBS. The program has enabled me to broaden my global perspectives as a result of the international demographic of students and staff. The postgraduate experience has been both fun and challenging. It enabled me to develop transferable knowledge, skills, and understanding.

    Vivian Diana Lo Pei Ling
    MSc Alumni
  • I choose SBS Swiss Business School because I wanted to gain my knowledge in business but i also wanted to be awarded a Swiss Degree. Moreover, the MSc Program at SBS was also attractive as it allowed me to have full time class in the first year followed by a one-year internship, which allowed me to apply all the knowledge I learned in my first year. I would highly recommend SBS.

    Rafael Vrhovac
    MSc Alumni
  • SBS fosters a competitive environment to propel us for the ever changing world in the field of International Management. The amount of motivation and enthusiasm that each teacher exudes shows how much they want you to excel in your subject. A really unique experience with students from multicultural countries working together to achieve a common goal.

    Ranganathan Ramasubramanian
    MSc Alumni

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