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Sustainable Business MSc

Profits, people and planet. How do businesses remain competitive while ensuring they operate sustainably, simultaneously looking after workforces, customers and communities in an environmentally sensitive way?

In today's marketplace, those organisations that don't, pay the price.

We explore this question in our fascinating Sustainable Business MSc, developed by the International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ICCSR).

Our staff instil 'triple-bottom-line' thinking within the various modules the course offers across the Business school learning environment.

Is it possible to be driven by profit while simultaneously looking after workforces, customers, communities in an environmentally sensitive way?

If you want your career to support the transition towards an environmentally sustainable and equitable society, this course is for you.

Learn more about the course

Students studying on our Sustainable Business MSc  benefit from the Business School's history of producing  world-class research in sustainability issues. 

Our research puts into context the social, environmental, and ethical aspects of business sustainability, so that you can understand how sustainability issues can be addressed by businesses.

Our MSc attracts one of the most diverse student cohorts of any in the UK and many of our alumni go to work with some of the world’s most successful organizations, such as PwC, FTSE, Russell Group universities and the World Bank.


MSc - your questions answered

I want to know more about the course structure

Students take 60 credits per semester.

Core modules are 20 credits each and the optional modules can be both 10 or 20.

20 credit module: 4 hours per week x 11 weeks

10 credit module: 2 hours per week x 11 weeks (which can be further broken down in to lectures, seminars, labs.)

Coursework may include 2000 to 3000 word essays, seminars, class debates, a reflection journal.

Most of our core modules have two assignments.

Am I eligible for a scholarship? If so, how do I apply?

All information about scholarships can be found on our

Scholarships page

Is there any other funding that I could take advantage of?

Please contact the Graduate School for advice on additional funding.

+44 (0) 115 846 8400.

How many students are admitted onto the course annually?

On average, we enroll 20 + students a year but no more than 30.

Can I take part in an internship?

We have close relationships with local, national and international businesses and strongly support our students to take in internships.

Our Careers and Professional Development Service helps students find the right opportunities from which you'll benefit.

Find out more about Careers and Professional Development



International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility

Nottingham University Business School
Jubilee Campus
Wollaton Road
Nottingham NG8 1BB

Tel: +44 (0) 115 846 7854
Fax: +44 (0) 115 846 8074